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Throughout history people from across the land and oceans have found that folklore and stories that they have shared have similarities that tie them together Folklore enables readers to view the spiritual and material aspect of any different culture that can be transmitted orally or by observation Most stories and folklore have been known to be passed from one generation to the next by word of mouth or written text Many know the stories of Cinderella Little Red Riding Hood and Snow White but what many people do not know is that in countries like China Russia France Italy and the United States there are stories that resemble the same Cultures can well define the values that make each society different but there are many beliefs that lie within the values that keep our societies quite the same In the story of Snow White a child can learn the consequence of what being vain can do to a person or drive a person to do and the constant battle between good and evil Though the title of the story changes with different cultures the moral of the story seems to stay the same The German version of the story is called Little Snow-White the Italians call the story The Young Slave or The Crystal Casket and in Scotland it is called Gold-Tree and Silver-Tree The version that is told by the US and the one that is most popular with companies like Disney is that of the tale of a young woman that is the daughter of a king and queen The queen though beautiful herself cannot cope with the fact that an enchanted mirror has told her that it is her daughter that is the fairest of them all So the story goes on with the queen wanting her daughter dead and sends a servant to do the killing but the servant is struck by her beauty cannot bring himself to do
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