History Literature / Cinderella

27th Nov '17 11:17:36 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* BigBad: Cinderella's WickedStepmother is the entire conflict, due to just how abusive she is.
13th Nov '17 12:29:10 PM DoctorSten
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13th Nov '17 12:24:05 PM DoctorSten
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* The Opera: there are different musical version of the story: LaCenerentola, opera by GioachinoRossini; Cinderella (Золушка, Zolushka), ballet by SergeiProkofiev; the above mentioned musical RodgersAndHammerstein; "La gatta Cenerentola", opera by Roberto De Simone.
13th Nov '17 12:13:34 PM DoctorSten
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* DeathByAdaptation: Nearly every adaptation ever has Cinderella's dad die sometime after marrying the Wicked Stepmother. In both Perrault and the Brothers Grimm, he's alive--[[ParentalNeglect he just doesn't seem to care that his daughter is being abused]].

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* DeathByAdaptation: Nearly every adaptation ever has Cinderella's dad die sometime after marrying the Wicked Stepmother. In both Perrault and the Brothers Grimm, Grimm (and in Basile), he's alive--[[ParentalNeglect he just doesn't seem to care that his daughter is being abused]].
13th Nov '17 12:11:05 PM DoctorSten
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* NeckSnap: The old Roman variation of Cinderella. One day, the governess of Zeozolla (Cinderella) wanted to marry her student/care-getter's father. Zeozolla went to her governess as she considered her present stepmother to be a very unpleasant and mean lady. Next thing you know, the governess fucking ''instigated'' Zeozolla to kill her stepmother!

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* NeckSnap: The old Roman variation of Cinderella. One day, the governess of Zeozolla Zezolla (Cinderella) wanted to marry her student/care-getter's father. Zeozolla Zezolla went to her governess as she considered her present stepmother to be a very unpleasant and mean lady. Next thing you know, the governess fucking ''instigated'' Zeozolla Zezolla to kill her stepmother!



** Basile's version, which predates Perrault, gives Zeozolla as Cinderella's real name, the WickedStepmother is Carmosina, and her six daughters are named Imperia, Diamente, Columbina, Pascarella, Calamita, and Fiorella.

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** Basile's version, which predates Perrault, gives Zeozolla Zezolla as Cinderella's real name, the WickedStepmother is Carmosina, and her six daughters are named Imperia, Diamente, Columbina, Pascarella, Calamita, and Fiorella.
9th Jun '17 1:27:47 AM lalaTKG
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: In Perrault's version the youngest stepsister is less bitchy than her sister and mother because she names her stepsister "Cendrillon" ("Cinderella") instead of Cucendron [[hottip:note:which means, for those of us who don't speak French, ''Ash-ass'' or ''with her ass in the cinders'', though it would be more correct to use ''Cul-cendron'' instead]]. Though keep in mind, "Cendrillon" is actually a pormanteau of the french words for "ash" and "scullion," so it is not really that nicer of a name.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: In Perrault's version the youngest stepsister is less bitchy than her sister and mother because she names her stepsister "Cendrillon" ("Cinderella") instead of Cucendron [[hottip:note:which [[note]]which means, for those of us who don't speak French, ''Ash-ass'' or ''with her ass in the cinders'', though it would be more correct to use ''Cul-cendron'' instead]].instead[[/note]]. Though keep in mind, "Cendrillon" is actually a pormanteau of the french words for "ash" and "scullion," so it is not really that nicer of a name.
19th May '17 2:47:05 PM JoeMerl
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* EasilyForgiven: In Perrault's version, the stepsisters beg Cinderella to forgive them, and she does; they even get to marry handsome gentlemen from the prince's court. They also apologize in the Grimms' version, but only to curry their royal relative's favor. She still buys it, but [[EyeScream their ending is...less happy]].



* EyeScream: In Grimm's tale, the stepsisters end blinded by birds.

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* EyeScream: In Grimm's tale, the stepsisters end up blinded by birds.



** In some versions, her father is just e.g. a well-off merchant.

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** In some versions, her father is just e.g. a well-off merchant.
19th May '17 2:26:06 PM JoeMerl
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* TheCakeIsALie: In some versions, the Wicked Stepmother says that she'll let Cinderella go to the ball if she completes some {{Impossible Task}}s--for example, in the Grimms' version, cleaning up increasingly large messes of spilled lentils in a limited time. She succeeds because of the doves who act as her {{Spirit Advisor}}s, but naturally, the family leaves her behind anyway. Disney did a variant of this, with all the extra chores they tried so that she couldn't make a dress.
19th May '17 2:18:38 PM JoeMerl
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* DeathByAdaptation: Nearly every adaptation ever has Cinderella's dad die sometime after marrying the Wicked Stepmother. In both Perrault and the Brothers Grimm, he's alive--[[ParentalNeglect he just doesn't seem to care that his daughter is being abused]]. The Grimms' version even has him introduce her to the prince as their kitchen-maid, ''not'' his daughter.

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* DeathByAdaptation: Nearly every adaptation ever has Cinderella's dad die sometime after marrying the Wicked Stepmother. In both Perrault and the Brothers Grimm, he's alive--[[ParentalNeglect he just doesn't seem to care that his daughter is being abused]]. The Grimms' version even has him introduce her to the prince as their kitchen-maid, ''not'' his daughter.



* ParentalNeglect: While he usually suffers DeathByAdaptation, the older versions have Cinderella's father alive throughout the story--he just doesn't seem to care that she's being abused. The Grimms' version even has him introduce her to the prince as their kitchen-maid, ''not'' his daughter.



** Representing her dead mother, this might be a fairy godmother, a tree, or an animal (Yeh-Shen had a magic carp). Some are more closely to connect to the mother than others; the tree, for instance, is often planted on her mother's grave.

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** Representing her dead mother, this might be a fairy godmother, a tree, or an animal (Yeh-Shen had a magic carp).animal. Some are more closely to connect to the mother than others; the tree, for instance, is often planted on her mother's grave. Yeh-Shen actually had a magical fish that was the {{Reincarnation}} of her mother.
19th May '17 2:12:38 PM JoeMerl
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* DisappearedDad: Cinderella's father is nearly always dead or absent. If he lives, he never intervenes on his daughter's behalf.

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* DisappearedDad: DeathByAdaptation: Nearly every adaptation ever has Cinderella's father is nearly always dead or absent. If dad die sometime after marrying the Wicked Stepmother. In both Perrault and the Brothers Grimm, he's alive--[[ParentalNeglect he lives, he never intervenes on just doesn't seem to care that his daughter's behalf.daughter is being abused]]. The Grimms' version even has him introduce her to the prince as their kitchen-maid, ''not'' his daughter.
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