Collected Item: “Perrault, Charles, “Cinderella; or, The Little Glass Slipper.” Old French Fairy Tales, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1899, pp. 182-196.”
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Perrault, Charles, “Cinderella; or, The Little Glass Slipper.” Old French Fairy Tales, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1899, pp. 182-196.
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Old French Fairytales
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Perrault, Charles and D’Aulnoy, Madame
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It says that there are two hundred illustrations by the most celebrated French artists
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Chapter 7 and Charles Perrault
What is special about this version of the tale?
I think what makes this version of the story special is the simplicity of the story. It is very easy to read and follow. The story moves along very quickly.
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After reading this story of Cinderella. I realized that a lot of the story was pretty similar to the story I grew up with as a kid. Although a few things did stand out to me. First, I thought it was interesting that animals didn’t play a huge role in this story. In the Disney version Cinderella’s relationship with all the animals is a huge part of the story line. Something else I thought was interesting was at the end when Cinderella forgave her stepsisters, she took them to the castle with her and helped them find husbands. Whereas in the version I know Cinderella completely leaves and gets her justice. Lastly, I thought it was interesting how the ball was a multiple day event instead of just one night.
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