Yet, she somehow manages to leave her family behind, and live happily ever after with her Prince. Another version of the story is the Native American tale called "The Algonquin Cinderella." In this one the girl's own family treats her awfully. Yet she is also lucky and, as they say, "the slipper fits." She marries the most sought after man in her village. Although both of these stories present the[...]DOWNLOAD REFERAT
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The most opponent difference between these two stories is the characters. Even the name of the main character is different. It is not Cinderella in either story. In Grimm's Fairytale the girl's name is Aschenputtel, whereas she was named Oochigeaskw in the Native American version. This doesn't change anything in the actual plot, but something that is different is the family in each story. In Grimm's tale, Aschenputtel's mother dies when she is just a young girl. When her father eventually remarries, her new stepmother and her two daughters move in.
All of these new women in Aschenputtel's life are wicked. Her stepmother doesn't treat Aschenputtel as if she is one of her own children, and the stepsisters, though beautiful, are evil at heart. The new family doesn't want Aschenputtel to be beautiful anymore so "They took away her pretty dresses, and put on her an old gray kirtle, and gave her wooden shoes to wear"(209). They make her work in the kitchen cooking their meals and cleaning the dishes. She isn't even allowed to have a bed of her own; instead she is made to sleep in the fireplace. Because of this she is always dirty, and no longer a pretty little girl.
On the other hand, in the Native American version, Oochigeaskw has no stepfamily. Her father is a widower and has three daughters who all live together. Oochigeaskw is the youngest and is small, delicate, and often sick. One of the sisters, the eldest, treats Oochigeaskw dreadfully. " ...the wicked sister would burn her hands and feet with hot cinders, and she was covered with scars from this treatment"(214). When her father asks what happened to her, the older sister just makes up excuses about how Oochigeaskw fell into the fire because she had disobeyed her father's orders. « mai multe referate din Engleza