Snow White And The Seven Dwarw Summary

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This article is based on Walt Disney and his creative work on some of the greatest stories out there, that he than took and made the greatest Disney movies. In the beginning, the article speaks about how Walt wanted to do a feature length film because of the economics and the aesthetic interest. It was because of the great depression that the film creators were forced into the work of feature-length films in order to survive. This was the very first feature length film of time. The three questions I have posed after reading the article are, Does Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs accurately reflect the social norms of women? The next question is, why do you think there were no female Dwarfs? Would this have changed anything in the story? The…show more content…
For most of the article the main discussion was talking about the differences between Walt Disney’s version of Snow white and the Seven Dwarfs and the Bothers Grimm’s version. The two basically had the same plot; however, the characters were developed in different ways when it came to Disney. The opening scene for Disney did not have as much background for Snow White. In the Grimm’s version, there is some detail about Snow White’s father and how he remarried a vain stepmother who is not fond of her (Inge, 2004). The stepmother is evil in both stories and has a magic mirror that is able to tell her who the fairest maiden in the land is. In the Disney version, the mirror is given a male persona. This makes sense in the American culture, because having a man’s perspective on beauty is what most women back then looked for. In the Brothers Grimm’s version, Snow White is matured at the age of 7, which is fairly young. So when Disney retold the story, the age was moved up to fourteen years old or that is the age that is assumed since when he looked for someone to do…show more content…
Developing of these characters is crucial because they each have their own traits and Snow White comes to love each of them for who they are. This is a great way to show how he adapted to the culture because it is a great lesson for young children to learn to accept people for who they are and what they bring to the friendship. In both versions, the Dwarfs then go to work and warn Snow White to not let anyone in, just incase. I thought this was interesting because it set the standard of how women were viewed. Snow White was to clean and cook while the men (dwarfs) go to work and made the living. Especially in the time period this was the view that most people have of women. In both versions, the Queen has a magic potion that turns her appearance into something different so she is to not be recognized. I think this can hint to kids that maybe there are dark sides of people and the change in appearance really captures that. Brothers Grimm’s story also has the Queen showing up more than one time to try to kill Snow White. The first time she tried to use a corset that would squeeze her to death, but she was saved by the Dwarfs. The next time she tried to use a comb

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