SLST 180 Lecture 4: SLST 180

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Two russian folk versions of cinderella: zamarashka (dirty face, zolushka (from the word for cinders cinderella) Missing from the russian tales : ballroom scene (acts as a test of the european/western heroine"s worth, glass slipper (added by perrault for the french court) Must have small, delicate feet to fit/walk in the glass slipper. Prince might not recognize her face when she is dressed as a servant needs proof with the slipper. The seven dwarfs represent : facets of an individual"s personality, seven days of the week, theme of labour/good work ethic. Important for depression-era release of disney animated version. Motifs of snow white: abandonment/lack of protection, cautionary tale destructive power of vanity, about (step)mother/daughter relations, heroine learns wife/mother roles in a place where her virtue is safe. Disney dwarves are not fully grown men neutral sexual characters. Makes her visible/viewed, desired like a work of art part of her training to become a grown woman and wife.

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