SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING AND DESIGN
THE DESIGN SCHOOL
FOUNDATION IN NATURAL BUILD ENVIRONMENT
NAME: CHEONG SIEW YING ( EELYN)
STUDENT ID NO:0314618
FILMS SELECTED: ANIMATED FILM (CINDERELLA VS. SNOW WHITE)
WORD COUNT: 963 WORDS
ENGLISH 2 (ENGL 0205)
WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 1: COMPARE – CONTRAST ESSAY
LECTURER: CASSANDRA WIJESURIA
SUBMISSION DATE: 5TH DECEMBER 2013
Everyone have their sweet memories in their childhood and mostly filled up with
animated films. There are different types of animated films produce nowadays since the
advance of technologies. One of the types of animated films being produce is by
computer animation such as 2D and 3D animations are widely,which are very common
nowadays.When I was still a little girl, there’s not much animated films produced,
‘Cinderella’ and ‘Snow White’ are my favorite animated films at that time. There are
similarities in the both films, which are produce by same company background, main
character’s background, plot of stories and the stories ending.
One of the similarities is, The Walt Disney Company, which is also known as Disney was
founded in as a cartoon studio in 1923 produced ‘Cinderella ’and ‘Beauty and the
beast’.The founder of the company named Walter Elies Disney. The Walt Disney
Company (Disney) was a famousanimation industry and has a prestigious history in
entertainment industry that stretching over 75 years , known to providing entertainment
to kids and the adults. Numerous of award won by the company, one of the awards won
is the Academy Award for creation of ‘Mickey Mouse’ which is worldwide well- known
cartoon till nowadays. In 2013, Disney ranked No. 2 on World's Most Respected
Another similarity of both films is the main character’s background. The main character
in Cinderella animation film is Cinderella meanwhile Snow White is the main character
for the Snow White animation film. Both characters are known as Disney Princess. In the
both stories, Cinderella was born in a wealth family while Snow White was born in a
royal family. Cinderella and Snow White live peacefully when both of their parents were
still alive. The happiness turns sadness, humble life began after the death of their real
mother and the fathers remarried to a cruel, vain and wicked stepmother. They have been
treated as a servant by their stepmother. Cinderella’s stepmother locked her in a room
because she does not allow Cinderella to join the dress ball. Cinderella’s friends, the mice
and little birds helped her made a dress but unfortunately, her dress was tear off by her
two evil step sister but she was save by a fairy godmother. As for Snow White, her
stepmother asked one of the soldiers to kill her because her stepmother was jealous for
her beauty.The kindhearted soldier not bear to kill her so he brings her to somewhere far
from the palace. Then, she met seven dwarfs.
Besides that, both of the characters have similar personalities and physical appearance.
Both of the characters are kind hearted, although they were badly treat by their
stepmother, they did not have any complaint or blame them. In addition, they are a polite
person who often spoke softly to their stepmother although they dislike their stepmother.
Cinderella’s personality of polite was clearly shown when she was having conversation
with her stepmother and friends. As for Snow White, she spoke softly to the seven dwarfs.
Moreover, Cinderella and Snow White like to sing. In the stories, Cinderella sings while
she was cleaning the floor in living room. Snow White have a wonder voice, she attracted
a prince attention when she was singing in one day. As for physical appearance, both of
them are beautiful and always get jealous by others, for instance, Drizella Tremaine and
Anastasia Tremaine, the stepsisters of Cinderella always jealous of the beauty of
Cinderella. The Queen, stepmother of Snow White who are so proud of her own beauty
get jealous and try to kill Snow White when she knew that Snow White is the most
beautiful women. Both of the character have fair skin tone with softly- shape kind face.
In addition to that, both characters felt in love with a prince, which is the plot of the
stories. Cinderella met his true love when she went for the fancy dress ball. She gets her
wish courtesy of her Fairy Godmother, who does the pumpkin-into-coach bit, then
delivers the requisite be home by midnight warning. The prince immediately falls in love
with Cinderella when he first saw her. The prince and Cinderella dance happily in the
dress ball. As for Snow White, when her stepmother knew that Snow White haven’t die,
she pretend herself as old lady and gave a poison apple to Snow White. Snow White
collapse into magical sleep and the seven dwarfs thought she was dead. The seven dwarfs
unwilling to bury so they keep her in a glass coffin trimmed with gold in a clearing forest.
The prince who attracted to her when she was singing passed by and saw Snow White in
the coffin. The prince was upset and kisses Snow White, she was cured and awake by the
first kiss from the prince. The romance of both character are clearly shown in the stories
when they met their true love. After they meet their true love, they married and live
happily after ever.
In nutshell, both of the animation films are used to be my favorite cartoon show. Every
time when I show the cartoon characters, it keep remains me of my childhood, the simple
life with no worries. But now everything are different, worries keep increasing, fake
smiles from social, problems getting harder, awareness among people and so on.
Although I’m almost nineteen years old now, but I still watch animated films to filled up
my time and mind.