SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING AND DESIGN
THE DESIGN SCHOOL
FOUNDATION IN NATURAL BUILD ENVIRONMENT
NAME: Nicolas Wong Xiao En
STUDENT ID NO: 0314377
FILMS SELECTED: Cinderella & Snow White and the seven dwarfs
ENGLISH 2 (ENGL 0205)
WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 1: COMPARE – CONTRAST ESSAY
LECTURER: CASSANDRA WIJESURIA
SUBMISSION DATE: 5TH DECEMBER 2013
This is an essay about the 2 pity princess in the fairy tale. These fairy tales
accompany us during childhood time. These two princesses come from different era,
places and they don’t even know each other. However, there are many similarities
between these 2 princesses. These 2 princesses are Snow White and Cinderella.
In this 2 story, both main characters are female. Snow White and Cinderella
have nice appearance look. They have a pair of big eyes, followed by a sharp nose.
Their face structures are perfectly nice in their era. They have long hair and pale skin
which made them look more outstanding among other girls. They are loved by their
late father. However, their fathers have a only a short-life. Their father passed away
and they were take care by their stepmothers.
However, they are hated by their stepmothers because of their beautiful look.
Snow White’s stepmother, who is the wicked queen, wants to be the prettiest
woman in the world. Therefore, she wants to kill Snow White as the magical mirror
said that Snow White is "the fairest in the land". Cinderella stepmother’s treat her as
a maid as she wants her own daughters, Drizella and Anastasia, who have ugly look
to marriage the prince. Cinderella has to clean the house everyday without paid and
also with a little bit of food provided.
Next, Snow White and Cinderella both get helped by their friend while they
are having difficulties. Snow White gets helped by the seven dwarfs. The seven
dwarfs take care of Snow White. They allow her to live in their house and sleep on
their small bed. Snow White also meets many new friends in the forest such as
rabbits, deer and squirrels. In the morning, the seven dwarfs go to work and find
food for Snow White. Meanwhile Cinderella also gets helped from mice, Gus and
Jaques. The grandchild-craving King decides that he and the Grand Duke should
throw a ball for all the eligible ladies in the kingdom so as to find Prince Charming a
wife. The mice and the birds help Cinderella to get the dress ready for her "The Work
Song", and Jaques and Gus help find some extra-trimming so that she can go for the
ball. Besides, Cinderella also gets help from Gus and Jaques while she was locked in
the room. Gus and Jaques steal the key from the stepmother and get it to
Cinderella's door. However Lucifer, the stepmother's detestable cat, pins poor Gus,
who has the key, under his bowl. Suddenly, the other mice and birds battle Lucifer
and finally she was released from the room.
On the other hand, the two stories are using magical ways to achieve their
goal. The wicked queen fed Snow White to eat the poisoned apple. The queen had
used the deathlike spell on the apple. This actually caused Snow White to death.
Snow White was placed in a glass coffin in the woods. However, the spell had been
broken by the “love's first kiss" of a prince who pass by the funeral of Snow White. In
the story of Cinderella, her fairy godmother appears, and with the wave of a magic
wand, helps prepare Cinderella for the ball. A pumpkin becomes a coach, four of the
mice become horses, an old horse becomes the coachman and the old dog Bruno
becomes a footman. Last but not least, Cinderella's rags turn into a beautiful gown,
complete with magical glass slippers.
The ending of these 2 stories come to a happy ending. After Snow White was
revived by the prince, she followed the prince back to the castle; they live happily
ever after that. Cinderella gets married with her prince after she took out the other
glass slipper, which fitted onto her foot perfectly. The two princesses have many
similarities in their life and that is the reason I like these both story and also the