Today I was reflecting on one of the class that we recently made with Raquel about some true stories (original ones) of Disney books, in this case was about the story of Cinderella, but not the one that we know, one more cruel and bloody, for me it was a little bit shocked know it because it was one of the books that grew up with me and I have to say that I’m a little bit fan of this books and films (yes…okey…I know all the songs…).
When I was a child, my favorite book was the little mermaid, so I was reading about the original story of this book:
At the beginning, it is more or less the same story, “once upon a time, there as a mermaid who lived under the sea…she want to be human because she felt in love of a prince who lives in the land. So she decided to go to see the witch of the sea to ask for help”.
The first different thing is that the witch doesn’t steal her voice, she cuts her tongue! And when the mermaid starts walking, she fells a terrible pain in her feet, like if someone were stabbing her with a dagger. The advertisement that the bad witch gives to the mermaid is that if she gets that the prince loves her more than he loves his parents, she will be able to stay with him forever, but if he got married with another girl, she will die and she will convert into sea foam.
She, meet the prince, and he falls in love because she is very beautiful and lovely, but his parents tell them that he is a prince, so he as to got married with a princess. So he meet a neighbor princess and after a short period of time, they got married and the poor mermaid cry and cry knowing that it was her end. But the witch gives her another opportunity to save herself and tell her that if she kills the prince and wash his feet on his blood, she will save her life, but the little mermaid is really in love of the prince, she can’t kill him so she returns to the water and die.
Finally she is compel to be 300 years making good actions.
What do you think about this story? I let you here a link where you can found another examples of the traditional book and the original stories.
Y was reflecting about why this changes along the time and why Walt Disney created the sweetest versions and maybe he wanted to protect the children of the bad and cruel things of the world to they have a better childhood…what do you think about that, do you think that they don’t know the real world and only fairy stories?