Snow White, is one of the princess stories from Disney that is much liked by children, especially girls. Snow White is a beautiful German princess whose skin is as beautiful as snow, white and clean.
Unfortunately, the queen who is the stepmother of Snow White is jealous of the princess’s beauty. She then ordered a hunter to kill the princess in the forest. But the hunter did not have the heart to kill the princess.
He then asked Snow White to flee into the forest and never return to the kingdom. Instead, the hunter brought the heart of a wild boar to the queen as proof that it was Snow White’s heart.
Snow White who ran away then met the seven dwarves who worked in the mining area. Snow White also lived happily together with the dwarves who later became her friends. Until one day, the queen found out that Snow White was still alive.
She knew this from the magic mirror in his room. The queen then disguised herself as a grandmother selling apples and offered the apples to Snow White. Snow White was kind and then bought and ate the apples.
Unfortunately, the apples given by the queen turned out to be poisonous apples. Because she had eaten the apple, the princess was told to die. Until one day, there was a prince who was wandering into the forest and met the dwarves and Snow White who were already lying in the chest. The prince apparently fell in love with Snow White’s beauty.
Long story short the prince then kissed Snow White. Surprisingly, because the princess immediately woke up and after that she lived happily with the prince and the seven dwarves. That’s the fairy tale Snow White we all know. But you know, if it turns out that Snow White’s fairy tale is not that beautiful. Because in fact, the original Snow White fairy tale is very scary and cruel.
Disney itself adapted the fairy tale Snow White from a collection of folklore stories that had been collected by two German researchers and writers named Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. The Grimm brothers had published a book containing a mixture of folklore stories in the 18th century.
At that time, both expressed their reluctance to publish stories such as Cinderella, Rapunzel, including the fairy tale Snow White. Because both judged the story to be very cruel and terrible. Full of elements of violence, and other cruel things.
For example: The animated version of Snow White’s fairy tale tells that Snow White’s age when she was thrown into the forest was a teenager. Around 14-17 years old. While in the original story, Snow White’s age is 7 years.
Especially when Snow White was said to be married to the prince she loved. That is, when she married Snow White was still very young. Then the Disney version of Snow White tells the story, after the hunter brought the heart to the queen, the queen just smiled and was happy because her beauty competitor was gone.
Meanwhile, in the Grimm sisters’ version of Snow White, the queen asked the cook to boil the heart to eat. In addition to the two parts above, there are other parts of the Snow White fairy tale that are different from the Disney version and the Grimm brothers’ version. Namely in the scene of Snow White rising from the dead again.
In the Disney version, the princess woke up from being kissed by a handsome prince, in the original version Snow White woke up because when she was about to be buried, one of the dwarves tripped over a rock.
Because he stumbled, the chest that became Snow White’s resting place fell. Then the poisoned apple that was stuck in the princess’s throat came out of her mouth. She woke up from her death. Likewise with the scene of the death of the evil queen.
In Disney’s version of Snow White, the queen dies because all her charms of beauty and longevity wear off. While the Grimm version or the original, the queen was punished by the seven dwarves who defended Snow White. Grimm’s version of the evil queen’s death also has two stories.
First, the queen fled into the forest and was pushed by the seven dwarves into the abyss. While the second is that the queen is said to be present on Snow White’s wedding day. Then the dwarves punished the queen to keep dancing until she died.
The trick is that the dwarves have prepared a shoe made of iron for the queen. But before being used, the iron shoes had been buried in burning coals. So that when the shoes were worn by the queen, her feet would blister and burn because of the heat of the iron shoes. Because she continued to dance using hot iron shoes, the queen died.
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