Cinderella fairytale short story analysis

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1. Short Story Analysis CINDERELLA By: Dyah Ayu Purwati Ranti Dwi Andini Regina N. Helnaz 2. Theme ≈Kindness will defeat wickedness : Kindness & patience…
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  • 1. Short Story Analysis CINDERELLA By: Dyah Ayu Purwati Ranti Dwi Andini Regina N. Helnaz
  • 2. Theme ≈Kindness will defeat wickedness : Kindness & patience Cinderella owns will defeat evil soul of her stepmother & stepsisters in the end. ≈Envy & Jealousy : Her stepmother always feel envy with Cinderella. It is shown in the third paragraph, that no matter how splendid and elegant her stepsisters’ clothes are, they were still clumsy, lumpy, and ugly, and always would be. So, that’s why Cinderella was given her stepsisters’ second-hand dresses by her mother to make Cinderella looks ugly.
  • 3. Setting Setting of Time The story takes place a long time ago in a land ruled by a king and a queen Setting of place Cinderella’s house : Kitchen In the kitchen, where Cinderella was sitting all by herself, there was a burst of light and a fairy appeared. The Prince’s Palace : Ballroom When Cinderella entered the ballroom at the palace, a hush fell. Everyone stopped in mid-sentence to admire her elegance, her beauty and grace.
  • 4. Point of View Omniscent:  The narrator knows everyone’s feeling  The words writer mostly uses : There lived, she, hers, his, names of character (Cinderella, Prince, Fairy)
  • 5. Plot Introduction “Once upon a time, there lived an unhappy young girl. Unhappy she was, for her mother was dead, her father had married another woman, a widow with two daughters, and her stepmother didn't like her one little bit.”  Rising Action • Her stepmother and stepsisters always treated her harshly , like she was a slave • Her stepmother and stepsisters didn’t allowed her to go to the dance party in the palace • The fairy godmother and her animal friend helped her to go to attend the party
  • 6. Climax After dancing with the prince she had to leave the ballroom in a hurry that caused one her slipper was left. The prince couldn’t catch her. Falling Action The butler, based on The Prince order, found Cinderella and her foot fitted on the slipper.  Resolution After finding Cinderella as the girl he fell in love with, they got married and lived happily ever after.
  • 7. Conflict The conflicts that happened in this story are: External Conflict Cinderella vs her mother because when she asked to go to the party, her step-mother would decline her wish and said, "You? My dear girl, you're staying at home to wash the dishes, scrub the floors and turn down the beds for your stepsisters. They will come home tired and very sleepy." Internal Conflict Cinderella vs herself because she thought she was not fit in to go to the palace, she was ugly, etc.
  • 8. Symbol The glass slippers, as a gift from Cinderella's godmother, are symbolic of the gifts of Cinderella's character such as kindness, gentleness, patience, and grace. The fact that the slippers are made out of glass also plays an important role in establishing the slippers as a lasting representation of Cinderella's character. Glass pictures Cinderella’s heart which is pure & clear. The wand used by Fairy Godmother symbolizes magical things
  • 9. Characters  Main or major character : 1. Cinderella (Protagonist) 2. Step-mother (Antagonist)  Minor characters: 1. Step-sisters 2. The butler  Supporting Character 1. The Prince
  • 10. Characterization  Cinderella's character is a beautiful girl with kindness, politeness, gentleness, patience and grace because despite the rude treatment she gets around her house, Cinderella stays calm to people who do not deserve to be treated with such respect. Cinderella spends a lot of time doing all of these chores, and she shows a great degree of obedience, acting directly as her step-mother orders her.  Her step-mother and step-sisters are very demanding, unkind, cruel, and harsh. Unfortunately for Cinderella, her step-sisters are the jewels in their mother's eyes, while Cinderella is just taking up space in the background. Cinderella has been forbidden from many activities for so long that she may no longer even attempt to escape her prison like home filled with housework.
  • 11.  The Prince is persistent and positive. From the text, we know that when Cinderella was saying that they both will never meet again, but The Prince still was certain that they will. In addition, The Prince who was madly in love, wanted to prove his love to Cinderella by putting on an effort to find her  The Butler is an obedient and faithful person to the Prince. It is shown in the text where he was told by the Prince to find the girl whose foot those slipper fit all over the village .
  • 12. Tone  The writer’s tone of the story is Bitterness  Proved by the author’s choice of words and details, shown in the beginning of the story in which the writer describes Cinderella as this poor unhappy young girl, lived in a house where she always gets harsh treatment from her stepmother and stepsisters.
  • 13. Style Simple : The author pictures the story with a few chances of misunderstanding Sad. In the story, the author depicts how miserable Cinderella’s life by stressing that she was unhappy and far from any descent life. Colloquial because the author used the common speech
  • 14. Allegory
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