The Glass Slipper Topics for Discussion

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1. Compare Perrault's "Cinderella" with the animated version by Disney.

What changes does Disney make?

Which version do you prefer?

2. Perrault's version of the story "Little Red Ridinghood" ends with the young girl being eaten by the wolf. The version by the Grimm brothers, often entitled "Little Red Cap" in English, has a happy ending. Which ending do you think is more appropriate?

3. When most people could not read or afford many books, tales were passed on primarily by storytelling. What advantages are there in having tales told rather than read?

4. Bierhorst places Perrault's morals in an appendix. Do you think the morals add to the tales or detract from them?

Do you think Bierhorst should have left the morals where Perrault originally put them, at the end of each tale?

5. In "Hop o' My Thumb" only the ogre is really vicious, but his wife...

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