Transformations Setting & Symbolism

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Kingdomappears in Briar Rose, Rapunzel, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The concept of the Kingdom is one that appears in a great number of fairy tales throughout history. While specific details are rarely given, the Kingdom represents a magical place where all things are wonderful and safe. There are exceptions, however, and they usually revolve around one bad apple, such as a wicked stepmother as seen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Overall, the Kingdom in Snow White was a beautiful and magical place, save for the vanity of the queen who could not tolerate being outdone by her step-daughter. There is typically a sympathetic character in the Kingdom, such as the huntsman who could not bear to kill Snow White.

Like Snow White, Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty) came under a magical spell that tore her away from her beloved father.

In Cinderella, the concepts of...

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