Besides the veritable buffet of Hollywood A-listers from various ethnic backgrounds providing narrations, there's beautiful music and songs in the interludes between stories and in the stories themselves.
We also talk about the importance of the feet and the shoe, from podomancy to the sexuality everything connect this fable to an important aspect, maybe the most essential one: But, to not get too much confused with the thousands of tales, we will talk about those stories who had this precise characteristics: With this key points we can start to observe some variants of this famous tale, shall we?
First of all, I just named the native american one, research it, wrote it and publish it by Cyrus Macmillian: Well, he had the ability to become invisible to anyone, and only an honest girl could hope to marry him.
In our case, the third daughter of a chief, who had two oldest sisters, quite envious of her beauty and good manner, so much that they cut her hair, ruin her clothes and burn her face with fire.
So, do we have everything? Another variant comes from Africa: Yep, definitely a Cinderella. In this tale, there is Cinderella natiki magic: In a very simple way, Nitika manage to make herself beautiful and went to the ball where she met a good-looking hunter; then she told him her situation, and he decided to face with the girl the stepmother and take Natiki with him, to help her and make her his bride.
And this is an African fairy tale who ha probably quite several years behind, maybe even a century. Fairies and witches make spells and curses, but those can be always break.
The only serve to show the darkness of humanity of some people. Sorry travelers for this little digression.
Now we can go back to business! Even in the Arab World there is a Cinderella: In particular, the mother hated the stepdaughter, and treat her as a servant. This tale is quite similar to the Chinese version, and even here we found a fish as a magic helper, who gave her a dress and beautiful golden shoes to went to a party.
Like Ye Xian and Rodopi, this young and beautiful girl lose one of her shoes in a river on the way back home, after the party, and the golden object was found it by the prince; he sent his mother to search for the girl, and at first the stepmother try to hide the beautiful girl.
After that, when the queen find Salima, she gave to the stepmother a hundred gold coins, to help the young girl to be prepared for the wedding.
Instead, the stepmother when to a pharmacist to buy some potion to made her ugly. Obviously, the potion sort the opposite effect on Salima, but when the stepmother try to use them again on her daughter, because she was going to marry the brother of a merchant, the result was a disaster for the poor girl.
Then it gave to the girl a beautiful dress and golden shoes. And here we will stop with Cinderella, travelers. This was a long way, and the next character is going to be even more interesting and particular:Mar 21, This Pin was discovered by Mary Lowrey.
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December 7, A Cinderella-like tale called Natiki was read by British actress Parminder Nagra. I’m such a big fan of the ER and Bend It Like Beckham star but why, oh, why didn’t anyone coach this poor woman on the pronunciation of some of the words?
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