Essay about sleeping beuty

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Sleeping Beauty

In many cultures storytelling is an important part in their lives because it is a way to pass down information or teach a lesson or moral. Most fairy tales have a moral or theme that are good concepts for children to learn early in life. That is why parents tell fairy tales to their children when there little so they can start to understand these morals while young. Even though some of the version we have heard have been revised for our age frame or the Disney version which are normally shorter and less gruesome for the sake of children. Most people don't know that most of these Disney fairy tales originated from horrible stories meant to be told to teenagers or adults.
A Disney movie that is far too simple from the original is Sleeping beauty. The Disney version was released in 1959 produced by Walt Disney and based on "La Belle au bois dormant" by Charles Perrault. When the princess Aurora is born to the King and Queen a ceremony is held for the child where three good fairies - Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather - bestow gifts of magic on the child. Before the third fairy Merryweather can bestow her gift and evil sorceress Maleficent shows up, and sets a curse for the princess to die from her 16th birthday from the prick of the spindle on the spinning wheel. Since Merryweather had not given her gift changed the sorcerer's curse from death to ageless sleep with a kiss from her true love to awaken her. To keep Aurora out of the eyes of the sorceress the fairies become mortal and raise Aurora as their child named Briar Rose. While out in the woods on her 16th birthday Aurora or Rose meets Prince Phillip, the son of a king whose own kingdom will soon merge with King Stefan’s (Auroras father) and they soon fall in love. Maleficent soon kidnaps the prince and tricks Aurora into touching the spindle of the spinning wheel. When she goes to sleep the 3 fairies put the whole kingdom to sleep as well When the 3 fairies notice that the prince is kidnapped they go to Maleficent’s evil castle to let the prince loose so he can go kiss Aurora. When released the prince must go up against the Maleficent army and Maleficent's evil spells - which include a thorn forest as thick as weeds around King Stefan's castle, and a fight against Maleficent when she turns herself into a dragon. After the dragon is defeated Philip goes up to where Aurora is and kisses her and they walk down while the kingdom is awakening. Then they share a dance while music plays and everyone watches.
The version that this movie was adapted from was La Belle au bois dormant "The Beauty sleeping in the Wood” by Charles Perrault. This version was published in 1696. Compared to the movie there are a great amount of differences. The princess is born and a celebration is had but instead of 3 fairies there are 7. The princess is still cursed but doesn't move to the woods. On her 16th birthday she still finds that spindle and sleeps her 100 years. When the 7th fairy heard that she had fallen asleep she came and talked to the King and Queen and decided to put everything and everyone asleep with her except themselves. Soon after hedges grew up around the palace. it was so thick and gruesome that no man nor animal could get through. After 100 years a prince heard of this curse and set out to find the palace and awaken the princess. When he got to the trees, bushes, and brambles opened for him to walk thru. Then we went to look for the princess and saw all the people who looked frozen. He then found the princess and kissed her and she awakened. They talked for four hours and as they talked the palace began to awaken also. Within a few days of knowing each other they got married. The day after they got married the prince went back home where he told his father he had gotten lost in the forest. The Queen who was an Ogress, began to suspect that the Princes was married because she would go out a lot and for long periods and then come back for not very long. When