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Final Draft Xu 1 Yue Xu Professor Culver ENG 105 1 February 2010 Good Vs. Evil in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is one of the most well known stories, made legendary by Disney in 1937. In the beginning scenes we see a young queen sewing. She pricks her finger and after, she sees the deep red blood. She wishes that her daughter have skin as white as snow, cheeks as red as blood and hair and eyes the color of the frame which she is sewing. During childbirth, Snow White’s mother dies leaving Snow White with all the gifts that her mother hoped for. But just a year later, the King remarries, and his new Queen is depicted as beautiful yet proud and vain. The Queen soon relies on a magic mirror to make sure that she is “the fairest of them all”. From these opening scenes it is made apparent that Snow White is made to appear “good”, while the Queen represents“evil”. One of the most disturbing fallacies within Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the idea that beauty makes you “good”, while ugliness makes you “evil”. Within the first few scenes alone, the topic of beauty and physical appearance occurs with great regularity. Does being beautiful automatically make you into a good person? And why
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course ENG 106 taught by Professor Connors during the Spring '06 term at University of Miami.

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