Cultural Variations of Cinderella
Fairy tales are popular and highly adaptable ways to convey life lessons in a way that is easy for one to consume. Different cultures throughout the ages heave produced their own unique versions of the same story. Our poster will explore three interpretations of Cinderella as told in Germany, Ireland, and Russia. These stories are Aschenputtel, Billy Beg and the Bull, and Vasilia the Brave, respectively. We will explore how these different settings influenced the variances in the stories, as well as how each story conveys overarching lessons to those that read them. Lessons that will be expanded upon include not letting others control your life, efforts are rewarded, and benevolence in all situations.