One of the most popular fairy tales, Cinderella, especially as told by Grimm, contains two major themes. So, we’ve split our analysis into 2 parts. This second episode speaks of the dehumanizing power of envy.
There is a brief recap of the story at the 2:00 mark.
We’ll be reading from Household Tales by Brothers Grimm
Adina also recommends:
Cinderella and her Sisters: The Envied and Envying by Ann Belford Ulanov, Barry Ulanov
The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales (Pantheon Fairy Tale And Folklore Library). If attempting to purchase this, be sure it says, “with Padraic Colum (intro) and Joseph Campbell (commentary) and James Scharl (illustr)”. Amazon considers all versions to be the same book, so you could accidentally buy a copy without those key elements.
Our intro/outro music is from Antoni Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, performed by John Harrison with the Wichita State University Chamber Players. You can find the original at freemusicarchive.org
Banner Image: Hermann Vogel-Cinderella-1.jpg – Wikimedia Commons