Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm.
Please discuss one or both of the following questions:
1) How does Snow White survive against the malice and malevolence of the evil queen?
2) How does the fairy tale represent the conflict between good and evil?
Snow White is described as a beautiful, kind, nurturing, unassuming, virtuous, and compassionate person, The fairy tale “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” does show the perpetual conflict between good and evil (a conflict which drives the plot of the story). Snow White, who is the epitome of goodness, is terribly mistreated by the evil queen who is very jealous of her beauty and her youth. When the mirror reveals to the evil queen that the beautiful Snow White is with the dwarfs she feels compelled to maliciously pursue Snow White. It is interesting that the dwarfs live in the midst of the forest (presumably rather far away from the palace) so the evil queen actually has to travel a considerable distance to get there. But she is so jealous that she cannot control herself and her destructive inclinations to harm and kill Snow White