Welcome to Day 20 of the 30 Day Disney Blogging Challenge!
Today I will be discussing a Disney scene that makes me angry. Not all Disney villains are likable, especially the one I will be referring to in this post. Our character is cruel, callous, selfish, bitter and downright mean. In this moment, we witness just how horrible a person can be and what lengths they will go to, to keep others from true happiness. I am talking about:
LADY TREMAINE LOCKING CINDERELLA IN HER ROOM!
We all know the story of Cinderella. Cinderella’s father dies when she is very young and her evil stepmother (Lady Tremaine) and two step-sisters (Anastasia & Drizella) take over the estate and force the Disney Princess to be their slave. Despite their cruel treatment, Cinderella maintains a very positive disposition, befriending lots of the house animals and singing as she cleans. Lady Tremaine in particular despises Cinderella. clearly jealous of her gentle, kind nature and beauty. She is determined to gain an even higher status as a socialite with the hopes of marrying both of her daughters off to homes with noble blood. Her black cat, Lucifer (who is aptly named) is just as evil and constantly terrorising the poor mice. They are a match made in heaven.
When word spreads that there is to be a Royal Ball for the Prince to choose his Princess, Lady Tremaine is rapt with power and ambition. She is angry that Cinderella asks to join them but as the invitation dictates ‘every lady in the kingdom is invited.’ She agrees but on one condition: Cinderella must finish all her chores and find a dress herself. Basically, she sets her up to fail and proceeds to heap chore after chore on our poor protagonist. As we all know, the wicked step-sisters end up ruining Cinderella’s dress and leave her devastated as they make their way to the ball. Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother arrives and…
BIBBITY BOBBITY BOO!
Cinderella arrives at the ball, a vision of perfection and the Prince is instantly enamored by her. They dance to So This is Love and Lady Tremaine along with both her daughters stare at them in envy. They have no idea it is really Cinderella. As the clock strikes midnight, Cinderella escapes but leaves her glass slipper behind. The Prince picks it up.
News arrives that the Prince will be visiting every home in the kingdom to see who’s foot will fit the glass slipper. Whomever it belongs to will become his bride. Upon hearing of this, Cinderella falls into a daydream, singing So This is Love and twirling as she did at the Royal Ball. In that moment, Lady Tremaine realises who the mystery girl was and follows Cinderella up to her room before locking her in and pocketing the key. She wants to ensure that Cinderella does not try on the glass slipper. This scene makes me so angry because it is the epitome of cruelty. Lady Tremaine has treated her appallingly since the day her father died and fights against her happiness/freedom until the very end. An evil smirk falls across her face she walks away from her step-daughter’s cries. Luckily, with the help of her animal friends, Cinderella escapes and tries on the glass slipper. She marries her Prince and they live happily ever after…
Grrr, it makes my blood boil every single time! Which Disney moment makes you truly angry? Why does it grind your gears?
Any scene with Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmatians
Thank you for reading! I will see you tomorrow!
Peace & Love xoxo