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Introduction of Snow White
Snow White was a German fairy tale. This was the 19th century’s one of the famous story. Soon after, it becomes a widely known fairy tale across the whole world. In 1812 Brothers Grimm published Snow White. The German title was Sneewittchen. From the name of Schneewittchen, everyone knows that it was adopted from the German language.
Main Elements of Snow White
The fairy tale of snow white was filled in different types of elements. Such as, magic mirror, the poisoned apple, the glass coffin, evil queen, and seven dwarfs. In the year of 1912, the seven dwarfs got their first individual names in a broadway play. After that, the given name was showed in Walt Disney’s film in the year of 1937. The film’s title was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Besides that, we should not mix that with the Grimm story and that was commonly known as Snow White. There is another version of this fairy tale and that is known as Snow White and Rose Red. Apart from this, you can find Snow White in different other languages.
Story of Snow White
Snow White was not only beautiful but also a kind-hearted princess. Snow White can mesmerize every creature by her charm. Only her jealous stepmother was the one who cannot tolerate her. Snow White’s stepmother was the queen and she was jealous of her kindness and beauty. When the magic mirror occurs and tells that Snow White was the fairest of all, her stepmother could not tolerate this and started torturing her. Then she ran into the forest. There she met the lovable seven dwarfs. The names of the dwarfs were Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, and Dopey.
The Magic Mirror was the mystical object in the fairy tale of Snow White. The mirror left a great impact on the story. One of the famous dialogues of the queen was, “Mirror, Mirror on the wall who’s the fairest of them all?” The evil queen used to ask the mirror who was the fairest of them. Each time the mirror replied that she was the fairest, but one day she replied Snow white. After that, the thought of killing Snow White began.
Always her mother wanted to remove Snow White from her path. The queen trick Snow White with a piece of enchanted apple. The queen did so because she was frightened that Snow White’s beauty can put her in the shade. That is the reason why the queen ordered her loyal huntsman to kill Snow White and throw her into the dark and dense wood. However, fate had some other plans. The pitiful hunter spares Snow White’s life. After that, Snow White found the seven friendly dwarfs. After meeting them the Snow White felt safe for the first time in her entire life.
However, one day when the dwarfs were in their diamond mine then the queen arrives with that poisoned apple. Somehow the dwarfs were informed by the forest animals about that but they were unable to save Snow White. Then the Prince who was already in love with Snow White kissed her and thus the spell broke.
After reading this fairy tale we came to know that there is goodness in everyone.
Overview Mirror Mirror On The Wall
This phrase is both “Mirror Mirror On The Wall” and “Magic Mirror On The Wall”.One of our favourite Disney classics, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, features an Evil Queen, who delivers this famous line, “Magic mirror, on the wall – who is the fairest one of all?” This is the original line and it’s not has been changed or edited as people remember it. At least there is no evidence of doing so. It is only logical that the phrase is “Magic Mirror” as the Mirror’s persona whom the queen refers to is named ‘Slave in the Magic Mirror.’
Just like various other examples of Mandela effects, this common error has rooted itself deep into our culture. There was even a movie made in 2012 under this wrong name “Mirror Mirror”, starting Julia Roberts. It is almost as if people did not know that it was a mistake. But before going into the possible explanations of this occurrence, there is one thing which is important to know is the original story of Snow White written by Grimm brothers had the phrase as “Mirror, mirror, on the wall.” Disney has made many changes in the story to make it more interesting and it took the creative liberty to also change this famous phrase. Maybe this translation was the reason which created the confusion in the first place.
The Mandela Effect
The Mandela effect is a phenomenon in which a large number of people believe in the same misconception and can swear by the life that it is true. It happens that they remember an event which might not have happened at all. This effect is named after the former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. In 2013 when Nelson Mandela died, the world broke into a huge confusion. People from all around had claimed that they believed Nelson Mandela was already dead in the 1980s while in prison. Drawing from this incident, a paranormal researcher Fiona Broome put together the phenomenon of Mandela effect.
As simple as it seems from the above discussion, it’s doesn’t stop people from deliberately insisting that the phrase in the Disney movie was “Mirror Mirror On The Wall.” The most logical explanation can be that as others draw sources from the original story, Disney has put in its own imagination and that is what stirred the confusion. You might remember this line only through the Disney movie but there are also other sources and examples which point towards ‘mirror mirror.’
This example proves the point that the Mandela effect can be caused due to various reasons. It can be due to misinformation, the bias in confirmation, misremembering or simply the misconception.
The Mandela effect is caused due to confabulation. Sometimes the brain remembers distorted, fabricated and misinterpreted memories of the past. This is not intentional or conscious act to deceive others. Confabulation leads people to give rise to incorrect memories which can be about the most trivial details. But sometimes this minute detail leads up to something big which becomes a complex fabrication. The people who are under the influence of Mandela effect are usually extremely confident about their beliefs and do not agree to any kind of contradictory evidence.