• The Queen dislikes Snow White because the mirror states that she is the most beautiful in all the land. • The Queen summons a hunter and orders him to take Snow White into the forest to kill her. • The hunter, who functions as the guide figure, finds Snow White beautiful, so he spares her from being killed. • Snow White, separated from her social realm, is deserted and left alone in the forest. • The Dwarfs, who are also guide figures, provide Snow White with shelter and nourishment while she is in the sacred or supernatural realm.
2. Struggle or initiation:
• Snow White learns how to keep the Dwarfs’ house neat and tidy. • The evil Queen tempts Snow White three times: once with the bodice laces, then with the hair comb, and finally with the poisoned apple. • After failing the first two tests, Snow White is successfully brought back to life by the Dwarfs. • After Snow White fails the final test, the Dwarfs are unable to bring her back to life. • Snow White is placed in a glass coffin where she remains for a long period. This represents a time of inner growth. • A young Prince sees Snow White, falls in love with her, and brings her to his castle. • The Prince, who is representative of the goddess figure, is Snow White’s soul mate and bestows unconditional love upon her. 3. Return or reintegration with gift or new power:
• Snow White awakens and comes back to life after the poisoned apple is disgorged. • This represents her rebirth and symbolizes her reintegration with society. • Snow White has learned that she must not trust everyone, as the world contains both good and evil people. • Through her experience, Snow White reaches maturity and is ready for marriage.
Marriage is a complicated thing that is effected by many things. People let things stand in the way of marrying the person they love. Circumstances sometimes determine whether marriage is appropriate or even possible. The same is true with Queen Elizabeth. She did was she thought was best for herself and her country. Queen Elizabeth I was tempted by many things but refused to marry for the good of ...