This version of the Cinderella story that apparently served as an advertisement for Chevrolet has some odd aspects (i.e. the “fairy godmother” is a gnome dressed as Santa Claus). While there are many differences between this story and the common Cinderella tale (Perrault’s version), one that stuck out the most to me was the “bad witch.” Does including an evil witch have any significant effect on the plot of this short story? Or is the bad witch just being used as another way to represent the evil stepmother trying to oppress Cinderella?
Also, I find it interesting that Cinderella tells the prince she cannot marry him because she has no dowry.