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Hi guys, I am currently watching a scene from The Swan Lake ballet. I actually notice a number of similarities between the popular ballet and Disney's retelling of The Little Mermaid. Since some Ballet Company has tragic endings, I will also cover on the original Hans Christian Anderson's novel in this article!

The Story

Both stories revolve around 2 young heroines and how they meet their fate, Odette is actually a young girl who was suddenly turn into a swan upon meeting Rothbart, the evil sorcerer.
Now upon seeing this, it reminded me of when Ursula turns Ariel a human after she storms out of her destroyed grotto by her father. Prompting the latter to regret his mistakes later on.
Another interesting scene that I would like to point out is when Vanessa hypnotises Eric to marry him, this particular scene reminds me of when Odile, Rothbath's sister who has an uncanny resemblance to Odette fools Prince Siegfried during the ball scene.
Considering that the original Hans Christian Anderson's novel has a sad ending, some companies have both Siegfried and Odette dying. Others have Siegfried and Rothbath die during the fight and so on, depending on which Ballet Companies that you are watching. But others have a Happy Ending!

The Characters

Prince Eric is very much like Prince Siegfried, both princes are hopelessly trying to find both girls who are infatuated with. Both men are fooled by the main antagonists.
Ariel is in a contrast with Odette, because the latter is innocent while the former is headstrong at times. So, I can't blame Ariel for that because she has a reason to do so.
Ursula is very much like Rothbath, but I prefer the latter more because he has more wickedness in him!

Two Lives

Do you all agree with my personal observations on both stories? If you haven't seen Swan Lake or the Swan Princess (the latter is loosely base on the former), go ahead and watch it!