Tangled deals more with delivering the happy ending to the child through the actions that happen. This is displayed in the way that the actions of everyone are carried out. The thugs don’t care about Rapunzel running around with Flynn, Rapunzel was stolen as a child (didn’t want to show parents giving up their parents willingly) and the woman that stole her just wants Rapunzel back for her hair. This tale focuses more on delivering a happy ending and funny adventure that Rapunzel goes on. (This is why I believed Disney called the story Tangled and not Rapunzel.)
The two stories deal with two different morals and in turn make the
stories very different. The stories share hardly any similarities outside of the mother of Rapunzel needed a plant while pregnant, the girls both being locked away in a tower, and finding love at the end of the story.