Anne Sexton’s Cinderella Story

950 Words Jun 20th, 2018 4 Pages
It starts with a fairy tale story, where all magical things happen and ends happily. The goodness is rewarded but the evil ones are punish. The closing of the story always ends with “and they live happily ever after,” and the main character becomes unhappy but eventually gains happiness at the end. The traditional Cinderella story figure is from “rags to riches.” It begins with a poor maid girl named Cinderella whose stepmother and stepsisters treated her unkindly, but because of the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella found her Prince Charming. In Anne Sexton’s Cinderella story, the author made changes to the traditional fairy tale by adding her own tale. Throughout the poem, Sexton uses sarcasm to finish the tale initiating the …show more content…
All of these are good examples of dirty visual image. Dirty image to luxury image. The author mentioned “Dior,” which is an expensive designer who represents a complete collection of clothes, purses, jewelry, and shoes that cost hundreds or thousands of dollars each. Another indulgence image is how to get to the ball, which was resolved by a gold dress and gold slippers, and at that time they were seen as symbols of luxury and wealth. The ‘trying on the shoe” scene also suggests that most of the story was focusing more on the golden slippers. At least for a time it seems to suggest that expensive things will solve problems, and for the rich people stuff matters especially since it is a fairy tale. The main point here is to find out what Sexton is trying to tell the reader in the last stanza. By looking at its deeper meaning, a reader will be able to comprehend what she meant by happily-ever-after. In line 100-109 Cinderella and the Prince never did any chores at home, never argued and never aged, but in real life relationships are full of challenges. The ups and downs that people in relationships face are hard, and they are not easy to deal with at times. People in relationships work together to build their future, they argue when something goes wrong, they age because that is just part of life. Cinderella and her Prince are timeless, ageless,
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