Anthological, Psychological, and Socialogical Analysis of Cinderella

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Cinderella is a fairytale for children that displayed love, loss and miracles; however, when it is further analyzed, it has a deeper meaning. Cinderella is a story about a young girl who became a servant in her own home after her father remarried a malicious woman with two spoiled daughters. She was humiliated and abused yet she remained gentle and kind. She received help from her fairy godmother to go to the prince’s ball after her stepmother rejected her proposal. Cinderella and the Prince fell madly in love but she had to leave at twelve o’clock and forgot to tell him her name but she left her glass slipper behind. He sent his servants to find her and Cinderella was the only maiden in the kingdom to fit into the shoes. She
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She did not leave her house; therefore, she did not have many friends to she could talk to or rely on to help her. She mainly socialized with her stepmother and stepsisters. Her stepmother enforced her gender role because she would order Cinderella to cook, clean and get her daughters ready. In addition, her stepsisters constantly reminded Cinderella that beauty was everything and they demonstrated this when they got ready to go out. Same sex siblings influence the younger sibling’s choices and actions a lot (Gender & Gender Identity). If they were not same sex siblings, Cinderella would have engaged in activities that are more masculine (Gender Role Development). She developed a female gender role because she had the stereotypical role in which a woman cooks, clean, sews, sings and obeys authority. This gravely affected her because she did not know a man’s characteristics since she was never around them. If Cinderella were around men more, she would have picked up on the things they do. Since the men at that time portrayed strength and chivalry, Cinderella might have been strong enough to fight back her stepmother. Gender roles carry on as the individual get older and they do the same chores outside their home; therefore, Cinderella is likely to display the same role at her husband’s house. This might result in a problem because the Prince has his own servant and Cinderella will have to adjust to commanding other
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