Cinderella Analysis

1017 WordsOct 4, 20145 Pages
For centuries, the fairy tale Cinderella, that everyone has come to know and love has been told in many different countries and in a variety of ways. Although each story is different, they all have similar meaning and each one "demonstrates how universal the Cinderella story is, as well as how unique each version is to the particular culture out which it grew" (Tam and Cam, 2012 Pg 194). Little girls all over the world are told some type of Cinderella story and they grow up dreaming that one day they'll be a princess just like the characters in the stories. They will find their prince charming to sweep them off their feet. However, these manipulative stories tend to teach girls that they do not need to be dependent on a man to take care…show more content…
Along with the false message of beauty, there is this idea that your life can just magically become better with the snap of your fairy god mothers fingers. The problem with this idea is that there is no such thing as a fairy god mother in real life. There should not be a single woman out there who waits on someone else to make their future better "Fairy tales are more fables that transform lives with supernatural events. Modern versions of 'Cinderella' grant her wishes without requiring her to take all active role in determining her future" (Coady, 2009 Pg 4). Every girl should be taking steps today to become a better person and improve her live for tomorrow. Over generations, fairy tales and folk stories have given the wrong impression to their audiences and since they are classics these stories are continuously passed down. Every young girl can remember a times in their life when Cinderella was, indeed, the women they wanted to become. The fancy dresses, marvelous lifestyle, and a Prince Charming to keep them safe. Even though there is many different versions of this story, the same message is clear throughout all of them. Each country or culture may change a few minor details within the fairy tale, but the men always manage to save the women and become the hero. In a sense, this story is teaching girls all over the world that they cannot be independent or successful on their own. In reality, this is incorrect, women of all ages can be successful and support
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