Cinderella -Analysis

1058 WordsSep 29, 20115 Pages
Rhetorical Analysis: Cinderella Cinderella’s story is undoubtedly the most popular fairy tale all over the world. Her fairy tale is one of the best read and emotion filled story that we all enjoyed as young and adults. In Elizabeth Pantajja’s analysis, Cinderella’s story still continues to evoke emotions but not as a love story but a contradiction of what we some of us believe. Pantajja chose Cinderella’s story to enlighten the readers that being good and piety are not the reason for Cinderella’s envious fairy tale. The author’s criticism and forthright analysis through her use of pathos, ethos, and logos made the readers doubt Cinderella’s character and question the real reason behind her marrying the prince. Pantajja claims that…show more content…
Panttaja also claimed that Cinderella wins the battle in marrying the prince because she was craftier and through magic by forging of her super natural alliance. She was able to seduce the prince not because of her piousness and beauty. Cinderella wins the battle because her mother was able to provide a stunning gown no ordinary dress can compete. (Panttaja, 1993, p. 646) It is compelling to think that everybody who reads old tale feels sorry for her and fails to see the other side of her. Readers were deluded to think that if you are good then you can be like Cinderella and will have your chance to gain power and prestige. Pantajja was successful in enlightening the reader’s point of view of Cinderella’s character and was able to prove and show her true color. Panttaja also succeeded in informing the readers that there is not fair game in Cinderella’s fairy tale and everybody should not feel sorry for her but the prince because he was the true victim in this story. Elizabeth Pantajja made us realize the things that we fail to see about Cinderella’s true character. Pantajja provides evidence and used quotations to influence the reader’s perception. She also captured the readers mind by questioning Cinderella’s morality and love doesn’t exist in her story. Panttaja effectively uses pathos in describing Cinderella’s “alleged” romantic love with the prince. (Panttaja, 1993, p. 646) While
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