Fairy Tale Relationship Analysis

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"We are going to be together forever!" We can assume that everyone has heard this said before. Whether it was through the cute little Facebook post of a high school couple; from little kids on the playground; or said between two madly in love adults. Everyone has heard that phrase before. Although, is it realistic to say that someone will be there forever? By analyzing two readings about fairy-tale relationships we can take in their views on fairy tale-like relationships and better understand if the perfect fairytale relationship really exists. In the texts “Cinderella” by Anne Sexton and “To My Dear and Loving Husband” by Anne Bradstreet, the audience is presented with two views on a fairy-tale-like relationship. Fairy tale relationships…show more content…
She argues that nothing in life is eternal. Life just does not stay the same; the people we encounter in life are ever-changing; and will not stick around forever. This view is an abrupt contrast to the views expressed by Anne Bradstreet of “To My Dear and Loving Husband.” Bradstreet is an interesting character. She lived through the 1600s, was married by age sixteen and was among the new settlers in Massachusetts. She lived in a time where a woman was expected to respect the man and be in a way submissive to the man. By analyzing Bradstreet’s writing we see areas where she seems to belittle her own self to her husband. She states “I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold. Thy love is such I can no way repay (Bradstreet 387).” We see how Bradstreet praises the love her husband gives her. However, we see that she is submissive in saying she can never live up to how much he gives her. She treats his love as if it were a pot of gold, there is nothing in her life as important as her husband and their love. In addition, Sexton introduces the central piece to her writing. This central piece of writing brings the reader through the eyes of the fairytale character Cinderella. Cinderella finds herself abandoned by her father for another family after the passing of her mother. The mother hopes to see her marriage live on through her daughter Cinderella. However,
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