After Cinderella Analysis

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Cinderella After Cinderella, by Charles Perrault, we are acquainted with the moral that “beauty is a treasure, but graciousness is priceless. Without it, nothing is possible; with it, one can do anything.” ( “Without doubt it is a great advantage to have intelligence, courage, good breeding, and common sense. These, and similar talents come only from heaven, and it is good to have them. However, even these may fail to bring you success, without the blessing of a godfather or a godmother.” ( As the most obvious and enthralling genre of this fairy tale is fantasy, we are exposed to different instances in the …show more content…

This issue wasn 't just prevalent in the olden times as we still witness the belief that in order to be accepted one must be thin and beautiful. But, the important and underlying fact is that NO, you don 't need to be. All that matters are your virtues and graces. It is much more important to be kind hearted than the prettiest woman alive who is arrogant and selfish. Though this is highlighted in the story with some instances of Cinderella forgiving her sisters and always been kind to them in spite of their torture, this is suppressed by bringing out the importance of beauty by transforming Cinderella into a beautiful girl to attend the ball and the Prince falling in love with her at the first glance. It cannot be denied that the Prince fell in love with Cinderella merely on catching the first glimpses of her beauty. Even the fairy godmother finds it essential to magically transform her ragged clothes into an astonishing dress. “Even the King/ old though he was, could not stop looking at her, and said quietly to the Queen that it was a long time since he had seen so beautiful and charming a girl.” Even the King is charmed by her beauty and would be willing to accept her without even knowing her true colors. All these events highlight the important of beauty over

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