Dealing With Dragons Patricia Wrede Analysis

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In the story Dealing With Dragons, Patricia Wrede tells the tale of an improper princess who disobeys her parents and runs away. In the fictional story in Medieval times, a princess should obey her parents and do what is told, but Cimorene is the opposite of that. Cimorene is justified in ignoring expected social norms of the day because it did benefit her life but some people may disagree. First of all, Cimorene is justified in ignoring the expected social norms of the day. “When she was fourteen, her father discovered that she was making the court magician teach her magic. ‘How long has this been going on?’ he asked wearily when she arrived in response to his summons. ‘Since you stopped my fencing lessons,’ Cimorene said," (Wrede 3). This shows that she is not the typical princess everybody would think of. Cimorene shows us that she likes to fence and learn how to do magic. This proves she is not an ordinary princess. “ ‘Go…show more content…
For example, “A black cloud of smoke poured out of the jar. As Cimorene and Therandil watched, it condensed into a dark-skinned giant wearing only a turban and a loin-cloth. he was more than twice as tall as Therandil, and the corners of his mouth were turned down in a stern frown. ‘Thou speakest truly,O Daughter of Wisdom,’ said the giant in a booming voice that filled the cave. ‘For I am a jinn, who was imprisoned in that jar, and I am the instrument of thy death and that of thy paramour,’ ” (Wrede 117). This shows that is she just let Prince Therandil rescue her in the first place she would have not needed to go through the idea of getting killed by the jinn. Cimorene just needed to let Prince Therandil rescue her and she would have been safe and not needed to worry about the jinn in the first place. As a result, Cimorene made that wrong choice in ignoring the social norms in some people’s
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