How To Struggle In Patricia C. Wrede's Dealing With Dragons

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In the novel Dealing With Dragons written by Patricia C. Wrede, the author discusses the crux of the story in which Cimorene differs from the ideal way that princesses must behave obediently since being the inferior to dominate men. This happens when Cimorene resolves her problem by defying her parents and leaves her kingdom. Cimorene was justified in ignoring the expected social norms of Medieval society because she will have freedom, will learn other skills instead of demanding princess requirements, and will have satisfaction with her new and prosperous life. When Cimorene leaves her kingdom, Lindewall, she gains more liberty and independence. Cimorene is confined from freedom because her parents force her to stop doing certain things such as magic and Latin. “ And that was the end of the magic lessons”(4) This expert from the story shows how Cimorene is deprived of magic because of her parents. The bigotry between her parents and Cimorene caused them to…show more content…
For instance, the text states, “As she washed her face and hands, she felt happier than she had in a long time”(21). This shows proof and gives an example that Cimorene became more pleased with her life after leaving her kingdom and princess duties. This also reveals the way Cimorene was satisfied with being a dragon’s princess. Furthermore, the text proves, “She was not going to have to marry Therandil, and sorting a dragon’s treasure sounded far more interesting than dancing or embroidery”(21). The evidence of this citation describes how Cimorene was not like other “proper” princesses, not wanting to marry a handsome prince which was always traditional. Also this indicates that Cimorene would be happier living with the dragon, Kazul, and organizing her messy treasure room than obligated to do responsibilities even though that was what her family expected of
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