In a modern approach to Cinderella, Jessica Day George’s Princess of Glass gives fairy tale readers a whole different Cinderella perspective. Poppy, the main protagonist, is a young princess who is shown to be smart, independent, and not your usual royalty. She takes part in a royal exchange program to help unite her kingdom. Over there, she meets Prince Christian, the ‘Prince Charming’ of the story. He is first introduced to the readers as a young man whose parents want him to marry therefore throwing him big parties to meet the girl of his dreams. Even when he later meets Poppy he doesn’t immediately fall in love with her but they become friends. Later we see that he is actually quite shy around people but loved by everyone because he respects people of all titles. Day gives him a more …show more content…
Readers get some background information about him and what type of prince he is (eg) . With Ellen’s dislikeable attitude towards Poppy, she still offers and insists to help Ellen break out of the evil magic deal, which is an expected Cinderella-like behavior. Prince Christian is the one who suggests that Poppy should take Ellen’s place because she knows her way around breaking spells (again suggesting that Christian was smart-risking a girl he likes and puts his trust in her). Poppy willingly takes Ellen’s place knowing there can be big consequences that can happen to her if Corley finds out. This fairy tale has Cinderella being played as a pawn in a dark magical plan from her evil godmother, an element not commonly seen in such fairytales .Poppy’s real maturity is shown at the end when her actual age is revealed - 16 years old. Day’s way of showing her age at the end could have been a stylistic manner to let the readers assume Poppy was mature and old but she was only sixteen; refusing to marry Prince Christian and telling him to wait a few more years is another
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In the book The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, Rex is very important character because he plays a key role in his kids lives. This character named Rex has many point when he is helpful and others with he is not in his right mind. He is in a hard time when he does not have much money and him and his wife Rose Mary does not have money management skills. These are just a couple of reasons why things you do have consequences for the actions. There are many parts in the story where something they do have a consequence right now I will find a couple examples of this.
Not everyone is lucky in this world with great parents to care for them. People may not always know how great their parents are and take them for granted. A good parent is someone who will you whenever you need them and will love you no matter the situation. Parents may not always agree with your actions or words but they will love you unconditionally through any bad choice you make. For instance, imagine if you were to become something in life that was a horrible decision like being a thief and all you ever did was for your convenience and never seemed to do one good action.
Most teens now face many difficulties, but through those challenges, they can find many important life lessons. The novel “Red Glass” is by Laura Resau, it is about a girl named Sophie who overcame many struggles throughout her journey. Sophie is insecure, but she’s mostly brave. She is a bit if a germaphobe to. All of these traits that Sophie has conquered led her to learn a big life lesson.
Tyler Lucas Mrs. Wood English III 06 February 2023 Rex Wall’s Parenting Ability What skills do you think are necessary to be worthy of being a reliable parent of kids? In the story The Glass Castle written and narrated by Jeanette Wall, Rex Wall, the father of 3 children, one being Jeannette, clearly shows his interesting parenting skills. Some are good, some are bad, which puts him and his family through many ups and downs that we see as we read the story. Rex teaches his kids good morals to live by, but in very contradicting ways.
Jeannette’s Tone Change As a result of maturing and learning new things, perspectives on people usually change. This is what happened with Jeanette Walls in her novel, The Glass Castle. Her initial attitude towards her father, Rex Walls, is loving, supportive, and faithful. However, when she is able to process how many times her father has let her down, her tone in the book changes to being very critical and clinical.
Many themes can be portrayed in a person’s life. Especially when one’s life is struck by so many strange events. The Glass Castle by Jeanette Wells is a very good example. Jeanette experiences many accounts of survival, betrayal, and loss which go on to influence the rest of her life. Jeanette’s life becomes a rollercoaster and she takes us along for the ride.
The Wilson Times Journal Gazette Chronicle Have you watched the movie,“The Princess Bride?” If you did not, there is about nine main characters such as Buttercup, Westley, Prince Humperdinck, Vizzini, Fezzik, Inigo Montoya, Count Rugen, Miracle Max, and Valerie. However, I’m only going to focus on three main character’s personality traits and dispositions. Such as Buttercup, Westley, and Prince Humperdinck. Buttercup was in love with Westley, the poor farm boy.
From its onset with its first feature-length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937, Disney has grown to become a worldwide phenomenon today. But over the years, various parent groups, scholars and film critics have accused Disney for creating shallow, stereotypical princesses whose ultimate aim was to find her 'prince charming ' and live happily ever after. In her article, “What’s Wrong With Cinderella?” in the New York Times, Peggy Orenstein expresses her concern over the effect of princess figures like Cinderella on young girls ' perceptions of themselves and how they should behave (“What’s Wrong With Cinderella?”).
In “The Glass Tower” by Reinaldo Arenas, Alfredo, the main character, escapes his native country and currently lives in Miami. He is a writer that tirelessly goes to endless parties in his honor while being unable to write a story involving characters that are begging to be written down. Alfredo attends a big party where his characters, floating in his head, appear to come alive and do as they please. Alfredo’s identity is shown to be lacking and ungenuine due to his struggle to express his thoughts, being financially unstable, and how he wants to appear to others.
Kai Sebastian English 10H Mrs. Denchfield 8/27/15 10H Summer Assignment: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls 1.“‘We could live like this forever,’ I said. ‘I think we’re going to,’ she said.” (Walls 18) This is near the beginning of the books between the two siblings of the narrator (Jeannette Walls) and her older sister (Lori Walls) as they are lying underneath the stars on a clear night in the desert. The reason for these exchange of words was the fact they were on one of their dad’s
Nicholas Sparks once said, “I don’t know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change.” In the memoir, The Glass Castle author Jeannette Walls shows how her father Rex Walls changes with everything thrown at him as a father or four. In the beginning of being a parent Rex shares his intelligence with his children.
In “Princess Paradox”, Poniewozik distinguishes that there is a different kind of “Cinderella” in today’s world compared to pre 21st century Cinderella. Poniewozik points out that the new characteristics of today’s Cinderella are being: self-determined, independent, not wanting a Prince Charming, and at the same time to be the one that saves Prince Charming. These characteristics are much more different compared to pre 21st century where Cinderella finds true love with a Prince Charming, and is completely dependent on him. The reason why Poniewozik thinks that this new trend of Cinderella isn’t bad for young girls is because those little girls who fantasize about being a princess one day see these new traits and try to imitate them. They see that these new princesses aren’t dependent on anyone, and have also learned lessons of feminism.
In the novel, The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls faces many challenges that seemed impossible to overcome much like I have during my middle school years. Jeannette in her younger years had to deal with poverty and bullying that I have to imagine caused much distress and pain in her life. While my story and Jeannette’s aren’t that similar, they both are about pain and challenges that we had to overcome. In my case, my hardships began around the beginning of seventh grade. I had to deal with horrible surgery recovery and things going wrong in my body.
The story takes place in a glass castle. If you are thinking why make a castle out of glass that could come crashing down at any moment right now, then you are thinking just like the main character. Since the main character does not like the feeling of fragile glass surrounding her she stays in the stone chambers underneath. Outside of the castle though she is in the country of Adarlan which apparently is conquering the world. In the world there was also magic, but the king of Adarlan ordered all magic to be destroyed so that even people who had magic in their blood didn’t believe they had any power to use magic, and anyone who tried to use magic got executed.