The Different Versions Of Cinderella Stories

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Throughout the various versions of the Cinderella stories, the fundamental, optimistic message remains the same; good always triumphs over evil. According to the English **** textbook Lenses: Perspective on Literature, Cinderella can be categorized as a fundamental fairytale story. Because Cinderella is a fairytale with elements of the supernatural woven into the plot, it does not have a close connection to truth. Also, while the optimistic ending gives hope to those who seek justice, it is unfortunately rare in today’s society for evildoers to receive their due comeuppance. Cinderella’s world ends with a good person being rewarded for her endurance through hardships and evildoers are dealt the fate they deserve according to their previous cruel actions. In short, the Cinderella story has endured the test of time because it ultimately brings hope to people who feel that good actions yield a happy life and evil people receive justice. Even though Cinderella is coated in a mystical and fairytale plot, it still offers sage advice for those going through difficult times in their lives. For example, Cinderella never focuses on the circumstance. She acknowledges her position of servant status is out of her control. Instead of dwelling on her misfortunes, she seeks happiness by her mother’s magical graveside and through her bird friends. Cinderella remains a hero for those who seek to do the inconceivable. After the untimely death of her mother, and enduring the unnecessarily harsh treatment from her other family members, Cinderella retains a positive outlook on life and perseveres through her work. Masterfully, the Aschenputtel story captures the essence of karma. In fact, the
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