The only person good to her was her godmother who was a mentor (based on archetype figures) because she was wise, helpful, motherly figure and she grants her with gifts. In the end the stepsisters get the bad karma because Cinderella got the kings son, and
“Have courage and be kind”, that is a stressed theme in the movie “Cinderella”, it is Ella’s mother dying words. Throughout the whole movie we see Ella always being a positive person no matter how unhappy the situation is or how unkind her stepmother and step-sisters are, the reason behind this being because she wants to keep a promise to her mother and always tries to find the good side in the negative situations. In the little golden book version the theme presented is; hard work and respect will pay off in your future The death aspect of this story has a lot of similarities due to the fact that a lot of the deaths stay consistent including the mother, the
Endurance is one of the most importants traits in The Princess Bride. One Example in on page 69, this is shown by “‘You're alright?’ her mother asked, Buttercup sipped her cocoa ‘fine’” This shows endurance because Westly has died and she really loved him, she cried for like, ever, but then she was eventually able to pick herself up, clean herself
Harriet Tubman and Maya Angelou have many things in common, including the theme of never giving up in difficult times in their lives. Maya Angelou returned from her mother’s house once depressed, she wouldn't talk to anyone. She fought through this tough time through reading, which showed the theme of never giving up. Harriet Tubman a woman many traits but her best was never giving no matter what came her way. In many ways these woman are one in the same.
Lucinda the fairy blesses the new born with a curse, despite her naming it a gift. The fairy godmother places upon Ella the gift of obedience. From that day on, any order or request given to Ella will be taken care of promptly with no objection. Ella’s Hero’s Journey guides her through many tests and trials in order to reach freedom of the horrible curse.
“Hardship adds to the strength of the people and artists we become. Michaela is nothing short of a miracle, born to be a ballerina” (Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina.) The book Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina by Michaela DePrince, is an epic and fearless autobiography. The literary themes destruction of beauty, growing up, and displacement all are incorporated into this novel. Self confidence is major in life.
In Ella Enchanted, the main character, Ella, has been given a curse by her godmother, Lucinda. The curse makes it so Cinderella has to do everything she is told. Cinderella’s stepsisters use the curse against her and make her do things that she would not do because of her good nature. In Ella Enchanted, the glass slippers are used in a different scene than most Cinderella myths. The slippers are stolen by Ella because her sisters
Alejandra was defined by her actions, such as when she refused to elope with John Grady in favor of remaining dedicated to her family. She shouldn't be defined by her words because she often bragged about her rebellious spirit, but didn't back it up with action. Though Alejandra was constantly manipulated by her grand aunt, who kept her wayward actions in check, she remained dedicated to her and to her father. This allegiance to her family eventually became her weakness, as she abandoned John Grady to follow her aunt's wishes, leaving behind a man she wanted to be with in order to maintain good relations with her kin. She was also made weak by her curious spirit; her relationship with the American, John Grady, threatened her relationship with her family.
Although she has desires to live a holy life of virgin and give her full devoted love to God, she still allows for her husband to deny her wishes and treat her as if she was simply his possession. “He would have his will and she obeyed with great weeping and sorrowing because she might not live chaste. – And so he used her as he had done before; he would not spare.” (10-11). These acts of objectifying Margery Kempe appear throughout the book, and they are acts that she gives the power of the men around her to take part in. Not only does she give power to the instrumentality of her life, but she also allows for patriarchy to reign over her
The overall theme of Abuela Invents the Zero by Judith Ortiz Cofer is to always treat others with respect. If you don’t show respect towards others, you won’t have respect for yourself. In the story, Connie is very disrespectful towards her grandmother. In the text it states, “I try to walk far behind them in public so that no one will think we’re together,” (Cofer 4). This quote shows how Connie is embarrassed to be seen with her grandmother, and has little respect for her grandmother’s feelings.
Although young she has a fierce grip on truth. This truth rarely compromises giving her a strong standard of what to live by. With this standard she faces life never relenting on what she believes to be right and fighting against anything she believes to be a lie. “I don’t know what you’re talkin’ bout but you better cut it out this red hot minute.” (83) These words were uttered by Scout in blind defense of her father. As her cousin begins to slander Atticus, Scout loses her temper and, despite not understanding the boy, defends Atticus without considering any facts.