Modernism And Cinderella Essay

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Modernism And Cinderella

April 25, 2000
Research Writing



Though there are many fairy tales that have been created through the years, Cinderella is
into our subconscious by stimulating the part of us that sympathizes with the mistreatment
of Cinderella. Others say that the theme of a down-and-out poor girl rising up to become
rich and happy appeals to any normal person. This theme is the common bond between all the
stories. Recently, however, modern versions of the tale have surfaced in an attempt to
relate to modern audiences. In the textbook Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum the
editors decide to take out a chapter entitled Fairy Tales: A Closer Look at Cinderella.
This chapter includes the stories, The politically Correct Cinderella, A feminist View,
and America's Cinderella.

The changes were made because the content was outdated and not "true" Cinderella stories.
In the politically correct version, the author makes a mockery of today's obsession with
correct terminology. Every detail is explained so that no one is offended and pretty much
makes a mockery of the story. The Politically Correct Cinderella is merely a satire on the
left leaning views that our nation has been taking over the past decade. Excluding this
version from the main stories was a good move by the editors because the politically
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