Sunday, September 23, 2012

Magic and Marriage: The Path to Success?

Cinderella like many other fairy tales have a common set up that illustrate helpless girls gaining success and happiness through marrying a perfect prince and moving into his castle. This motif is not a realistic aspiration for girls to look up to. This inspires sitting around waiting to be "saved" by a prince. Instead girls should be learning to independent and make their own success by saving themselves from their problems.
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 The motif also puts unrealistic pressure on boys. They are expected to come and sweep a girl off her feet. If a boy is not completely perfect and living up to fairy tale dreams a girl will just turn him away. Both genders should learn to live for themselves and be happy in their own lives before adding anyone else to it.

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