Essay about Cinderella Happy Ending

875 Words Sep 17th, 2012 4 Pages
Nancy Keel
Professor Cloughley
English 111-42
22 September 2012
Cinderella’s Happy Ending In the essay Cinderella: Not So Morally Superior, Elisabeth Panttaja, she speaks about the fairy tale of Cinderella having a happy ending and successful in the story. The author explains how Cinderella is not so motherless; instead, her deceased mother is with her through the whole the story. The author wants the readers to understand that Cinderella is well mothered and she has a happy ending. Panttaja explains how Cinderella has defeated her step mother and her daughters. The author states the fairytale is about mother and daughter bonding and their loving relationship never dies. Panttaja describes how the deceased mother has prevailed
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Panttaja twist the version of Cinderella going out her way to get the prince to fall in love with her, he will marry her; instead, she has Cinderella’s mother making her a promise that she will still take care of looking down from heaven. Instead of Cinderealla and the Prince, Panttaja describes the mother as the one having the powers. She is the reason why Cinderella has become a member of nobility and marries the prince. Cinderella overpowers her evil step-mother and daughters and proceeds to live happily in life. This story is more for the readers who has children. Panttaja clearly makes Cinderella’s mother the star of this story because of her daughter’s successes in life. It proves the Cinderella’s mother has kept her promise to her daughter. I do agree with Panttaja story of Cinderella. I must say I really enjoyed this story after reading it a couple of times to understand her point in the story. Instead of Cinderella pursuing the prince and wanting him to fall in love with her, she marries him anyway defeating her evil step-mother and her daughters. Cinderella rose above all her enemies and became a member of nobility, but she could have not done this well in life; if, it was not for the love of her mother. Panttaja made it clear that the mother is highlight of the story not the prince finding her mate or wondering who fits the lost shoe that was left behind at the Ball. Panttaja has made this story more

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