The Cinderella Story In Ellen Foster By Kaye Williams

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Is it always happy ever after? Is the Cinderella story a true meaning to every woman that deals with any and all hardship? It is how you come out at the end of it all. It means are you going to dwell over issues that are beyond your control or deal with them and make the best of it the way you can. Sadness of a young woman basically a child forced into growing up due to her mother’s death and fathers mistreatment due to alcohol.
In the book Ellen Foster a novel written by Kaye Williams is unlike any simple book about Cinderella. The young woman Ellen whom is the main character in the story is raised by her mother and father and due to a tragedy of losing her mother, she is left to fend off for herself with a drunk and abusive father. She
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The stories such as Cinderella and tales you’re told or read to that give the sense of goodness in life that no matter what in life you’re dealt with such as being poor or treated different does not define you. It symbolizes in American culture how you handle and carry yourself, by being polite, honest, having the strength, power, and will to go on and not giving up. Fairy tale, happily ever after is what woman look forward too. Prince charming comes to the rescue; saving her from our cruel and sad world. (Gibbons, Kaye)
Love and the sense of belonging is what all woman need and with Ellen you see her struggle yet not give up. On the way she does develop some bad habits like saving her money so she may run away if she felt the need to either from her mamas mama or her father. She learned that wealth was power and power is what you needed to be heard; the respect that comes with it as well. (Gibbons,
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Ellen resided in the beginning with her mother and father; who was mentally abusive and a drunk. Ellen did what she could to stay away from him or out of his way. Her family was her Mamas mama (grandmother), whom did not look at her nor trust her. (Treated Ellen as if she was her father and the reason her daughter passed). Now, the grandmother was quite wealthy, before the mothers passing she would send Rudolf t the house each week for her daughter. Ellen would take the money before her father and pay bills, buy groceries. Ellen has two Aunts, Betsy and Nadine. Don 't show interest in Ellen, nor looking to take care of knowing her situation. Knowing that Ellen young girl alone having to cook and look after herself and having a father in and out drunk and abusive. They were not looking for the responsibility in taking her in. During this whole book she remains friends with a young colored girl name Starletta (Best-friends). Ellen spends her first Christmas without her mother. She even goes shopping as far as getting herself gifts like a microscope. (Gibbons,

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