Friday, August 26, 2016

Fairy Tale and Folktale Fridays #16: Cinderella



Hey there!  Welcome to "Fairy Tale and Folktale Fridays," a new feature on my blog where I discuss about some fairy tales and folktales I have read throughout the years.  This feature was inspired by Chrissi Reads' "Fairy Tale Friday" meme and I was so inspired by those posts that I wanted to do a feature that details my love for fairy tales and folktales!


This Week's Fairy Tale is:

Cinderella


Info:

 



Type: Fairy Tale


Country of Origin: France


Main Character Hero or Heroine: Heroine


Recommend?: Yes!

Summary:


The story starts off with a young girl named Cinderella who lost her real mother to an illness.  After that happened, her father decided to remarry and he ended up marrying a wicked woman with two daughters.  The Stepmother and her stepsisters would constantly make Cinderella's life miserable by making her do all the chores around the house.  One day, the king was holding a ball and every maiden in the land was invited to attend, including Cinderella.  Unfortunately, Cinderella's stepmother and stepsisters had some chores for Cinderella to do and Cinderella wasn't able to go along with them to the ball.  However, later that night, a fairy godmother came in and said that she will take Cinderella to the ball and she gave Cinderella a nice dress and a carriage to drive in and when Cinderella made it to the ball, the prince immediately fell in love with her.  Unfortunately, Cinderella was forced to leave due to the clock ringing midnight and she must get back home before the magic is gone.  But then, Cinderella accidentally left behind her glass slipper on the palace steps and the prince ends of finding the shoe and vowed that whoever fits the slipper will become his wife.

My Thoughts:


I have always loved this story and I loved the fact that it uses the glass slipper cliche for Cinderella to find her prince!  Although, I will admit that the whole aspect about Cinderella's step family being evil might not sit well with some people as I have noticed that in real life, not all step families are terrible people and this story might be implying just that.
 

Discussion Questions:


1. If you were given a formal outfit to wear to a party, what would you want to wear?
 

I would definitely get some new slippers and a blue dress to wear to the party!

  2. Do you think all step families are bad?

I definitely don't think so.  Sure, there are some bad people in the world, but having a step family is not bad at all, especially if said step family are really nice people.
 





Other versions to check out:

 

Cinderella by Marcia Brown

 

 



Seriously, Cinderella is so Annoying! by Trisha Speed Shaskan 

 

 

 

 

Cinderella by Golden Books

 

 

Cinderella illustrated by K.V. Craft

 

  

 

 

Next Week's Folktale:


Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby

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