Cinderella by Anne Sexton

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Was Cinderella really blessed, or really cursed by a dove that her mother left behind? In a poem called “Cinderella” written by Anne Sexton, it was told that “Cinderella planted a twig on her mother's grave and it grew to a tree where a white dove sat.” The dove is a blessing to Cinderella, but a curse to her cruel family. The dove is a true bless to Cinderella because she got a dress, shoes, and a chance to dance with the prince. She worked hard, knowing that if she picked up all the lentils, her stepmother would let her go. Her little dove friend helped her by “calling his friends and picked up the lentils in a jiffy”. But her stepmother said that she was still not able to go, because she didn’t have a dress. But her dove helped her. “The bird dropped down a golden dress and delicate gold slippers.” So now she was able to go to the prince’s ball. “The prince took her hand and danced with no other the whole day”. The dove seems to do good things… but only to Cinderella. To her spiteful stepsisters, “the white dove pecked their eyes out; two hollow spots were left like soup spoons.” They were also caught by the dove, cheating, cutting off their feet parts in order to fit the golden slippers. “The prince rode away until the white dove told him to look at the blood pouring forth.” Then the “other sister cut off her heel, but blood told as blood will.” The dove has given Cinderella another chance to be with the prince. The dove blessed Cinderella with the ‘happily ever after’ ending. “Cinderella and the prince, as they say, lived happily ever after.” They lived and were never disturbed. “Like two dolls, in a museum case, never bother by diapers or dust.” The also looked happy together. “Their darling smiles pasted on eternity.” The dove helped Cinderella in many ways and that’s how she got her happy ending. The sisters, who had cheated, had deserved their

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