Cinderella is a Classic fairytale that most people have grown up watching or reading. There are also many versions of Cinderella around the world that told a tale of a young girl who went through many hardships and in the end married her prince charming with the help of some animal friends and a fairy Godmother. In "Cinderella: Not So Morally Superior" Elisabeth Panttaja examined Grimm’s Cinderella and wanted her audience to see the deeper meaning in the story in which the reader is left questioning the morality behind this fairytale. Good writers can change their reader’s mind or even move their audiences into actions though the art of persuasion and that’s exactly what Elisabeth Panttaja did in “Cinderella: Not So Morally Superior". She used pathos and logos to persuade her audience to look at Cinderella in a whole new perspective.
Barbie-Q The story, which was chosen to explain theme, was written by Sandra Cisneros. The main purpose of Barbie-Q is trying to expose the evils that young girls experience by playing with an immensely popular toy, the Barbie doll. The doll, which was once viewed as being an iconic positive figure, proves to be the contrary in this story. It shows the obsessive nature of two girls hunt to have and act like an image created by these fictitious plastic dolls. The theme of the story is to show how Barbie dolls are negatively influencing young girls and the drastic change they had on young girl’s observations of relationships, self-image, and childhood innocence.
Lakisha Slaughter September 16, 2013 English 102 Dr. Fierce In the article “What’s wrong with Cinderella” Peggy Orenstein’s views are that of a mother and of a feminist. Orenstein raised several concerns regarding the mental and physical control brought upon the younger generation in which she contradicts herself and assign blame. The writer claims that the princess-themed commercial products have distressing effects in shaping young female generations’ outlooks as well as their qualities. Orenstein uses her daughter as the example in the article.
Sphinx’s Princess Sphinx’s Princess by Ester Friesner (2009) is an enchanting tale of a young girl learning to stand on her own. Nefertiti is kind, loving and beautiful daughter of the queen’s brother. She has everything she could ever want or need in life, except that what she wants and needs isn’t decided by her. Nefertiti goes behind her parent’s backs and gets lessons of reading and writing from one of the scribes, which is forbidden for girls to do in ancient Egypt. She loves her lessons and being able to read and write stories is her favorite thing to do.
Christy Wong 630.784.5389 firstname.lastname@example.org Raising a Modern-Day Princess New Release Equips Parents to Inspire Purpose, Value, and Strength in Their Daughters December 2009, CAROL STREAM, IL—Every young girl dreams of that fairy-tale moment when she gets to be a princess. Whether she’s playing dress up, imagining herself as a Disney princess, or dreaming of her wedding day, deep in the heart of each girl is a desire to be loved and cherished—to feel like royalty. Pam Farrel and Doreen Hanna have a passion to see young women learn what it means to be daughters of the King. Unfortunately, many girls around the world have lost their way. Statistics of teen pregnancies, bullying, and depression among girls are heartbreaking.
In Perrault’s version of the fairy tale, Cinderella is the protagonist. She is a beautiful, hard-working girl who is mistreated by her stepsisters and stepmother “who employ[ed] her in the meanest work of the house” (Perrault). Cinderella’s hard work is not her choice, but only because her family forces her to do all of the housework. However, Cinderella has a godmother that is a fairy. Cinderella’s godmother gives Cinderella everything she needs to attend the ball by striking certain things with her wand.
Amber Falde Professor Harwood ENC 1102 8 October 2013 Positive influences of Disney Princesses While girls grow up they will look up to someone as a role model, whether it be a parent or a famous celebrity. These role models are only human; they make mistakes because they aren’t perfect. Young girls might see a famous celebrity that they look up to make bad choices and think that it’s ok whether it have to deal with sex, alcohol or drugs. By raising girls on the Disney princess movies, it gives girls a role model that is in a sense “perfect”. The princesses have been the same for 30 years and will stay the same for 30 more years.
These questions begin to linger in the backs of our minds and leave an unconscious impression on how we see ourselves. Little girls would wish that they could grow up and be like Belle, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Mulan or Snow White. All these Disney characters were idols for little girls over the years because they portrayed who they wanted to be. In the older Disney movies, the
Girls’ affair with the “Princesses” “What’s wrong with Cinderella?” by Peggy Orenstein speaks of a mother’s struggle through the princess era with her daughter’s obsession with princess culture (Orenstein, 2006). Orenstein who is a writer for The New York Times Magazine adopts an informative approach towards writing this article. Thus, I believe her intended audience would be her fellow mothers who, also, are falling into the royal moment. In this article, Orenstein blames both the marketers and mothers for the perpetual of the princess culture which she believed to have damaging consequences to the girls’ future development. She backs it up with the following statement “I worry about what playing Little Mermaid is teaching her” (Orenstein, 2006, para.10) implying that her doubts toward such play.
3-Page Essay #1 “Barbie Doll” by Marge Piercy On a daily basis the media feeds us images of what they describe as perfect and beautiful people. From magazines, television, films, and even toys, society provides a mold of how women should look and act. More and more everyday woman are surrendering to the pressures of society and mold themselves into what they believe is ideal. In Marge Piercy’s “Barbie Doll”, the girl in the poem is very young when she hears a few careless words about her nose and weight. After that, she can only view herself as a big nose and fat thighs.