In our world, fairy tales have been around since many centuries, most of the times they are stories for children; however, an adult can feel identify with those fairy tales. In today’s century there are many versions of the old fairy tales that once we all used to know. For some people fairy tales are stories that show how reality works in the real world, one of the themes that is repeatedly used in fairy tales is the Good vs. Evil. Charles Perrault, best known for his work Contes de ma mère l’oye (Mother Goose Tales), which was a book full of popular fairy tales, one of the fairy tales that people can find on this book is Cinderella. Many people might say that Cinderella let her stepmother and her stepsisters to treat her in a bad way; however, the real meaning of Cinderella is how the good triumphs over the evil. In other words the Good vs. Evil theme is notable throughout the story.
The story of Cinderella begins when her mother dies and her father, who marries for the second time, with a woman who was “the proudest and most haughty woman that ever was seen.” (Paragraph-1, Pg. 236) This woman had two daughters which had all of the same characteristics and the same behavior as her mother. Throughout the story the reader can notice how the stepmother bad behavior began to appear, because of this Cinderella’s stepmother gave her the meanest works in the house, she had to do the dishes, scrub the floors and clean the bedrooms. Cinderella did not have a bedroom for herself she had to sleep in the attic while her stepsisters had a room by themselves with all of the newest furniture’s. Cinderella could not complain with her father because of the fact that her stepmother governed him. Then she met her gr...
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...e she forgave them and even offer them a place to live in the palace and found them to lords to marry them. This action taken by Cinderella could be seen as a lesson towards the stepsisters, she never wanted the bad for anyone even when other people wanted the bad for her.
In conclusion, the story of Cinderella written by Charles Perrault give a great lesson at the end, which is that even when someone do something bad or not right towards yourself, you should always act in a good way, because at the end people receive what they give. When someone acts well, they can expect good things to happen to them; on the other hand, when someone acts in a bad way, all they can expect is to receive many bad things. Life will always have their ups and downs like a roller-coaster but it depends on how people take those bad moments so that they could live a happy and graceful life.
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