Analysis Of Cinderella And A Loss Of Father-Love By Jacqueline Schectman

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Jacqueline Schectman is a therapist who has focused on the psychological pattern finding archetypes brought out by stories that resonate with the readers own experiences. She attempts to bridge the connection between the reader 's imagination and real life. In “Cinderella” and a Loss of Father-Love, Schectman takes what her clients take from Cinderella, and uses it to understand their case better. Their interpretation of the story Cinderella reveals what they tend to relate with in their personal lives. While in The Truth about Cinderella, Martin Daly and Margo Wilson explain the statistics of stepparent domestic abuse towards children, sexual and domestic violence. While both authors use Cinderella and her wicked stepmother as the analogy between children and their stepparents, Jacqueline Schectman focuses more on emotional abuse, while Martin Daly and Margo Wilson emphasize physical abuse. Cinderella is a childhood fairytale created through Disney that highlights fairy godmother magic, animated nature with talking animals, and happily ever after ending. While the latent meaning we grow …show more content…

Whether it is a loss of a parent, a divorce, or the change of having a new authoritative figure as a stepparent, children need the support from their genetic parent. “The bird-the departed mother’s spirit, always near- brings Cinderella everything but her father’s loving eye. He seems to be oblivious to the abuse she suffers at her sister’s hands” (Schectman 296). Another way blindness is evident in both the articles is the fact that stepparents are willing to do this to a child. In The Truth about Cinderella, Daly and Margo say that a theory for the abuse demonstrated by a stepparent is a pseudo-parental obligation, yet how can a human physically feel the need to harm anyone, especially a child like

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