Charles Perrault’s Griselda exemplifies what it means to be a submissive, obedient women and how these attributes are rewarded. The prince of the story has convinced himself that “all women [are] faithless and deceivers” and even women of the highest esteem were really a “cruel enemy whose unbroken ambition was to gain the mastery over whatever unhappy man might surrender to [them]” (Perrault). The prince is so convinced of this he will only marry “a young beauty without pride or vanity, obedient, with tried and proved patience and…without a ...
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...gets punished for her sins; because she broker her promise to Cinderella. Through these stories, children are taught that women are rewarded for their obedience and total submission to authority whether is be a human figure or a higher moral power.
Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. “Cinderella” – “Aschenputtel” The Great Fairy Tale Tradition. Ed. Jack Zipes. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2001. 468-472. Print.
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