October 30, 2015
Happily Never After
When most people hear about the story of Cinderella, the first thing that pops into their head is the animated movie Disney had created. They think about the poor servant girl who was dressed in nothing but rags who cleaned the entire house and was mocked by her cruel step sisters and step mother. As the story continues, Cinderella then receives help from her fairy god mother and ends up at the ball where she meets her prince. The animated Disney version had become a big hit towards younger children because of the moral lessons they receive at the end of the movie. When kids think about Cinderella all ...view middle of the document...
When it comes to TV, social media, and movies kids can easily be influenced by what they see. Which can result in parents to get rid of or block some of the things that can affect their child in the long run. Often parents would rather tell the safe version of fairy tales exactly told by Charles Perrault because it show kids to imagine their own perfect happily ever after. That even though Cinderella was made fun of and treated poorly something good can always happen at the end. Parents start to create a safe haven for their children because they think that if they keep them in a happy environment for long then as soon as they mature they’ll be able to recognize and respond when life gets challenging. Although in most cases that can be true, kids won’t be able to tell the difference between what’s good and what’s bad. All that they’ve been taught at an early age from the story is the happily ever after at the end, but sometimes good things don’t always have a happy ending.
When I was a kid I was told the safe version of Cinderella by Charles Perrault because as a young girl it was every little girls dream to become a princess. After being told the story I had become fixated that I would grow older and soon meet my prince charming and live a happily ever after just like Cinderella did. I believed that the world we lived in was such a safe place that I would be able to do anything because I wouldn’t get myself to believe that something bad would ever happen to me. Until one day my dreams were shattered and what I thought was true seemed entirely false since I soon realized the truth of the cruel realities of the world we live in. That sometimes not everything you wish for can happen or even have a happy ending because people do bad things and as a result bad things happen no matter how much we believe there’s good in the world. Shielding a kid from reality may result in...