Blog Post #7

I grew up watching the Disney version of Cinderella. Hence, it is only natural that it is the Disney version of the story that I incline towards. However, it was through this very course that I was enlightened to the fact that the 1950 Disney movie was actually inspired by the tale of Cinderella written by Charles Perrault. One of the reasons why fairy tales are told to children when they are young is that most of them have important life lessons and morals that are important for the positive nurturing of children. Cinderella is no exception to this. Most of these morals are relevant in all of the telling of the story except perhaps the Roald Dahl version which takes a more cynical approach to the story. These morals include the importance of being kind, constant belief in yourself, and to stay strong no matter what setbacks you face in life. I think that these morals apply especially in today’s modern day and age where people have forgot the importance of being nice to each other. Selflessness has become a trait that is rare to spot in people nowadays. We need to take inspiration from such fairy tales and implement some of these learning into our own lives.

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