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Symbolism in Fairytales

Summary: An objective comparison of the meaning of symbols used in the fairytale, Cinderella.
Symbolism in Fairytales

Fairytales are as ancient as communal living. However, the symbolism of fairytales is very controversial. In the case of Cinderella, I believe that it symbolizes the role of women in society and the characteristics that women should have. In Bruno Bettelheim's article "'Cinderella:' A Story of Sibling Rivalry and Oedipal Conflicts," he depicts the fairytale as a case of sibling rivalry. Feminist Madonna Kolbenschlag, says in her article "A Feminist View of `Cinderella,'" that the fairytale represents women's role in society. Karol Kelley's article "A Modern Cinderella," also claims that the fairytale describes the women's role in society and their characteristics. The topics discussed by the authors are the importance of Cinderella's gender, the meaning of Cinderella's work, the significance of the ashes, Cinderella's transcending her work on the helpful animals, the values of Cinderella that are rewarded, and the idea of...

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