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A Feminist Reading of "Cinderella"

Summary: When read from a feminist perspective, the classic fairy tale "Cinderella," collected by the Grimm brothers, is literature that is a product of a patriarchal society with certain expectations of women's place and rights in society. "Cinderella" also reinforces positive and negative attributes of women in Christian society of the time.
Cinderella is a fairy tale that reinforces the values of its society. Cinderella was created by patriarchal society that expected men to have power over women and women to adopt the values imposed on them by men. This means that the attractive or valued attributes of women are what men consider them to be in the patriarchal Christian society the story was created in. Some of the valued traits of women in the story are modesty, selflessness, piousness, beauty and wealth.

Cinderella is the product of a patriarchal society where men have power over women. This relationship is clearly shown in the story when the prince follows Cinderella, ."..for he wished to see to whom the beautiful maiden belonged to...." The concept of women belonging to men is evident throughout the fairy tale. The prince ."..might choose himself a bride..." but the choice of the...

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