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The Effects of Fairy Tales in Anne Sexton's "Cinderella"

Summary: In Anne Sexton's poem version of "Cinderella," she revives some of the unpleasantness and violence found in the original Grimm Brothers' fairy tale. This reinforces the theme of society attempting to socialize women to keep them naive.
Fairy tales have always been focused towards children ever since Walt Disney took over the industry of remaking these stories. He took out all of the gore and some of the violence to make it more acceptable for children. With Anne Sexton's version of Cinderella, she brings back the gore and violence to its full capacity just like with the original Brothers Grimm story. Sexton's poetic version of Cinderella gives a humorous and eye-opened twist to this classic fairy tale. What brings all of these stories together is the way they all socialize women to make them naive. With this in mind, fairy tales do humiliate and objectify women to get them to accept violence within society.

One way that Sexton shows how fairy tales socialize women is how naïve they can be. The beginning of the poem summaries about...

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