Saturday, April 6, 2013


This week we learned about the tales of Cinderella. The tales of Cinderella are considered “rise tales” who, feature the main character going from “rags to riches” by either marriage or magic.  The rags to riches motif is something that many people would want to happen in their own lives. Everyone wishes to be saved from their struggles and hardships and be magically be transformed from a normal person into royalty.  This motif is seen in the film “Pretty Woman” with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. It is about a hooker who meets a businessman and falls in love. In the end they both rescue each other to rise and become happy and fulfilled.  I believe that people can reach success with charm, wits, and smarts. I think that it is realistic to believe that if you have the drive and the smarts you can rise to the top of whatever profession or situation that you want to.  There are many examples these people maybe a movie actor or a businessman or politician who starts in poverty or had many troubles and by their drive to follow their hearts and passions they were able to beat the odds and rise to riches and success.

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