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This paper considers the story of Cinderella as a "perfect" fairytale. The author argues that its widespread popularity across so many different cultures suggests that this is the case. The paper claims that this popularity with both children and adults suggests that the "work" that is done by the story of Cinderella is one that is important to many societies.
From the Paper:"Scholars often contend that there is only one story that has ever been told and that all of our epics, sonnets, tabloids, novels and fairy tales are simply a variation on this single theme, which is the story of the quest. While one might argue that such reductionism is a little extreme, this quest story that is the story of something that has been lost and must be found and of the dangers and difficulties faced by the one who is on the quest is arguably a fundamental..."
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Cinderella (2004, December 01) Retrieved September 22, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/essay/cinderella-73021/
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