Monday, March 4, 2013

Cinderella

Back in August, I posted a video of myself reading an old version of Cinderella.



Cinderella is a nice story, but there are some problems with it. Specifically, with Cinderella's fairy godmother.  The first time Cinderella meets her is on the night of the ball.  Presuming the godmother was there for Cinderella's baptism, this means she sees Cinderella about once a decade.  What kind of horrible, negligent godmother is this woman?

And Cinderella's father!  Does he not see his daughter get routinely abused by his new wife and stepchildren?  Even if you say that the abuse started only after his death, this still leaves the question of why he would marry into such an obviously horrible family.

Maybe he had a fatal disease, and he was desparate to find anyone to be a mother to Cinderella?  Or maybe he thought he could reform Lady Tremaine?  Or maybe he was just a really bad judge of character.

Your thoughts?

4 comments:

Ali said...

And then the glass slippers--one wrong dance move and crack, they break...And wouldn't it have been easier to recognize her face rather than her feet...?!

Anonymous said...

I always thought that Cinderella's father had no idea Lady Tremaine was evil because she simply didn't show it while he was around.
And yeah, considering how enraptured with her he was while they were dancing, the prince surely remembered at least *some* of her facial features. Things would've been a lot easier if he had called for every woman with blond/red hair, blue eyes etc, and saw which one of *them* fit the slipper. Instead of every woman, period.

celeste said...

Hey arglefumph! May i ask u something? I was watching an ask arglefumph video. and i was thinking, have u watched the BBC's Sherlock yet?

Anonymous said...

That would be an interesting thing to know, as celeste said. Have you ever watched a Sherlock Holmes television series?