Friday, January 7, 2011

Materialism in Cinderella

I thought that one of the things we could focus on (amongst other things) is the materialism prevalent in Cinderella. What does such focused attention on the material items in the story hope to accomplish - what message does the Glass Slipper impart to all the wide eyed (well, we can pretend) little girls (and some boys) out there? I mean, think about it. A glass slipper, apart from being pretty, has no real use in the real world. It breaks easily, you can't run in it and it has to be uncomfortable. Thoughts?

The song, while cheesy, does bring up interesting aspects of the Cinderella story. I hope this is food for your thoughts.