Cinderella

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Cinderella is a famous traditional f​
airy​
tale. ​
Through ​
years it has become very
popular among children around the entire world and it has adopted different versions by many writers. One of the famous versions of this t​
ale​
came from Roald Dahl who
included this in his famous book Revolting Rhymes. There he fractured traditional fairly tales and he also put a touch of his dark humor by which he is so recognized. To begin with, Roal Dahl presents many changes to Cinderella’s t​ raditional ​

tale.
Firstly, he decides to go off the plot in a different direction, altered the characters and settings. In the originally version Cinderella is showed as a sweet, lovely girl who is victim of her ​
stepsisters​
and ​
step​
mother. But in Dahl’s version Cinderella is showed as
a jealous and whimsical girl that demands imperiously to her magic fairy. In addition to this, Roald Dahl also changes the character of the prince who is not an ideal hero who put​
s​
in safe to Cinderella of her sister and mother, ​
indeed​
he cuts off heads to find her.
As a consequence he changes the ending and Cinderella g
​ets​
married with a decent
man- a jam maker.
On the other hand, Dahl not only adds some anachronism and new characters but also changes and extends the end of the tale. For example, the segment when Cinderella asks to her magic wand “no more princes, no more money” and appear​ s​

a
decent man, who is a jam marker and sold good home-made marmalade. To conclude the description of Roald Dahl tries to make a parody, an imitative work created to mock, comment on or trivialize this traditional tale. In addition to this, he wrote it in couples and gives a re-interpretation. Moreover he reverse the gender roles in where he broke with the stereotype about the role of woman, and shows that both girls and boys could be an excellent heroes and heroines. Finally, this poem is a clear example of Dahl’s ability to use black humor to satirize a well-known and...
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