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Literary Criticism

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People are often familiar with the Cinderella tales and retellings of a nearly-perfect, beautiful young woman, and yet think little of the fact that she subjected herself to being a servant for her family. For my master’s thesis, I wrote a Cinderella retelling featuring, Amelia, who is emotionally abused by her family, providing an explanation for her servitude with her low self-esteem. Cinderella is an ideal tale to retell in relation to finding one’s self-worth because of its rags-to-riches theme. While Amelia has a rags-to-riches tale of her own, the real wealth she acquires in the novel is realizing her worth and finding her confidence. Amelia builds her strength by moving from toxic relationships to healthy ones. In this way, the novel may encourage readers to move away from unhealthy relationships and find ones where love, acceptance, and help exist.

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4186 JFSB

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20-3-2015 10:15 AM

End Date

20-3-2015 11:45 AM

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Mar 20th, 10:15 AM Mar 20th, 11:45 AM

Of Embers and Glass: A Cinderella Retelling

4186 JFSB

People are often familiar with the Cinderella tales and retellings of a nearly-perfect, beautiful young woman, and yet think little of the fact that she subjected herself to being a servant for her family. For my master’s thesis, I wrote a Cinderella retelling featuring, Amelia, who is emotionally abused by her family, providing an explanation for her servitude with her low self-esteem. Cinderella is an ideal tale to retell in relation to finding one’s self-worth because of its rags-to-riches theme. While Amelia has a rags-to-riches tale of her own, the real wealth she acquires in the novel is realizing her worth and finding her confidence. Amelia builds her strength by moving from toxic relationships to healthy ones. In this way, the novel may encourage readers to move away from unhealthy relationships and find ones where love, acceptance, and help exist.