Put ’em together and what have you got?

So this is my 45th post on this blog. When I came up with this idea a little over a year ago, I thought I might be able to come up with enough questions to last at least six months. I have had a lot of fun sharing my crazy and finding that there are a lot of other people out there that think the same way I do…not sure that is a good thing actually. That said, I believe that I am going to bring this blog close. I have a few more posts ready to go but plan to launch my last post on my 35th birthday, March 30. Ok, enough about that. On to today’s question…

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Do ends justify the means? I think in most scenarios we verbally disagree but when the outcome is favorable, we tend to overlook what it took to get us there. I think this is the case in Cinderella. We see Cinderella and the Prince living happily ever after and feel pretty darn good about it all. And I am sure that the Fairy Godmother would point to that fact and say that she had done her job properly. But did she? Did she really?

Cinderella’s life up to the point she encountered the lady in question had been anything but a fairy tale. She was already being raised by a single father when she is thrust into a less than happy mixed family. Shortly after she loses her father and becomes for all intents and purposes a slave to a tyrannical step-mother and step-sisters. While we don’t know how long this went on, it appears that this occurred for quite some time.  I’ll hazard a guess and say around 10 years.

And all this time Cinderella takes it in stride. It’s not like there is someone out there that could come in and take her out of this horrible situation. No one with magical powers that could magically free her from her captors or at least change some random objects into a means of escape. Oh, wait….there is! Enter the Fairy Godmother. I bet she will have a plan to save her charge. I mean, that’s what she is there for right? So, what’s the plan FG? What? Ok, let me get this straight. Your plan is to make her a pretty dress, horribly uncomfortable shoes and call her an Uber so she can get to a party? And then what? That’s it? That’s your contribution? And when a persistent prince and industrious mice save the day, you can smile and think ‘job well done?’ Unfortunately it doesn’t work that way for me. If I had my druthers, I would get her bibbity bobbity booted out of the Fairy Godmother Academy.

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Image Credit —> disney.wikia.com

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15 comments

    1. Thanks. Very nice of you to say. Being a parent I have less and less free time. Had a great time writing this blog but have some other plans/ideas so something had to give you know?

  1. No no no!!! You can’t go! Especially until you answer the question: who made the hand manacles for Elsa’s imprisonment? There wouldn’t have been enough time for Hans to have made them; but surely her dad didn’t?! Or maybe the nice jolly head servant who seems so mild-mannered yet a) surely knew of Elsa’s powers and b) delivered the comeuppance to Hans and the Duke of Weasleton. I NEED ANSWERS!!!

  2. But you have to consider it is Cinderella’s faith that makes the Fairy Godmother come. So I think going to the ball is what Cinderella wants not the Fairy Godmother. It is her dream so they made it come true. Whether it was a good dream for Cinderella to have is another story but it worked out pretty well for her.

      1. The whole point of Cinderella is that dreams can come true. That’s why the story has lasted back from the middle ages. Cinderella needed rescue and she wasn’t just rescued but made a princess.

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