Why does Cinderella and beauty and the beast lived on more than any other fairytale

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just ramblings about cinderalla and beauty and the beast

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Submitted: September 08, 2008

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when i was younger i loved reading  the fairytales and watching the disney versions  of them. in fact i still enjoy them. my favourites arerapzuel, sleeping beauty, snow white, the frog prince, thumbinela, and  ofcourse beauty and the beast and cinderalla. as i grew older reading and watching television i realized out of the  the fairytales  that are out there and believe me there a lot  trust me when i say that  , since i am english majori get to readlots of literature in english and that was transalated into english, many of the fairytales have  counterparts in other languages and cultures  there is notonly one versionof the cinderella story, there's the Grimm Brothers version  which was orignially in German and there  is Charles Perrualt's version which was in french plus there's an ancient egyptian, greek, indian version. so there are many versions ofvarious  fairytales. i like i was trying to say before i got carried away above out of all the fairytales i realized  that cinderalla and beauty and the beast are the ones that novelists , movie makers remake of. those two  stand the test of time.

 and i think i know why most of us  both  male and female have once had  the cinderalla complex where we clean and do all the work , ill treated by family members not  necesscarily  your stepmother or friends and all of us dream of a better life. hence our love for this fairytale and hollywood as  gotten wind of our cinderalla complex hence the many movies with a sort of cinderalla person whether male or female and how they move from rags to riches and they find their prince or princess charming.

example of such movies are the cinderalla man, ever after, the princess diaries,  maid in mantahattan, and i am sure  there are countless others. like i said eariler on  i think most of us have this complex where  a lot of us especially women  dream of prince charming  coming to  your house with the glass slipper and place onyour foot and take away to his kingdom or for manglass  sneaker  or boot  and to her  kingdom all of us including me infact i am still waiting for my prince charming.  it's likehollywood sees the need for  a cinderalla story and they not the only onesromance novelists too are including in taking advantage of  the  cinderalla syndrome we all have. i lot of the romance novelists i read  have this plain, probably not too poor, maybe middle class who has cinderalla type qualitiesand many of their prince charmings are  either kings, princes, billionares, millionares or either wise very rich and they usually have some island or hotel or house far away  depends on the novelists.

when i think of this  i realize that  me and many  thousands of people  out there  want a happily ever after or believe that  it still exists even though the divorce rate is high in some parts of the world which  brings me to the beauty and the beast syndrome. yes many of us have this syndrome where  we think a beautiful and intelligent and caring woman tries to tame a wild man who does not neccessarly have to be ulgy but have beastly characterstics.

while the cinderalla syndrome is plausable i think the beauty and beast one is really insane  and can only happen infairytales and in fiction. the beauty and the beast syndrome is the one  which seems to have really come to life where a man or woman try to tame  a"beastly " woman and man and most times  end up  in disater sometimes even murder.

what i really want to know is why  cinderalla and beauty and beast and not the sleeping beauty or snow white or  the frog prince or thumblina or any other fairytale that is constanly being remake or have some way come to life. why are  we  obbessed with cinderalla and  beauty and the beast and not the othertales and believe  some of the othertales are much better than those two well at least in  my opinion.

why these two fairytales have stood the test of time and not the others what makes them different


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