Analysis of "Sandy and Her Beautiful Sisters"

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English essay
Analysis of
”Sandy and Her Beautiful Sisters”

Throughout the following essay I will map out the fairytale “Sandy and her beautiful sisters”, while pursuing the morality in the short story. “Sandy and her beautiful sisters” – tough being modern – posses many of the characteristics witch define a fairytale – including a morality. The main character, Sandy, finds throughout her search, that there is more to life, than long legs and looks. Sandy puts herself aside, while being at disposal for the people that surrounds her. Sandy often puts herself aside, and prioritizes pleasing other people. We are told in the text, that the three sisters live in a flat in Fullham, England, and Sandy – living in the small room in the back – spends her time waiting on the sisters, and their companionship. Sandy does not see herself as beautiful, and although her sisters compliment her, Sandy describes her family as “there were three sisters – two of them who were beautiful”. Unlike her sisters, Sandy seems to grow through the short story. Sandy is a dreamer. She dreams and she wishes about her future, and while her older sisters’ lives seem stand still, Sandy’s life rapidly moves forward. A turning point turns Sandy from insecure, to feeling a rebellion ship, a want for the abnormal. The short story “Sandy and her beautiful sisters – a modern fairytale” has a lot of the characteristics which are known from other traditional fairytales. Multiple times the phrase “Once upon a time there were three sisters, two of whom were beautiful” occurs. The sentence is rather important for the analysis: the first four word are the typical beginning of a fairytale. The number three is a magic number, and can be found several times throughout the story. Other typical fairytale characteristics are the fairy godmother and the “Prince Charming”. The spelling of Mrs. Fairey’s name, the comparison of her with a typical fairy godmother, and her general behavior in the text...
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