April 4, 2013
The Reality of Happily ever After
And they lived happily ever after, a common ending to almost every bed time story and fairytale. Each fallacy is filled with stories about prince and princesses, finding true love, and the good overcoming the evil. These high expectations fill the heads of young girls, leading them to believe that everyone will find true love and everything will always work out. In the real world not everyone finds their one true love, and not everyone lives happily ever after. Each of these enchanted stories leads young girls to believe that there is always a happy ending.
Many fairy these tales begin with a common girl in some sort of distress, she meets a prince who is her one true love who saves her from her misery, at then end of the story they marry each other and hap a happily ever after. For example, in the movie Cinderella, a young girl is orphaned after her father dies leaving everything to her wicked step mother who forces her to become the family’s servant while her two daughters live with ease. Cinderella sneaks her way into the prince’s ball only to have him fall in love with her, but as the clock strikes twelve she rushes off leaving the prince with nothing but a glass slipper to identify her. Resuming to her usual life of cooking and cleaning for her ungrateful family the prince sets out on a conquest to find his true love. After searching all across the land he finds Cinderella and they live happily ever after and Cinderella never has to serve her family again. This leads young girls to believe that their knight in shining armor will one day whisk them away from all their problems. Real life is not that easy, there isn’t some rich handsome guy for every girl waiting to rescue her and give her everything she ever wanted. At the end of each fairytale like; Cinderella, Snow White, or Sleeping Beauty, each one of the characters is rescued by her knight in shining armor and becomes a...
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