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“Walt Disney's Cinderella” adapted by Campbell Grant is the retelling of a familiar fairytale. In the fairytale, Cinderella is a plain servant for her stepmother and two stepsisters. With the help of a fairy godmother and some mice, she transforms into a beautiful princess who captures the heart of a young handsome prince. Then when the clock turns midnight, she has to return home and she loses her glass slipper. After the ball, the prince then goes to find the owner of the slipper, which belongs to Cinderella and finds her and they live happily ever. Disney wants little girls to watch Cinderella and be inspired, but Cinderella is teaching kids to misbehave. Cinderella was told not to go to the ball and she did anyway. “Then into the magic coach she stepped, and was whirled away to the ball” (Grant 249). We teach our kids everyday to follow rules and listen to parents, but at the same time we let them consider characters such as Cinderella as a role model. Why do we as adults make a mistake such as putting Cinderella in children’s minds as someone so important? We ourselves are the reason our kids don’t listen and think its ok because Cinderella does it. The stepsisters in the story Cinderella are made up to be so evil. Are they really evil after all? The stepsisters just wanted to go to the ball and look perfect like Cinderella did. Although they were a little mean to her, doesn’t make them evil. “ ‘Why, Cinderella’ said the stepsisters. ‘You’re not dressed for the ball.’” (Grant 248). They even took the time to ask her why she was not dressed. The sisters didn’t mean to take up all of Cinderella’s time; they just wanted to look perfect for the prince. They weren’t exactly very considerate of Cinderella because they did say mean things to her, but they are teenagers and after all teenage girls are some of the feistiest people. Parents tell kids not to be like the step sister but we teach them to be like Cinderella. The step sisters are even a better

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