Friday, July 10, 2015

Spellbound

What if Cinderella was ugly yet kind , virtuous and courageous and her step sisters beautiful yet ruthless and mean . Who would the prince choose? #Cinderellawithatwist
 

        " Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder". Yes , beauty is very subjective . What I  may find beautiful , may not appear attractive to you and vice versa .
P . S -  Ugly is too derogatory a term to be used for a person. So , I would replace it with 'not appealing or attractive'  to the prince.

Cinderella has been one of my favourite fairy tale of all times. I have read it many times and even watched the movie  and I don't remember her being described as a ' moon lit ' beauty. It's  her other virtues which are highlighted - being a kind hearted , compassionate soul.

Even if she was un attractive , I don't think it mattered to the Prince. The Prince was a well read , intelligent and a mature man. When Cinderella leaves the Ball in hurry leaving her 'glass slipper ' behind , the Prince sends his soldiers to find her. He never describes her as a peaches and cream complexioned , blue eyed , golden tressed , cinched waisted gorgeous beauty. Instead he orders them to make sure " all the maiden in the land " tries the slipper . All meant all , they may be tall , short, fair, dark, voluptuous, lean and so on....

And how can we forget , Cinderella is a fairy tale where  ' good always triumph  over evil' . So we never know, Cinderella may have been under some spell . When the Prince proclaims his love for her, the spell breaks . And as always ,
                                   

                                                         They live happily ever after

5 comments:

Rajneesh K Jha said...

प्रभावी !!!
शुभकामना
आर्यावर्त

Rajneesh K Jha said...

प्रभावी !!!
शुभकामना
आर्यावर्त

Ruchi Singh Rao said...

Thank u very much Mr Rajneesh k jha for taking time out to read it .Your words of appreciation means a lot. Thanks again

Moon said...

Loved the way you explained the prince's conduct to find Cinderella. Nice positive thinking. :)

Ruchi Singh Rao said...

Thankyou ! Moon ....for such kind words :)

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