with Sharon Burke
Why is this the case? What is it about the Cinderella tale that makes it so popular and enduring? How has this story survived, and remained a popular theme of so many romance novels, in this age of feminism?
Why do we love or hate the Cinderella story?Much of the contemporary dislike for the Cinderella story, arises because it is perceived as being about the rescue of Cinderella – the prince rescues Cinderella from her stepmother and a life of deprivation. The modern success of the Cinderella story is attributed to a different mindset. People who love the story frequently view it as not being so much about rescue as about change and hope – there is a “happy ever after” in which we can all believe.