The Separation Of Social Classes In Cinderella By Grimm Brothers

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“Cinderella” by the Grimm Brothers is one of the most duplicated stories of all-time. For many years, it was interpreted as a “love-story”. However, after reading it and thoroughly analyzing it, there are many themes that can be taken from it. One of them being the separation in social classes. “Cinderella” creates the idea that those who are not wealthy are deprived of an honorable life. Primarily, Cinderella is expected to work harder than her sisters even though they are part of the same family. One of the sister claims ”... those who eat food must earn it. She is nothing but a kitchen-maid!”(Grimm and Grimm). Cinderella’s sisters do not work or “earn” their food; however, they still eat. Cinderella is given tough labor to do if she wants a meal, yet no labor is expected from her sisters because they are wealthier, They are considered a “high-class”, so in the story they are able to demand and receive without hassle. Cinderella is considered to be a lower-class; therefore, she is not given the same tights as her sisters and those who are wealthier than her.…show more content…
Cinderella works vigorously all day, nevertheless, “In the evenings when she was quite tired of her hard day’s work, she had no bed to lie on, but was obliged to rest on the hearth among the cinders”(Grimm and Grimm). Cinderella is given a number of tasks to accomplish, yet she is not paid or given adequate living conditions. She is degraded and expected to live in poor conditions because she is not prosperous. Moreover, her sisters do not contribute any labor, yet they are rewarded with pearls and jewels. Even though she is not rich, Cinderella should be given better living conditions and a better

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