Cinderella - Allusions, Remakes, & Fractures
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The photograph is set at night, with the pumpkins and the single glass slipper showing as an allusion to the fairy tale story,
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.
The story is about Charlie, the put-upon stepson forced to clean up at the nightclub that used to belong to his musician mother. Since she passed away, his opportunistic stepfather Arthur has run the business into the ground, but plans to make money off his two sons, Andrew and Lloyd, by promoting them as the next big boy-band. Problem is Charlie has all of the talent, but none of the luck.Kadee Worth is daughter to a record mogul and already a star. Under the watchful eye of her tycoon dad Reginald, she isn’t allowed to walk her dog Trumpet without a chaperone, let alone write her own songs. Even her romance with pop star Finn is more of a PR move than a personal attachment.With a little push from fairy god-dude Shawn, Kadee and Charlie strike up a friendship when he gets a job as a janitor at the record company. It isn’t until a national talent contest that anyone gets to hear Charlie’s alter ego Rags perform in disguise. Not knowing his real identity, Kadee spearheads a search to find the real Rags, and well, there is no doubt where the fairy tale will go from there!
There once was a widower who remarried. His second wife was ill-natured, and she had two daughters who were just as unpleasant as their mother. The man had a beautiful, gentle daughter of his own, and she was soon to become the servant of her evil step-mother and step-sisters. They made her do all the chores around the house, and she was named Cinderella, after the cinders she swept out of the fireplace.The King needed to find a queen for his prince, so he threw a huge ball. The evil step-mother and step-sisters were invited, but Cinderella was not allowed to go. After they left, Cinderellaís fairy godmother appeared and changed her dirty rags into a beautiful gown with glass slippers. Next the fairy godmother changed a pumpkin into a coach and some mice into footmen. Before Cinderella left, the fairy godmother warned her to be home before midnight, because the spell would only last till then.Cinderella was a hit at the ball. The prince fell in love with her and asked her name. Just then the clock struck midnight, and Cinderella ran away. She was in such a hurry, she lost one of her glass slippers. It was the only clue the prince had to find his true love. He went to every home in the kingdom and had every single young girl try on the slipper to see if it fit. The evil step-sisters couldnít fit the slipper, but Cinderella did. The prince married her and they all lived happily ever after.
The song makes reference to the girlfriend as being a "Cinderella", at least by her father who will always remember her as a little girl playing. The singer even calls himself "Prince Charming". Lyrics:I came to see her daddy for a sit down man to manIt wasn't any secret I'd be asking for her handI guess that's why he left me waiting in the living room by myselfWith at least a dozen pictures of her sitting on a shelfShe was playing CinderellaShe was riding her first bikeBouncing on the bed and looking for a pillow fightRunning through the sprinkler with a big popsicle grinDancing with her dad, looking up at himIn her eyes I'm Prince CharmingBut to him I'm just some fellaRiding in and stealing CinderellaI leaned in towards those picturesTo get a better look at oneWhen I heard a voice behind me say"Now, ain't she something, son?"I said "Yes, she quite a woman"And he just stared at meThen I realized that in his eyes she would always bePlaying CinderellaRiding her first bikeBouncing on the bed and looking for a pillow fightRunning through the sprinkler with a big popsicle grinDancing with her dad, looking up at himIn her eyes I'm Prince CharmingBut to him I'm just some fellaRiding in and stealing CinderellaHe slapped me on the shoulderThen he called her in the roomWhen she threw her arms around himThat's when I could see it tooShe was playing CinderellaRiding her first bikeBouncing on the bed and looking for a pillow fightRunning through the sprinkler with a big popsicle grinDancing with her dad, looking up at himIf he gives me a hard timeI can't blame the fellaI'm the one who's stealing Cinderella
Cinderby Marissa Meyer
"Thoughts of Cinderella"by Jackie Davenport
"Stealing Cinderella"by Chuck Wicks2008
Allusions, Remakes, and Fractures