With this characteristic making it obvious she holds this tale to an utmost lower degree.
My favorite line is when she mentions the cutting of the feet of the evil stepsisters, “They don’t just heal up like a wish (Sexton Line 5).” I find this line to hold a double connotation in the sense; life doesn’t just heal up or turn out always like we wish.
The notion of rags to riches is a dominant theme in American Literature.
However, fairy tales demonstrate a different theme.
When the reader starts off the story, they can’t help but wonder what maze they are being driven through when they find that there are modern descriptions to a dated tale.
When Sexton uses the ending, “That story.” she is demonstrating sarcasm and relating reality to a story that hints to a non-reality.Licensed under Public domain" data-lightbox="media-gallery-1567773300"Sexton's first story describes a "plumber with the twelve children" (2) who transforms his life from tragedy to triumph from winning the "Irish Sweepstakes" (3).Sexton uses the stories to point out a reoccurring theme: a person cannot become instantaneously happy despite their good fortune, because real life is filled with tribulation.Similar stories of disheartened souls who change their lives from "rags to riches" are used as a lead in to the Sextons main allusion, "Cinderella." Sexton leads into "Cinderella" by contrasting the supposed success stories to the tale of a young woman who searches for a similar fate, only to find a modicum of contentment after an ordeal.Cinderella, the main character in the poem, is portrayed as being unfortunate, mistreated, and discouraged.As an audience we can relate to how and why Sexton takes much from the original versions, but we find that her interpretation brings a different approach.Sexton felt the original versions held no light When it comes to delivering a piece of literature that has been a part of our culture for centuries, one does not ruin that “sacred sect” if you will, where audiences go to be belittled and shown ideals for a life that many times does not deliver.Anne Sexton explores the notion of happily ever after in her version of the famous fairy tail, "Cinderella." She sets up an introduction to her story of "Cinderella" with four stanzas each revealing different happily ever after scenarios.The examples consist of a plumber with a large family that goes from "toilets to riches," a nursemaid that goes from "diapers to Dior," a milkman that goes from "homogenized to martinis," and a charwoman that goes from "mops to Bonwit Teller." The first line of the poems is, "You always read about it:" I think this is a good way to begin the poem because it places emphasis on how unlikely the situations about to be described occur.Many times sarcasm can be funny but other times it can cause harm.But in Anne Sexton’s poem, she uses sarcasm to throw her audience back to actuality, even a midst a fairytale element.