Thursday, March 22, 2007
Cinderella or Not?
We all know the story of Cinderella. We also know the story of Mayella Violet Ewell. The two are nothing like. Cinderella is a princess, beautiful, and she is well behaved. Now, Mayella is the complete opposite. Mayella is "a thick-bodied girl accustomed to strenuous labor"(179). She is not well behaved, she is does not bathe regularly, she is not that pretty, and she is not even a princess. Even though the two stories are completely different in a way they are kind of the same. They both work in the household, they do not get respect, and they are both scared of something. Cinderella is afraid of her wicked step-mother and Mayella is afraid of Tom, or is she? In Chapter 19 we hear Tom's version of the story. Is Tom, Mayella's, Prince Charming or did he actually harm her? Also, will Mayella get her wish that Tom will be killed like Cinderella got her wish of being a Princess?