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Subject: More on Cinderella
Author: Miranda   (Authenticated as Randee15)
Date: August 26, 2006 at 1:51:47 AM
Reply to: Re: The name Vairette by morfydd

The "fairy godmother" was originally "Cinderella"'s dead mother's spirit, who originally came back in the form of a fish (later, the Grimm Brothers had the mother inhabit a tree) to aid her daughter. Personally, I think Perrault's exchanging of the mother's spirit with a fairy godmother who appears out of nowhere destroys an integral bit of logic in the story... but that's all off topic, isn't it? ;-)

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