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Ella Enchanted Ebook Ä 232 pages Download × At birth Ella is inadvertently cursed by an imprudent young fairy named Lucinda who bestows on her the gift of obedience Anything anyone tells her to do Ella must obey Another girl might have been cowed by this affliction but not feisty Ella Instead of making me docile Lucinda's curse made a reAt birth Ella is inadvertently cursed by an imprudent young fairy named Lucinda who bestows on her the gift of obedience Anything anyone tells her to do Ella must obey Another girl might have been cowed by this affliction but not feisty Ella Instead of making me docile Lucinda's curse made a rebel of me Or perhaps I was that way naturally When her beloved mother dies leaving her in the care of a mostly absent and avaricious father and later a loathsome stepmother and Feminists often denounce traditional fairy tales because they perpetuate the ideals of a patriarchal society by encouraging girls to behave like proper princesses and wait for charming princes to take charge and save the day In response to these traditional fairy tales many authors have tried to reclaim the realm of fairy tales for girls These retellings feature active protagonists who are not scared of taking charge and do not need princes to save them One example of this new fairy tale genre is the 1998 children’s novel Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine which takes an untraditional approach to retelling the story of Cinderella The novel addresses several specific feminist issues specifically negotiating and fighting the burden of obedience the importance of female friendships and of course learning to save yourselfThe story is set in an imaginary medieval esue kingdom called Frell A roaming fairy named Lucinda gives Ella the giftcurse of obedience at Ella’s birth As a result Ella has to do everything she is told no matter what harm it might cause to herself or others In the novel the severity of Ella’s curse in constantly underscored with passages explaining how little control Ella has over her own life “If someone told me to hop on one foot for a day and a half I’d have to do it And hopping on one foot wasn’t the worst order I could be given If you commanded me to cut off my own head I’d have to do it As the plot moves forward Ella is compelled to leave home to try and find Lucinda and ask her to lift the curse Along the way she also falls in love with Prince Char For varying reasons depending on the version Lucinda refuses to lift the curse Further difficulties arise as Ella continues her uestThat's the main body of the story The Cinderella element is relevant mainly to the last uarter of the novel where actual elements from that story the slipper the ball appear in the story although the evil step sisters and fairy godmother are present throughout the narrative There are several reasons that I love this novel and recommend it to everyone The first is that it's an imaginative retelling of Cinderella which makes the story exciting for readers familiar with the original version without making it too abtruse for readers who have never heard of Cinderella Also the book is full of great role models for girls All of the female characters are strong self aware women things seen far too rarely in the fairy tale genre The novel is narrated in Ella's voice This makes it easy to see how strong Ella is as a character especially at the end of the novel The other great thing about this book is that it all seems authentic never over the top or under written In addition to creating immensely likable main characters Levine creates a compelling world within the pages of Ella Enchanted vivid with details ranging from Elvish and Gnomish languages to customs at a Giant's wedding The story is an immensely entertaining page turner that will even better leave readers feeling satisfied when they reach the final scene where Levine ties everything together artfully blending empowerment with a happy ever after ending fit for a traditional fairy tale Excerpted from a scholarly article I wrote about Ella Enchanted as a book and movie You can read the full article here can find this review and on my blog Miss Print

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Cinderella you'll ever readGail Carson Levine's examination of traditional female roles in fairy tales takes some satisfying twists and deviations from the original Ella is bound by obedience against her will and takes matters in her own hands with ambition and verve Her relationship with the prince is balanced and based on humor and mutual respect; in fact it is she who ultimately rescues him Ella Enchanted has won many well deserved awards including a Newbery Honor Ella Enchanted is like a koala A big soft cute koalaAnd if you mess with it it'll use it's big sharp not so cute claws to tear your face offSeriouslyIt's just a cute little fairy tale for teenage girls about a silly little world Accept it for what it is Leave it at that Don't delve any futher Don't consider it from a feminine perspective don't rationalize it from a historical stand point don't try to analyze is for hidden metaphors or literary valueJust read rinse repeat and move onimage error

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Ella EnchantedTwo treacherous stepsisters Ella's life and well being seem to be in grave peril But her intelligence and saucy nature keep her in good stead as she sets out on a uest for freedom and self discovery as she tries to track down Lucinda to undo the curse fending off ogres befriending elves and falling in love with a prince along the way Yes there is a pumpkin coach a glass slipper and a happily ever after but this is the most remarkable delightful and profound version of This book is so hard for me to review because I love every single thing about it but hate every single thing about that bloody movieLike seriously who decided to only use the names and the curse and rewrite everything else for the movie? Why did we need a talking snake and an evil uncle and a fan group for the prince? Wasn't evil Hattie enough?SERIOUSLY THIS STORY IS ABSOLUTELY PRECIOUS AND PERFECT AND THE MOVIE RUINED IT I CAN NOT STRESS THAT ENOUGH FOR YOUThere is no need for a fan club for the prince There is no need for an evil uncle trying to take the throne or a big giant talking snake that literally has no purpose but to make you feel like you are watching a live action version of Disney's Robin HoodIt's even the little things Like Mandy She is suppose to be a ruffed up old lady with crazy white hair and basically Ella's mother Does this girl look like that?NOOr that the stepmother and stepsisters are suppose to be fatBut really I'm upset about the ogresSo in the perfect little book Ella has a knack for languages Each creature has their own language and she knows bits and pieces of them from the talking birds at the market Well the ogres have a knack for languages too but when they speak in whatever language they want to you believe anything they say You will do whatever they want you to do because they are your best friend and they don't REALLY want to eat youI thought the scene in the book with the ogres which I am not going to spoil was absolutely fascinating AND THE MOVIE DIDN'T EVEN UGHAt least the prince was cute right? That's a second thing they got rightThe first being the Ella has the curse to obey every command ever pointed at herDig in Ella Run around Ella Cut off your head Ella Don't be friends with them Ella Be happy Ella Only speak in riddles Ella Hold your breath EllaThat is absolutely nightmarish Just take my word for it If you ever are channel surfing and you see thisRun outside grab that gasoline you save for when your lawnmower is low throw it on your TV and light a match It is absolutely insulting to this little gem I love all the retellings that Gail Carson Levine does and that movie does NO JUSTICEI know I didn't really tell you anything about the book except that I liked it But what else do you need to know besides it is a retelling of Cinderella and the Cinderella of the book has a curse to obey all commands ever? Isn't that interesting in itself? It's short and sweet go read it