Yes, every little girl wants to be Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, or Ariel. Every Romantic loves the Idea of being swept away by Prince Charming, or riding in a glass carriage pulled by white horses.
While the princesses of the fiction have the promise of ‘happily-even-after’, castles, and room-service, the Evil Queen is dominating the Snow-White story. Why does the Evil Queen dominate the story? Because she has ‘magic at her disposal and she owns the best toys’.
The villainess in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs wanted so badly to be the fairest of them all, so much so that she went as far as to have Snow White killed and have her heart placed in a box. After the Evil Queen discovers that the Huntsman, she hired to kill Snow White is unsuccessful, she uses magic to concoct a poison to deal with the situation herself. She changed her shape, she’d maim, she’d kill. She understood desire, and embraced it, too. The Evil Queen's determination becomes her obsession, and it gives off the implicit message that, no matter what you want or desire, if you work hard and get creative, you will find whatever means to achieve your goal.
While Snow White received top billing in the Disney 1930s version of the animated feature, the movie was really all about the Evil Queen.
Don’t get me wrong. I like Cinderella and all the other heroines starring in fairy tales. I am happy they are living happily-ever-after in storybook land.
These heroines were goodness and songs—these heroines did not own toys. Cinderella wore hand-me-down dresses, borrowed horses and carriage; Snow White was a house-keeper and short-order cook for seven strangers.
However, the Evil Queen had magic at her fingertips. Most importantly, she owned a Magic Mirror.
I was fascinated by the Magic Mirror (I ignored the fact someone was trapped in the mirror).
I always wanted a magic mirror.
While I do not recommend featuring an Evil Queen as the heroine of a romantic novel. I like to give my heroines a touch of her determination, the strength to overcome obstacles, and self-reliance.
Still, there is my ‘unfulfilled desire’ to own a Magic Mirror.
I was watching television last night and a commercial flickered across the screen. I won’t name the manufacturer of the product, but you guess it –this is the stuff of fairy tales--a Magic Mirror!
This mirror mounts in the bathroom and is voice activated (connected to your Wi-Fi network). LED lights, music. A digital assistant looks up salon hours, edits your shopping list and even controls other bathroom amenities, like turning on the shower.
A Magic Mirror is finally within my reach!
Who is your favorite fairy tale heroine? Do you have a favorite toy or gadget you'd love to call her very own?
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