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Ugly duckling vs Cinderella What is the basis of all fairytales? The answer to that is family, a majority of popular fairytales begin with either a parent dying or aging. The “The Ugly Duckling” and “Cinderella” are both stories that contain the depiction of family. Despite bearing some conspicuous similari- ties, the difference in family morals behind the “The Ugly Duckling” and “Cinderella” are dis- tinct. Both stories share the similarity of the main characters not being accepted by their own family. They differ on how acceptance is gained by the end of each tale. At first glance you can see that “The Ugly Duckling” and “Cinderella” share some things in common through the text. First you can see that both fairytales show that the main characters, being cinderella and the ‘ugly’ duckling, don’t have a sense of belonging in their own family. For the ugly duckling an example would be “And so they made themselves comfortable; but the poor duckling, who had crept out of his shell last of all, and looked so ugly, was bitten and pushed and made fun of, not only by the ducks, but by all the poultry” (Andersen 1). This demonstrates that he is made fun of and not accepted by society compared to his ‘brothers and sisters’ who are nor- mal looking ducks. With that it shows that he doesn't have a sense of belonging in his family as he does not follow the norms of what a duck should look and act like . The rest of his family are considered to be ‘very pretty children’
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