Ella Enchanted is a coming of age story that brings a mixture of heroism and fairy tale into a readers life. It give optimism for the future because even in Ella’s darkest moments she seems to find a light.
Noting her strong will to fight for survival and for what is right, she reminds me of the tea cup character in the Beauty and the Beast. The tea cup is fragile knows that he only has his mom to keep him straight and out of trouble but is still very strong determined and not afraid to do the right thing. Ella, although she had Mandy and the curse of obedience, wasn’t afraid of fighting. She was determined and focused on liberating herself from the curse. This determination is what I hope to be able to teach my students, to never stop trying or fighting for their dreams, ambitions, and goals in life because without it life as we know it would be meaningless.