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Cinderella is a hero and has far more personality than people give her credit for, and I am not talking about the live action remakes of Cinderella. There Hero’s Journey does not fit her to a T but that doesn’t make her any less of a role model.
She starts out as an in house maid to her stepmother and sisters who work her to the bone. We see how poorly they treat her and feel for her. The audience relates to her when she gets frustrated or makes a sassy remark about her “family.” The call to adventure is when the invitation arrives to the ball. This leads up to the refusal in which it’s her step family who destroy her confidence and make sure she does not attend. She runs out crying right into the lap of her mentor, her fairy godmother. With a little magic and a gorgeous dress she crosses the threshold into a new world of glamor and royalty. The approach and ordeal occur after the ball when Lady Tremaine locks Cinderella in her room when she realizes what happened. However Cinderella gets her reward of becoming royal and getting the prince, as well as far away from her terrible family.
I love Cinderella, she is my favorite Disney Princess for so many reasons and she is a timeless princess. For the game, Cinderella will be the player. The storyline will allow Cinderella to be outspoken and sassy but elegant. Graceful and silly the story will progress so Cinderella will be able to become empowered by being confident and expanding the boutique. I feel that Animal Crossing really is perfect for the story because the series is so fun and lighthearted that adding in the Cinderella touch would make for a fun game. One I’d really want to play anyway...