Warning! Pet peeve rant coming!
We’ve all seen Cinderella, right? You know, the poor, oppressed girl who has magical mice to help her with her chores? The one who is a slave to her family’s whims? The one who went behind her stepmother’s back to attend a ball?
That ball is the turning point in the movie. Cinderella is invited to dance with the Prince and somehow, during that 2 minute dance, she falls in love with him.
“So this is love,
So this is love
So this is what makes life divine
I’m all aglow,
And now I know
The key to all heaven is mine
My heart has wings,
And I can fly
I’ll touch ev’ry star in the sky
So this is the miracle that I’ve been dreaming of
So this is love”
This is the song that Cinderella sings in her mind while she dances. Not exactly sound theology.
It’s amazing to me that she supposedly loves that handsome guy with all heart- when she never even spoke to him!!! How superficial can love get? Does she love him because she’s flattered that he picked her to dance with over all the other girls? Does she love him because he’s got dreamy eyes? He dances well?
She doesn’t know a thing about his character. She gave him her heart before she could find out.
Now, some people would say, “Big deal. It’s just a movie!” I know it is, but movies influence minds. Do people think that because they have a special moment with someone, they must be in love with that person and they should give themselves to them?
Love is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly. I fear, in most movies, that it is. People fall for each other without even knowing them.
And that is my problem with Cinderella.