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Od·ys·sey :- A series of travels: a long series of travels and adventures
My Odyssey So Fine, It Dares To Defy This Very Time.
The names Mushba-- not Mishbah, not Muzbah, or Bushra, Mushba, M-U-S-H-B-A. I'm 18, in the most delightful country in the world (Pakistan), have the most revered of beliefs (Islam); i'm also sarcastic, but i'd like to think i have a nice of humour, as i steer through these difficult waters i've suddenly found myself in, with the help of a blog no one reads, and a tumblr where i post whatever my heart desires. Currently, due to these difficult waters, i'm neglecting my online life to get a real life, but i'm sure you neglect a few things yourself, so we're even. Feel free to say hi (i'm very nice), or stalk (i can be very rude too!); whatever tickles your fancy.
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But the biggest surprise of “Aschenputtel” [Grimm brothers version of the Cinderella story] is that it’s not about landing the prince. It is about the girl herself: her strength, her perseverance, her cleverness. It is a story, really, about her evolution from child to woman.
It is Cinderella herself who plants the magic tree and requests the finery for the ball (which is celebrated over the course of three days). She walks to the party each night rather than traveling by enchanted coach. She leaves not because she has some arbitrarily imposed curfew but because she has danced enough. Then she escapes both the pursuing prince and her own father by hiding in a dovecote or nimbly scaling a tree.
When the prince finally comes a-calling, shoe in hand, Cinderella greets him in her sooty rags. He may be looking for the beauty with the dainty foot, but, as Joan Gould, the author of Spinning Straw into Gold, notes, she demands that he witness the woman she has been, dirt and all, not just the one she will become. So while he provides the occasion for her transformation, he is not the one responsible for it— she can only do that for herself.
from Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture by Peggy Orenstein.
What I find interesting and sad about this is that the Disney version could have been more progressive just by following some of the theme of this earlier telling rather than discarding it to make Cinderella more dependent/the story more based on romance/et cetera. Though of course, it was a good idea to cut out some parts… (as Orenstein notes, Cinderella seems a little less than forgiving in that version- the step-sisters are invited to her wedding only to have their EYEBALLS picked out by birds)
So here are the keyboard shortcuts for minimizing and maximizing a Window: To minimize all the windows you can use the keyboard shortcut Windows Key M or you can also use show desktop (Windows Key D). I prefer the shortcut for show desktop as you can press it again to show the last active window. To minimize only the active window, press alt spacebar and then press N. Sometimes when you open an application and if it opens by covering only half of the total window size and if you would like to maximize it, you can use the shortcut keys alt spacebar and then X. To close an active window, press alt Spacebar and then C