Friday, September 19, 2014

Blog Entry 4

Can someone reach success or riches with magic or marriage? How realistic is that?

I believe a person can reach success and riches through marriage, not magic because this is real life. For example Kate Middleton became famous and gained success and riches through marriage. Kate Middleton married Prince Williams, the Duke of Cambridge. In England this is how they succeed on keeping their family on the royal throne. They marry, and marry and marry, this is a tradition that has been in England many years now. The kings and queens, duchess and dukes have no real power like a president of the united states would but they have money and success. People know who they are and look up to them to be just like them. Another example of somebody gaining success through marriage is a "normal" person marrying a reality TV star, an actor, actress or anybody in the entertainment business. Tammy Rivera has become famous for being the wife of a known rapper; Waka Flocka Flame. Joseline Hernandez has become famous from being in a relationship with a well known music producer and getting on a reality show with him. The same thing worked for Cinderella also. The prince was in a high rank in status he could get her out of those rags and into a beautiful ball gown. Now she had help with trapping him through the marriage of her god mother but the idea was to get the prince to fall in love with her. All along Cinderella knew that true love was the only way she was going to get out of the nightmare she was living. So when she saw the prince it might have been love at first sight or a way for a better life. Nobody will ever know the true meaning but the Brother's Grimm, we will only know what everybody interprets. Not in all cases a person can gain success through marrying someone, but it is very possible.

The story below is similar to Cinderella and this woman too went from "rags to riches".

Catherine I

The life of Empress Catherine I of Russia could easily be confused with something out of a fairy tale. The future queen was born in 1684 into a family of Lithuanian peasants, and was orphaned at the age of 3 after both her parents died from the plague. Taken in by a pastor, she spent her youth as a housemaid in Marienburg in modern day Latvia. After Russia conquered the city in 1702, 18-year-old Catherine was captured and taken to Moscow. She became a servant in the home of a high-ranking government official, and it was there that she met the Russian Emperor Peter the Great. Despite being uneducated and illiterate, Catherine charmed the emperor with her beauty and wit, and the two soon began a passionate affair.
The couple married in 1712, and Catherine went on to become Peter’s closest confidante during a period of sweeping political and social reforms. She was named Russia’s first female empress upon his death in 1725, cementing her astonishing rise from orphaned peasant to monarch. Catherine died after only 16-months on the throne, but during her short reign she consolidated her power and reduced the size of the empire’s bloated military. Not forgetting her own humble origins, she also won the love of the people by dispensing generous gifts to the poor.

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