Keep in mind this is an opinion article. ;) This is not a "defending the classics article", it is stating why Cinderella is the best Classic princess.
While I love all three classics, Cinderella has always stood out to me. And no it is not because of her ball gown( although it is lovely). Many criticize her for being weak and passive but she is not at all that. Many people have been defending Sleeping Beauty and The Fairiest of Them All Lately. Also known as Snow and Aurora. But here is why Cindy is the best out of them all in my opinion.
Cinderella is one of those people who always treats you with respect. She is never rude or harsh.She is modest and humble. She is also very thankful for everything she has. She was only at the ball for a few hours, but she lived in the moment, happy her dream was coming through. When that annoying clock struck mid-night, she leaves and is left in muddy rags. She still doesn't forget to say thank you to her Fairy Godmother who made this happen for her.
Cindy is very optimistic. She never stops believing that someday her dreams will come true. If your horrible step-mother and step-sisters treated you like crap all the time would you be kind to them and sing songs all day long? I know I wouldn't. Gurl please! But Cinderella did. She rarely shows her temper with them, except sometimes with that fat cat Lucifer. She doesn't waste time on little fights, she just moves on and forgets about it. I am sure she has the memory of an elephant, forgiving but not forgetting.
In all, Cinderella is my definitely favorite Classic princess. She didn't save China like Mulan, or be as fun-loving as Anna, but she is one of the best Disney characters made. :) And maybe, just maybe if we walked away quietly from a argument instead of pulling out a gun, or kept dreaming for things to get better like Cindy, instead of being negative all the time, the world would be a better place.