For my 1st person narrative I chose my revised fairytale. This fictional story was changed by switching the narrator and looking at her point of view. The original assignment was to pick a fairytale and change the character, setting, or plot.I wanted this piece to prove the evil sorceress isn’t bad and to make her sound like the better person. The thing I like most about this piece is that I completely turned the story around, from Dame Gothel being evil to making her seem caring and selfless. This shows that as a writer I am capable of choosing characters proper emotions and actions to prove a point. If I had time to revise this again I would probably elaborate more on her reasoning for leaving the tower and cutting her hair and I would provoke more emotion from my character.
My name is Dame Gothel, more commonly known as the evil sorceress. The story of my dearest Rapunzel was falsely spread, framing me for being the evil one, when in reality, her real parents are truly to blame. Since you have all heard the fallacious story from their side of view, I must tell mine.
It all began when I noticed my favorite plant, Rapunzels were starting to disappear from my garden. Since those plants took so much time and effort to grow I waited all day watching over my beloved garden in hopes to catch the daring trespasser. After waiting all day, a young man climbed over into my yard and started picking handfuls of my Rapunzels. After a stern conversation about stealing he agreed to this deal; in return for taking as many Rapunzels as he pleased he would hand over his wifes’ soon to come baby. So when his wife birthed the beautiful girl, he came over and gave me his baby with no discussion needed. After the fair trade I took great care of my flawless Rapunzel, for she was my only daughter and I loved her with every piece of my heart. To protect my only child from the dangers of outside and to control my fear of her leaving me, I kept her inside the castle that I had worked hard to make perfect for her. I ran all the errands and did anything she had asked, and she was always fine with this situation, until one day a young prince climbed up my tower and asked my gorgeous daughter to be his wife.
First of all, who climbs into a random person’s tower after being intrigued by their voice, like that is trespassing can someone teach this prince some manners, second of all, why is he proposing to her after knowing her for five minutes, she could’ve been a murderer and he wouldn’t even know. Well anyway, this young man’s daring action caused Rapunzel to have an excessive desire to leave the castle and a secretive plan to run off with him without me knowing. Until one day it slipt, she asked me why I was so much harder to draw up than the king’s son; besides that detrimental insult, this was quite a surprise to hear that I was being deceived by my own daughter. And since I am overprotective of my darling Rapunzel, even through my anger, I did something to protect her. I got scissors and I cut off her hair because I thought that the prince was trying to find a way to kidnap my child for her magical hair. We then went to a place so deserted I thought no one could find her and use her for her powers. So when the prince had come back to the castle to try and take Rapunzel, I used her hair so he could climb up, and when he did I told her that she was gone. I didn’t mean to scare him away but he leapt from the tower and fell into a thorn bush, that is in no way possible my fault.
Rapunzel, her newly born twins, and I lived happily in the deserted place where she was safe from people using her for her powers. After living there for several years the prince had heard a voice sounding awfully familiar, he followed the voice and it brought him back to Rapunzel. After we talked through the situation together I realized that he didn’t want her for her powers and agreed to their marriage. She cried tears of joy in her husband’s blinded eyes and they magically healed. We then lived in the castle happily ever after.
Now that you have heard the true story of Rapunzel I hope you could please stop calling me the evil sorceress because I had done nothing evil except protect my own daughter.