10. Cinderella - Be Passive, Wait For Magic
So your rich daddy dies, your stepmother and stepsisters turn out to be major bitches and basically force you into servitude in your own home and what do you do? Do you lawyer up, reclaim your riches and send your stepfamily packing? Do you escape your miserable life, go to college, get a BTEC and become an independent young woman?
No, the best thing to do in that situation is to passively accept your fate, bow to every whim of your cruel stepfamily and sing songs about hoping all your dreams will come true without actually doing anything yourself to achieve them.
Luckily for poor Cinders she has a Fairy Godmother who with the help of a fancy dress, a pumpkin and a pair of glass slippers makes her appealing to a rich prince who eventually whisks her away from her life of drudgery to live happily ever after. The dreams that Cinderella wishes may all come true in the end but it’s by way of magic, rather than her own volition.