Cinderella or Rags to riches tales are the American dream. It is inscribed in our culture and it extends to all over the world. The American dream is one of the reasons so many people came to America during the 1840's to the 1930's, and why they still do today. immigrants were in search of their dreams. They wanted to make their lives better than how they once lived. Cinderella is a fictional retelling and probably the basis of the American dream. Not intentionally, but definitely a plausible influence. now with a little history and correlation I can answer the question: can someone reach success or riches with magic,marriage, charm, etc.? How realistic is? I think that this is very realistic and I will use one of the founding fathers as an example. Benjamin Franklin wealthy printer, harnesses of electricity, and ladies man. Benijmen Franklin went from clergy boy to the man on the one hundred dollar bill. If thats not a claim to fame I don't know what is. The man is eternal and you can be to. That's the American dream and the story of Cinderella.