You were about to empty a bottle of red wine, and you weren't worried about passing out anytime soon. You were too focused on the coursework. You found out that your family won't go on a holiday this summer. You couldn't recall the last party you attended until your fourth glass of red wine. It may be fifth.
Can Daniel Radcliffe have a long film career? The Harry Potter film series turned him into a star, but many couldn't imagined him portray a role without an accent. He's far from the likes of Cary Grant, British thespians who became Hollywood leading men.
"Cinderella", the classic tale of unjust oppression, could be written like this: "The next morning, as soon as the shades of Night, pursued by the constables of the Sun, had fled the country, ..." The metaphorical usage would have provided the story, which generations of readers believed was simple and feel good, an intriguing twist. There would be more to this make-believe tale, even revealing some information about its origin. But no one would want to. This what turned Cinderella into a universal figure.