As a divine and magical character, Blue Fairy represents one of the most influential and powerful figures in the Pinocchio (1940) film. She is the only feminine being in the cast, except Cleo, the sweet goldfish; however she has a very significant role, being the supreme and ultimate judge who has the final word on Pinocchio's matter, namely if he deserves to become a real live boy or not. Physically, the Blue Fairy has angelic and lovely features: delicate and sweet, with golden hair, blue eyes, red cherry lips, wearing a blue shiny dress, big wings on her back and let's not forget her magic wand! Her first appearance is in Geppetto's workshop where by virtue of the old man's great generosity and kindness, she decides to fulfill his wish "Good Geppetto, you have given so much happiness to others. You deserve to have your wish come true". Blue Fairy approaches Pinocchio and by gently patting his head with her charmed wand brings him to life: "Little puppet made of pine, wake! The gift of life is thine." After that, she points out that in order to become a real boy he must understand the difference between right and wrong so, for this to happen she asks Jiminy Cricket to play the role of Pinocchio's conscience. The little cricket, touched and intimidated by her beauty accepts the position and receives a brand new costume suited for his job. After everything is cleared up, the Blue Fairy prepares to leave, but not before advising again the wooden boy: "Now, remember, Pinocchio, be a good boy. And always let your conscience be your guide." The next episode where she comes in sight is the one where Stromboli keeps Pinocchio trapped in a cage, planning to take advantage of him in order to gain a great deal of money. When she asks Pinocchio about the reason why he didn't go to school, he begins to tell a story full of lies, his situation going from bad to worse. As the lies were bigger and bigger, his nose started to increase until looked like a branch from a tree, surprising the boy who didn't understand why such thing happened. The Blue Fairy notifies him: "You see, Pinocchio, a lie keeps growing and growing until it's as plain as the nose on your face." Hearing all of that, the boy immediately promises he'll tell only the truth from now on, so the Blue Fairy gives him another chance, shrinks his nose back to normal and releases him from the cage, using the enchanted wand. From this experience she turns out to be very understanding and wise, explaining to Pinocchio the moral message of being good and in the same time proves to be a tender-hearted and forgiving creature. In the end of the film, due to the fact that Pinocchio turned out to be brave, truthful, unselfish and showed generosity while risking his life in order to save his father, the Blue Fairy, even though she doesn't appear in person anymore, keeps her promise and transforms the wooden boy into a real live one!
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