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The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm - Cinderella Summary & Analysis

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Cinderella Summary

Cinderella is forced to stay at home while her stepmother and stepsisters attend a festival where the prince will choose a wife. Cinderella sneaks to the festival. The prince is enchanted by her and will dance only with her; however, he does not know who she is. He arranges for her to leave a shoe behind so he can seek her out. With the help of this shoe, her finds his true love and the two are married.

Cinderella Analysis

Here we have the typical wicked stepmother and stepsisters taking advantage of the true daughter. As is common in fairy tales, Cinderella is saved from her wicked step-family by the king's son who takes her as his wife. There are also instances of darkness and cruelty as the mother instructs her children to mutilate their feet in order for the slipper to fit...

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