Cinderella

             I’ve kept from posting about Cinderella until the end because she is my favorite princess. I grew up watching all three Cinderella movies on VHS. Cinderella is the story of a young girl who loses her father and is left with an evil stepmother and two evil stepsisters. They never treat Cinderella as family, but instead make her their servant. Cinderella must do all the cleaning and cooking for the three ladies. Even after doing all that is asked of her the evil stepmother will still not let Cinderella go to the ball that the prince is having. Thankfully Cinderella’s fairy godmother appears and with a little bit of magic and a very catchy song, Cinderella is transformed into a beautifully dressed girl with a carriage and glass slippers. Cinderella dances the night away with her prince charming, but has to leave at midnight when the magic reverses and everything is put back to normal. Cinderella loses a shoe as she runs out of the kingdom, which the prince uses to track down the very girl that he had fell in love with. The prince does find the shoe owner and Cinderella and Prince Charming live happily ever after. This is the way Disney tells the story. The original story is one of Brothers Grimm’s tales. This version is much more violent and extreme. The stepsisters are very determined to fit into Cinderella’s shoe to the point that one sister cuts off her heel and the other cuts off her toes. Even worse than that the stepsisters attend Cinderella’s wedding hoping to rekindle their relationship, however their plan is ruined when their eyes are taken out by birds. The worse part about the original story is that Cinderella doesn’t have a fairy godmother rather a magic tree by her mother’s grave.original cinderella

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