Topics: Fairy tale, Brothers Grimm, Cinderella Pages: 2 (595 words) Published: October 29, 2012
Throughout history, story-tellers have told multiple stories about a girl in distress. "Aschenputtel", written by the Brothers Grimm, is a fairytale that tells about a depressed girl who lives with her oblivious father and an evil stepfamily. Countless versions of this story has been retold all over the world; "Cinderella" is one of these stories. Disney's "Cinderella" and the Brothers Grimm's "Aschenputtel" are two tales that are similar because they both possess a missing slipper, an evil stepfamily, and a damsel in distress. "Cinderella" and "Aschenputtel" include a girl who loses her slipper at a special gathering. Cinderella loses her magical glass slipper at a ball after having a splendid time with the handsome prince. The prince wants his love to be found, so he sends the Grand Duke around the land to get every girl to try on Cinderella's missing slipper. When the Grand Duke reaches Cinderella's home, he sees that Cinderella's foot fits perfectly in the glass slipper. Aschenputtel loses her fancy slipper on the third day of the feast after dancing with the prince. The Prince declares that he will marry the lady whose foot fits into the slipper because he wants to discover which girl he loves. Aschenputtel tries on the slipper, and it fits. These two fairy tales both contain a girl who loses her fancy slippers at an event, which leads to the prince discovering who he fell in love with. A wicked stepfamily is involved in both "Cinderella" and "Aschenputtel". After Cinderella's father passes away, her stepfamily becomes more cruel, and jealous of Cinderella's beauty and personality. Cinderella turns into her stepfamily's servant; she is always following the orders of her stepmom and stepsisters. On the day of the ball, Cinderella's stepsisters ripped her magnificent dress, leaving it teared. Aschenputtel's father is not dead, but her stepfamily certainly is evil. When Aschenputtel's stepsisters moves in, they take away her attractive gowns,...
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