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A tiny fairy appeared in front of Cinderella—hovering like a hummingbird at Cinderella’s eye level and clasping a tiny wand. Although he was the first to publish the story, Charles Perrault didn't actually write the story of Cinderellahimself. You see, her mother had died and her father soon remarried. But his new wife was a simply wretched woman. And she had—from a previous marriage—two equally wretched daughters of her own. The Brothers Grimm’s version of „Cinderella“ is darker and more complex than the more widely known version by Charles Perrault, which includes the fairy godmother and the glass slipper. In the Grimm version, Cinderella receives help from a magical tree growing on her mother’s grave and the birds that visit her. The stepsisters in the Grimm tale also suffer gruesome consequences for their cruelty towards Cinderella.
Arriving home, she ran to seek out her godmother, and, after having thanked her, she said she could not but heartily wish she might go to the ball the next day as well, because the king's son had invited her. I think Cinderella let her step sisters be mean to her because she felt like she had no choice to listen to themThere they go, there they go! No blood on her shoe. The shoe’s not too small. The right bride is she after all.“ Cinderella is good and kind but she’s in a situation where these character traits would not normally flourish. She has to work hard at menial tasks, she’s forced to wear tattered clothing, and she is cut off from a support network and isolated in the attic. She should be miserable and lonely. I think Cinderella thought she should go to the ball because she felt like since she lived with them and they were going to the ball she should be included to. Cinderella,“ also known as „Aschenputtel“ in German, is a popular fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in their compilation „Grimm’s Fairy Tales“ (originally titled „Children’s and Household Tales“ or „Kinder- und Hausmärchen“ in German), first published in 1812. The tale is classified as ATU 510A (Cinderella and the Glass Slipper) in the Aarne-Thompson-Uther classification system, which categorizes folktales based on their narrative structure and elements.
The oldest known oral version of the Cinderella story is the ancient Greek story of Rhodopis,   a Greek courtesan living in the colony of Naucratis in Egypt, whose name means "Rosy-Cheeks". The story is first recorded by the Greek geographer Strabo in his Geographica (book 17, 33): "They [the Egyptians] tell the fabulous story that, when she was bathing, an eagle snatched one of her sandals from her maid and carried it to Memphis; and while the king was administering justice in the open air, the eagle, when it arrived above his head, flung the sandal into his lap; and the king, stirred both by the beautiful shape of the sandal and by the strangeness of the occurrence, sent men in all directions into the country in quest of the woman who wore the sandal; and when she was found in the city of Naucratis, she was brought up to Memphis, and became the wife of the king."  The prince—and heir to the throne—seeks a princess. And he would like to meet each lady of the kingdom in the hope of finding true love. The palace doors will open at 8 p.m. this Saturday.” There exists a Cambodian version (called "Khmer" by the collectors) with the name Néang Kantoc.  Its collectors compared it to the Vietnamese story of Tam and Cam. Animation:„Cinderella“ (1950): Disney’s animated classic takes inspiration from Charles Perrault’s version but also includes some elements from the Brothers Grimm’s tale, such as the role of the birds in helping Cinderella. This animated film is one of the most well-known adaptations of the Cinderella story. It follows the basic plot of the original fairy tale, with some additional elements added for comedic effect. „Cinderella Monogatari“ (1996): A Japanese animated television series that offers a fresh take on the story, blending elements from both the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault’s versions.
because she thought that if she let her step-sisters be mean to her, one day they would begin to act nice to her and treat her well. It is often said that some things get better with time, and in the case of Cinderella I would have to agree. Although I know the story and have seen multiple versions numerous times, experiencing the Nashville Children’s Theatre’s version of Cinderella presented me with ideas I had never considered in the context of the story. Over the decades, hundreds of films have been made that are either direct adaptations from Cinderella or have plots loosely based on the story.She thought if she was alone she would feel lonely, so she let her step-mother and step-sister go to the dance. Their fine carriage came to the door. The stepmother and step-sisters hopped inside. And they were off. Cinderella“ is one of the most well-known and frequently adapted fairy tales, with numerous adaptations across various media. While many adaptations draw from Charles Perrault’s version, which includes the fairy godmother and the glass slipper, some adaptations are inspired by or incorporate elements from the Brothers Grimm’s version. The fairy tale of Cinderella, as told by the Brothers Grimm, has been adapted and reimagined countless times over the years in various forms of media, including literature, film, television, and stage productions. Here are some specific examples:
You stayed such a long time!" she cried, gaping, rubbing her eyes and stretching herself as if she had been sleeping; she had not, however, had any manner of inclination to sleep while they were away from home. Well, why not?” asked Cinderella. “It says, âBy royal command, every eligible maiden is to attend.'”Cinderella prays to the tree and the little birds provide her a beautiful dress. Art by Elenore Abbott.