Cinderella loses her beloved father and becomes a slave to her evil stepmother. She is forced to do all the chores for her stepmother and two stepsisters. Eventually, she is visited by her fairy godmother and is able to attend the Prince’s Ball. There, she dances with the prince and falls in love. At midnight, she is forced to run away, leaving only a shoe behind. The prince, who is madly in love, sends his messenger to go door to door in order to find Cinderella. The glass slipper fits her foot and they are married at once. Of course, they live happily ever after.
In the Grimm’s version of this fairytale, Cinderella still has a happy ending, but the stepsisters pay for the harsh things they have done to Cinderella. During the time that the prince’s messenger was trying to find the mystery woman, the stepsisters devised a plan. The first one cut off her heel in order to fit into the shoe. Following shortly after, the second one cut off her toe. A bird saw the blood coming from the glass slippers and revealed the truth about the stepsisters. Cinderella is discovered to be the true mystery woman and she happily marries the prince. The stepsisters, who did attend the wedding, had their eyes pecked out by birds. They were forever punished by blindness.
The stepsisters had it coming to them!