Ashputtle by jakob and wilhelm grimm

It grew and became a beautiful tree. She first washed her hands and face clean, and then went and bowed down before the prince, who gave her the golden shoe. But the stepmother said, "It's no use.

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There is no need. In the Grim version of "Ashputtle", the character contains her stepmother and her step sister, her father, her mother's spirit and prince, Ashputtle plays Cinderella.

When the two stepsisters heard that they too had been invited, they were in high spirits.

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Out with this kitchen maid! A dim little oil-lamp was burning in the fireplace. Ashputtle will not be able to attend the ball. They never once thought it was Cinderella, for they thought that she was sitting at home in the dirt, looking for lentils in the ashes. So the father got an ax and chopped it to pieces but there was no one inside.

On the third day, when her parents and sisters had gone away, Cinderella went again to her mother's grave and said to the tree: Shake and quiver, little tree, Throw gold and silver down to me.

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Once more, Ashputtle puts her birds to work. The second sister also tries the shoe and cuts off her heel to make it fit. As they passed by the hazel tree, the two white pigeons cried out: Rook di goo, rook di goo! Although he did not catch her she did lose her gold slipper. He escapes and finds himself in East India where a mountain opens and reveals, " a big, enchanted castle where everything is draped in black. They gathered all the good grains into the bowl. Not long after her mother dies, her father remarries and his new wife has two daughters. It is for this reason, his realizing the mistake of his association, that he is the hero of the tale. When the queen entered the dark room, that terrible sight lost Jessica in disgust. Finally, she is rewarded for all of her action and the crafty Ashputtle has snags her prince. You have neither clothes nor shoes, and yet you want to dance! One day it happened that the father was going to the fair, and he asked his two stepdaughters what he should bring back for them. But once again, Stepmother broke her promise. Folktales of Aarne-Thompson-Uther type B. Then, dressed in her gray smock, she had returned to the ashes in the kitchen.

There is hardly a handful of anomalies between the stories other than the names, the fictional characters and the endings.

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Summary of Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm “Ashputtle”