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, and give her wooden shoes, and an old tunic to wear. The heartless stepfamily forces Aschenputtel to do an abundant amount of work from morning to night. In both ” Cinderella” and ” Aschenputtel”, the cold-blooded stepfamilies tortures the damsel’s life after they move in, causing the damsel to be in distress. A damsel in distress is included in ” Cinderella” and ” Aschenputtel”. Cinderella is a damsel in distress most of the time because of her stepsisters and stepmom. The stepfamily forces Cinderella to become their servant; this puts Cinderella in agony. The stepsisters are always spoiled and loved by the stepmother, which makes Cinderella feel excluded from the family. Aschenputtel is also a damsel in distress most of the times because of the same reason: her vicious stepfamily. The stepsisters calls Aschenputtel hurtful names, such as ” stupid creature”. There has always been a missing father figure in her life ever since the cruel stepfamily moved in; her father seems to be oblivious to what is going on. Cinderella and Aschenputtel are both damsels in distress because of how horribly their stepfamilies treat them. Missing slippers, malevolent stepfamilies, and damsels in distress are three factors that make ” Aschenputtel” and ” Cinderella” very much alike. Aschenputtel and Cinderella lose one fancy slipper, and have an evil stepfamily; these evil stepfamilies causes these damsels to become in distress. However, despite the maidens’ tough lives in ” Aschenputtel” and ” Cinderella”, they marry the admirable prince, and live happily ever after with him, just like the ending of any other fairytale. The two fairytales, ” Cinderella” and ” Aschenputtel” may be slightly different, but it has multiple similarities, which makes ” Cinderella” a copy of ” Aschenputtel”.