Aschenputtel’s sisters attacked by doves at her wedding


“On the day of Aschenputtel’s wedding, the two sisters tried to ingratiate themselves and share in her happiness. On the way out from church, the two doves pecked out their eyes. So both sisters were punished with blindness for being so wicked and false.”

Aschenputtel tries on the golden slipper

“The king’s son handed her the golden slipper and it fitted perfectly. When she stood up and he looked in her face, he recognized the beautiful girl he had danced with and cried out “this is my true bride!” The stepmother and the two sisters went pale with fear and rage.”

Aschenputtel: the Prince and the first sister

“The two doves were sitting in the hazel tree and cried out: ‘There’s blood in the shoe, that’s not the proper bride.’ The king’s son looked down at her foot and saw the blood spurting. ‘No,’ he said, ‘this isn’t the right girl. Let her sister try the shoe on.'”