Like Snow White, Cinderella was also the victim of a death in her family which lead to a jealous step-mother treating her in an abusive manner. While Cinderella’s step-mother didn’t plan to have her killed, she did do everything in her power to make Cinderella’s life miserable. Cinderella does have a number of admirable traits of genuine femininity:
- Never complaining– she never complained even though she was often dealt unfair cards, and had the people closest to her making her life miserable.
- Modest – during the day she was considered a plain women, she wasn’t vain about her appearance, even though she was beautiful, and even when she was given the beautiful gown by her fairy godmother she still kept that modesty. She didn’t need expensive jewels to make herself look beautiful, the simple dress and her personality was everything she needed to wow the prince.
- Forgiving – at the end of the movie, she forgave the people who had wronged her in her life. This, I feel, is her most admirable trait.
- A Servants Heart - she had a heart of service just as God commands us to have with others. She was always willing to serve even the people who were nasty to her. (Added after Christephi's Comment - Thank you!)