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Why does Cinderella's shoe always fall off, if it was created to fit to her foot?

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In the story of Cinderella, a young woman who has lost her parents is forced to live with her cruel stepmother and stepsisters. After Cinderella is left behind while the others go to the Prince's ball, her fairy godmother fashions a wonderful gown and glass slippers for her along with a carriage and attendants to take her to the palace. However, the stipulation is that she must leave before midnight or all the magical changes will go back to the way they were. Cinderella and the Prince are attracted to each other, but the clock begins to strike midnight so Cinderella is forced to flee. On the way out, one of her slippers falls off, and the slipper is the means by which the Prince is able to search for her and find her.

Your objection to the slipper falling off is valid. If the slippers are magical and created especially for Cinderella, they should not have fallen off at all. Alternatively, if they were hard and...

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irha-nadeem | Student

Thanks. I guess last point is the best. HMM.. CLEVER CINDERELLA.