10 Weird Fairy Tale Plot Pieces That Are Usually Left Out

You've all seen the Disney versions of these classic fairy tales, but the company took a few liberties with the stories so they wouldn't be so gruesome. For example, in Cinderella:
We all know that Cinderella's nasty relations try to hoodwink the prince by cramming their feet into the glass slipper. What you may not remember is that these two hellcats chopped off their toes and heels to win his affections. Also, the prince wouldn't have noticed the blood gushing from the slipper if a duo of chatty pigeons hadn't informed him otherwise.

Nothing says romance like a shoe filled with the blood of your evil step-sisters.


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The version of Snow White I remember reading as a child ends with the wicked queen being forced to wear a pair of iron shoes which have been heated in the fire, and made to dance in them until she falls down dead. And the version of Rapunzel in the article, where the prince is blinded by thorns, is the most familiar one to me too - I don't think I've actually read a 'tame' version of it, if one exists. Grimm indeed!
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