Cinderella was born to wealthy parents, just outside of a small but powerful kingdom. After her mother's death, her father married Lady Tremaine in order to give his daughter a mother figure. However, he too passed, and Cinderella was raised in abuse and virtual slavery to her stepmother and stepsisters. With her mice friends she is witty and sarcastic, but with Tremaine she is fearful and obedient. Overall, Cinderella remained sweet, humble, and kind, despite her living conditions. She was faithful that if you believe in something enough, it will come true.
When her stepsisters and stepmother destroy her hope of going to the ball, she is met by her Godmother. The Fairy Godmother insists that she attends the ball, magically granting her a dress, glass slipper, and carriage--all of which will disappear at midnight.
At the ball, she attracts the attention of Prince Charming, who is enchanted by her appearance. They waltz and talk privately, but just before they kiss, the clock begins to strike midnight and Cinderella leaves abruptly; she leaves behind only a glass slipper.
The next day, The Duke uses the slipper to find the Prince's unknown woman from the night. Lady Tremaine discovers it is Cinderella and locks her in room, though Cinderella escapes when the mice free her. After the Duke arrives at her house and fits the slipper onto her foot, she is brought back to the castle and is reunited with and married to the Prince.