Let''s change the story into something much more powerful.
Cinderella goes along with the game plan until she arrives at the ball, then she realizes that what she is doing lacks integrity and she can''t go on with the charade any longer.
Determined to find a better way to get what she wants out of life, she turns to leave.
The prince, smitten by her beauty, runs after her, but she tells him that she isn''t ready for marriage; besides, they hardly know one another.
She then goes home and packs her little bag, ignoring the guilt trip her stepmother and stepsisters are trying to lay on her.
She kisses each one on the cheek, assuring them that they can all make it on their own, and as our tale ends we see Cinderella walking off into the sunrise to explore all the wonderful adventures life has to offer.