The Question and Answer section for Chinese Cinderella is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
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The Cinderella motif generally implies some sort of rags to riches or underdog story. I don't think Adeline really conquers anything but she certainly does rise against the oppression from her father and family to be rewarded at the end
Adeline had a rough childhood. She was very intelligent and curious. The family, especially the father, blames Adeline for mother's death while giving birth to her. Adeline is treated with the least consideration compared to her other siblings.