This is similar to the story of Cinderella because Cinderella's mom had passed away and she only had her father. However, Cosette's father has died and her mother raises her.
"She said she was a working woman, and her husband was dead." (Hugo 44)
This is similar to Cinderella because Fantine left Cosette with the Thernadiers. Juts like Cinderella's dad left her with her stepmom when he died.
""The mother pased the night at the inn, gave her money and left her child..." (Hugo 46)
Her clothes being gone, they dressed her in the castoff garments of the little Thenardiers, that is in rags. They fed her oats and ends, a little better than the dog, and a little worse than the cat." (Hugo 47)
This is similar to Cinderella because Cosette was dressed in rags like how Cinderella did too. Both characters got a little to eat as well.
¨The woman was unkind to Cosette; Eponine and Azelma were unkind also. Children at that age are only copies of the mother; the size is reduced that is all.¨ (Hugo 48)
This is similar to Cinderella because her stepsisters and her stepmother were really cruel to her. Eponine and Azelema act the same way.
This is similar to Cinderella because Cinderella was the maid of the house. They never treated her as an equal to them. Cosette also is treated the same way.
¨So long as Cosette was very small, she was the scapegoat of the two other childern; as soon as she began to grow a little, that is to say, before she was five years old, she became a servant.¨ (Hugo 48)
This is similar to Cinderella because the godmother gave Cinderella a new dress when she needed one. Jean Valjean gave Cosette a doll for Christmas.
Cosette raised her eyes; she saw the man approach her with the doll as she would have seen the sun approach; she heard those astounding words; ¨this is for you.¨ (Hugo 170)