The Korean Cinderella parallels the Western European version in many ways; there is a stepmother who mistreats Pear Blossom (Cinderella). She wants to go to the festival, and must complete three impossible tasks in order to attend. On the way, she loses her sandal, and a magistrate picks it up. Once he finds Pear Blossom again, he is charmed by her beauty, and asks her to marry him. She lives happily ever after.