'''Basic Trope''': A child hero is reduced to a lower status in life, usually a servant.
* '''Straight''': [[WickedStepmother Madam]] [[MeaningfulName Bitchica]] forces Alice to work as a servant in her own home.
* '''Exaggerated''': Madam Bitchica beats, humiliates, and starves Alice, but still expects her to complete her chores on time.
* '''Downplayed''': Madam Bitchica favors her own daughters and gives Alice more chores than them, but still treats her like a member of the family.
* '''Justified''': Madam Bitchica has a FreudianExcuse.
* '''Inverted''':
** Alice forces her stepmother to work as a servant.
** Madam Bitchica neglects her biological daughters and spoils Alice.
* '''Subverted''': Madam Bitchica is trying to [[MiseryBuildsCharacter build Alice's character]].
* '''Double Subverted''': She just said that to get away with treating Alice like crap.
* '''Parodied''': Madam Bitchica forces Alice to build her an entire mansion from scratch in one day. Alice does it, singing "[[Theatre/{{Annie}} It's the Hard-Knock Life]]" the whole time.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Madam Bitchica has occasional PetTheDog moments, but still treats Alice like a servant.
* '''Lampshaded''': "I'm going to treat you like a servant because [[NoFourthWall I'm the villain of this story]]."
* '''Averted''': Alice has a normal upbringing.
* '''Enforced''': "If Alice had nice parents, it wouldn't be as exciting when she got the letter inviting her to WizardingSchool."
* '''Lampshaded''': "Clean the whole house or [[DeniedFoodAsPunishment no food for a week]]." -- "Yes, Stepmother."
* '''Invoked''': The EccentricMentor left Alice with Madam Bitchica because he thought it would build character.
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': TheMcCoy didn't leave Alice with Madam Bitchica because he didn't want her to be abused.
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': "Oh great, it's another version of ''Cinderella''."
* '''Deconstructed''':
** Madam Bitchica causes Alice the emotional damage of AbusiveParents in RealLife.
** The police find out about this and arrest Bitchica for child abuse.
* '''Reconstructed''': Although it wasn't Madam Bitchica's intention, the experience does build Alice's character.
* '''Played For Laughs''': Madam Bitchica gives Alice a HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood.
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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???