Soon, the king has each daughter-in-law perform certain tasks for him. Ivan despairs each time because he doesn't think that his frog wife can do anything. After all, to him, she is just a frog. However, before each task, she tells Ivan to go to sleep and let her handle it, which he does and which again shows his unassertive side. While he is asleep, the frog sheds her skin (transformation) and is revealed to be a beautiful maiden named Elena the Fair, and she has servants who perform the tasks (helpers) and as to be expected, the frog princess outdoes the other wives every single time. Soon however, the king wants to see which of the wives dances best and this time, Ivan is sure he is going to lose. However, his wife tells him to not worry and that she will be at the ball presently. Soon, the frog (now again in her true form as a beautiful maiden) comes to the ball, and Prince Ivan is delighted with the discovery that his wife is actually beautiful. Also, the princess outdoes the two wives again. She slips bones and the last drops of water down her sleeves and the foolish wives do the same and Elena dances and causes birds and animals to appear with the help of the bones and the water. The two other wives dance as well but instead, all that falls out of their sleeves are bones and water and naturally, the king is not pleased with this.
Soon, Prince Ivan goes and burns the frog skin and this turns out to be a foolish decision because Elena tells him that now she must leave him and he has to find her. This moment shows how immature Ivan is because instead of being patient and waiting for his wife to get rid of the skin on her own time, he is superficial and decides to get rid of it himself. It also shows how he isn't ready for marriage because he doesn't really understand what it means to love someone. To maturely love someone, you must look beyond the physical and love the psychological, the personality. So, Ivan soon begins to go out into the woods (archetype) and begin the hero's journey. He soon encounters each of Elena's sisters who tell him that she is forgetting him and getting married soon and he soon finds her at the eldest sister's cottage. However, in order to get Elena back, he must turn her from a spindle into a human which he does (transformation). Soon, they live happily ever after with Ivan having become more mature and learning about how to not be superficial and to be more assertive. This connects to Jung in that the hero's journey is used in the fairy tale and the prince fails to keep his bride at first (death of immature self) and is reborn as a mature individual and goes through the woods (the unconscious) and soon finds her again having becoming assertive and caring (mature individual).