Beauty And The Beast Fairy Tale

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As fairy tales have always been orally told rather than being in a written form, there have always been variations of the tale. As they were shared from one place to another, parts of these tales were changed according to the local culture of the place at where they were told. The Beauty and the Beast is an exemplary example of such a fairy tale. Beauty and the Beast is a 17th century popular traditional fairy tale which was written by a French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve and it was published in the year 1740. This was later curtailed, rewritten and published by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont in 1756 and is presently the most classis and retold version. There are currently more than 20 versions of this fairy tale and…show more content…
Beauty and the beast by Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont, Beauty and the Beast by Basque, and the Italian version of the tale, Zelinda and the Monster are three of the numerous adaptations of the tale and will be analysed in this…show more content…
In this version of the tale, the youngest daughter asks for a flower too but does not specify which flower she demands. The kings encounter with the serpent and the deal made between them is similar to the rest of the tales. In this tale the serpent himself offers the girl to go home to her family for three days. In this version of the tale the story changes at this part as when the girl returns from home the serpent is not unconscious or senseless. The serpent keeps asking the girl to marry him and leaves her with no choice after making her suffer with hunger and discomfort. The transformation of the monster in this tale does not happen when the girl accepts to marry the serpent but, it happens after their marriage when Fifine burns the serpent’s skin. Their marriage is briefly described in this version of the tale. In the end of the tale the serpent, now a man and Fifine take all their valuable belongings from the majestic castle and go to live with the king. And in this version the tale ends with Fifine having four children two boys and two girls and her sisters being removed from their
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