Fairy tales started a long time ago and are still a large part of people's childhoods today. They teach important values such as kindness, problem solving and bravery. These morals are taught in ways a child can understand and apply to. The story The Beauty and the Beast, written by Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont, has a history back from the 1400s, archetypal elements and values that teach people. Beauty and the Beast is originally written by De Beaumont in France.
While the canonical western version of Beauty and the Beast idealizes civilization and demonstrates the taming influence of Beauty’s duty, self-sacrifice, and virtue, a deeper look at the tale and some of its alternative versions reveals an equally compelling glorification of the wilder side of human nature: Beauty’s acceptance of Beast represents the necessary integration of the grittier, uglier aspects of humanity in order to achieve a fully authentic human experience. When people think of Beauty and the Beast, the association they generally have is with the Disney
Belle (2 stars) Belle is a retelling (it’s obvious from the title) of the fairytale beauty and the beast. In this version, Belle (short for Annabelle), is the third daughter of a rich family. Her father owns a shipping company but he likes doing woodworking in his spare time. Belle has two older sisters. Both are extraordinarily beautiful, that Belle always feels inferior compared to them.
Told in many different ways Beauty and the Beast is the story of a young beautiful girl held prisoner by a hideous beast. The story always ends with the Beast winning Beauty over even though he is an unattractive creature. Expressed in a third person point of view, but with the focus on Beauty, De Beaumont’s version is different then Straparola’s version “The Pig King.” “The Pig King” is also told in a third person point of view, but the focus is on the Pig King and not Meldina. This completely changes the focus on the story and the way that the reader interprets it. De Beaumont’s version focuses on Beauty as the protagonist and she is the savior of the two most important men in her life.
Beast realizes this during the movie when he starts to love Belle. While many Disney movies include beautiful princesses that marry handsome princes and live happily ever after, Beauty and the Beast is different. Belle is not considered beautiful, and Beast is certainly not handsome, but they love each other regardless. The movie shows young girls that love is not all about being pretty, but that it comes from the heart. Overall, Beauty and the Beast is an influential movie for children because it teaches them to be more accepting of others and that a person is more than what is expressed on the
All in all, I think that Flinn, the author of Beastly used craft well to connect all characters and their actions. That helped us understand their personality and who they truly were. Although there were many more characters in the book, those 3 really had an impact on how the story flowed. Of course, the story wouldn’t have been how it was without them though. All the characters really had an important part in the story and with all, there ends put together, it was a great book to
In each story she is beaten down only to rise up through the ashes from the fire her “family” ignited. Cinderella, the Grimm Brother’s version, “Cinderella”, and the “Little Golden Book Cinderella”, have vast similarities, but in each one of the story there is something that stands out. The theme, archetypes, and the deaths in all of the Cinderella stories play enormous parts in what makes these stories similar, and what makes them unique. The theme in each story plays a significant part in what makes each story unique varying from vengeance, to hard work and respect. “Have courage and be kind”, that is a stressed theme in the movie “Cinderella”, it is Ella’s mother dying words.
The movie, Ever After, and the 1950 Disney movie, Cinderella, tell a similar story; however, each version portrays different interpretations. Ever After, a 1998 American romantic comedy movie, is based on France during the Renaissance time. As the movie progresses, it leaves many similarities and differences for the viewers to find. Some of its
She cried to her mother’s grave and the birds gave her fine dresses, shoes, and lavish accessories to go to the ball for three days, where she meets the prince, falls in love, and later lives happily ever after. The Disney version is about a young girl who is raised by her stepmom because both of her parents died and is forced to be a maid and wait on her step- family’s hand and foot. She attended the ball, despite her wicked stepmother and her ugly daughters, and meets the prince, fell in love and had to leave because the clock struck midnight, which was the time all the magical things her fairy godmother gave her would turn
Disney vs. Grimm Fairytales (Rough Draft) Fairytales have majorly altered throughout history in a variety of disturbing ways. Grimm’s fairytales were known as gruesome parables that spoke of harsh realities and were told to people of all ages. Disney is identified by their hopeful and imaginary stories aimed at the audience of children. The reasoning behind this stark contrast of fairy tales is for numerous diverse explanations. Disney, alike many other popular storytellers, want these known stories to be friendly, animated, and with an intended audience of children.