Similarities Between Cupid And Psychche And Beauty And The Beast

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Similarities and Differences between Cupid and Psyche and Beauty and the Beast The classic tale of Beauty and the Beast by Madame de Villeneuve and the story of Cupid and Psyche by Edith Hamilton share many similarities and contradictions. A commonality between both stories is that both main female role is renowned for their beauty. Another parallel is that the main male love interest lets his love go back to their loved ones which also leads to developments within the stories. However, there are many differences in each story as well. Within Cupid and Psyche, the location of their story takes place in a kingdom within Ancient Greece, and Beauty and the Beast takes place in a small town. An alteration between the stories is that of main male character being depicted as a monster or a beast. Throughout the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast characteristics of the characters as well as situations that occur are similar to the story of Cupid and Psyche but do differ in many ways as well. Throughout the mythology of Cupid and Psyche, Psyche who is the main female role is renowned for her beauty throughout the kingdom in Ancient Greece where the story takes place. Beauty in Beauty in the Beast is also known for her beauty not only in her family but in people that knew her. In the classic tale Beauty is the youngest sister and she is described as “far prettier and cleverer than they were” (pg. 3 Villeneuve). In Cupid and Psyche, Psyche’s beauty is also known and is often

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