Beast By Donna Jo Napoli Essay

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Beast by Donna Jo Napoli, is an adventurous novel that tells a story of a man, who is also a beast, that faces many challenges. These challenges will allow him to return to his rightful being. This man’s name is Orasmyn, Prince of Persia. One mindless mistake during the Feast of Sacrifices results in Orasmyn being turned into a lion by a pari, also known as a fairy. Only a woman’s love can undo the curse. This marks the beginning of Orasmyn’s travels through France and the Middle Ages. Along the way, he is faced with challenges of trying to survive as a lion, in which he eventually overcomes by the end of the story, by finding someone who is brave enough to love him for what he becomes; a beast. In writing this exotic novel, Donna

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