Comparison Of Beauty And The Beast

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“Just a little change, Small to say the least, Both a little scared, Neither one prepared, Beauty and the Beast.” The beautiful beauty and beast song. Three versions of this story all similar yet, different. From the original published in 1757 by Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont. To Disney and then to the new one. The change from the 1756 version to disney’s is character difference. Belle, the Inventor in Emma Watson’s is just as bookish, but in disneys she’s an inventor as well. The movie also gives a deeper meaning to why she’s spurned by the villagers: She’s the only woman in a town that’s skeptical of change and knowledge. No longer the original story’s main inventor, Kevin Kline’s Maurice is now an artist and music-box maker whose home is full of half-drawn portraits. Gaston also changes. Disney’s alpha male bad guy gets a better deal this time. As Gaston, Luke Evans is more ornery than menacing. He is more irritating then mean. Maurice didn’t mean to stumble upon Beast’s enchanted castle, he was looking for food and shelter. While he’s there, he decides to take one single rose back to his beloved daughter, and that is what earns him a life sentence in the castle dungeon. In the disneys movie, simply trespassing was enough. The enchantress who cursed the castle gets some more powerful magic. Not only are the prince and his castle’s staff transformed, but the stakes are a little higher. By the time the final rose petal drops, the staff won’t just stay in their
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