The story of the Beauty and the Beast is well known amongst all ages. Though the story they portray in the Disney version is much different than what they have portrayed it in France. La Belle et la Bête has been produced twice, once in 1946 and again in 2014. These two movies tell the same story but in very different ways. The perception of this story has changed between the different time periods.
Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont created “Beauty And The Beast”, or as pronounced in her book “La Belle Et La Bête” and it is basically invisible or unheard of here in America because it was created in France . Everyone ‘s only heard or seen “Beauty And The Beast” created by Disney, because of how recent it is and also because it’s a cartoon created by one of the best video production names in the world. Her version was published in 1756 in Magasin des enfants (Children's Collection), and then it was recreated and changed by Disney in 1991 and produced by Buena vista. The moral of “La Belle Et La Bête” is that one should not judge until you have truly gotten to know
Many of us have seen a Disney movie when we were younger. Disney movies captured our attention with their mortals and successful conclusion. The animations and music transform us into a land of magic where anything is possible if we just believe. Disney movies wrapped us in the idea that good always triumphs evil, that happy ever after exists. We have become the generation of Beauty and the Beast, The 101 Dalmatians, Dumbo and Snow White as children now have not heard of these or have watched them. Some of these movies have been recreated and released in high definition and on DVDs in the past few years, but the structure and themes of the movies stays the same. However, we never stop and
Beauty and the Beast is a “Tale as old as time” or at least as old as 1740 which is when the first publication appeared (De Villeneuve). The original author, Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, wrote 362 pages which Jeanne- Marie Leprince de Beaumont later abridged (De Villeneuve). Countless people know the general story of Beauty and the Beast: A beautiful girl saves her father by becoming a prisoner in an enchanted castle. She and the master, a hideous beast, become acquainted. The beast wants the girl to be content, even when her request is to leave, so he lets her go. When the girl returns, the beast is in grave danger. Tearfully the girl confesses her love for the beast, and he transforms into a handsome prince.
The plotline of Beauty and the Beast begins with the short backstory of an arrogant and uncaring young prince. On a stormy evening, the young man would not admit a strange, ugly beggar woman to stay the night in his castle,
Beauty and the Beast, is a tale of a young woman and young prince whose lives were changed due to their treatment of others. The young Prince was a wealthy and handsome
In 1740, Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot De Villeneuve wrote the first official version of the fairytale, “Beauty and the Beast”, which was translated from her original French title “La Belle et la Beta”. In reality, Villeneuve’s version is the original fairytale, although, many people believe that either Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont’s version would be the authentic one, and others that also believe that there had been similar versions prior to Villeneuve’s writing. “Beauty and the Beast” is a short fairytale about a prince who is given a curse that turned him into a Beast because of how he had rejected an old, unattractive fairy’s proposal to marry her. She then was so furious towards the rejection that she set that curse on him. Then, in the fairytale, there is a girl, Beauty, who happens to be the youngest daughter of a merchant who is set to give up his life after he had pulled a rose from the Beast’s garden to deliver to Beauty, but instead Beauty decided to take his place and she was set to live the rest of her life in the castle with the Beast. After some time, Beauty agrees to marry the Beast which then causes the curse to no longer exist, turning him back into prince he used to be. This fairytale has also been turned into a film a few times, the most famously know is the 1991 Disney animated version that was directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise, starring Paige O’Hara, as Belle (Beauty), and Robby Benson, as the Beast. In both the 1991 film by Trousdale and the original fairytale story by Villeneuve, there are a few differences from the meaning of the rose, to characters being added or taken away, to the actual spell that is cursed on the prince. Villeneuve uses personification, love, and feministic traits to demonstrate how Beauty chose to stay with the Beast on her own recognizance.
Young girls are often stuck in a world of make believe, they are fed fairytales, dream up unimaginable views of reality and believe everyone will find their prince charming. This unrealistic perspective is formed through their experiences with different fairytales. As G.K. Chesterton tells the fairytale are a realistic world for children, “Fairy tales are more than true — not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten”. Fairytales lead these girls to believe that in order to find true love there is some sort of intense journey one must go on. This idea of a journey for love has created a specific ideology for what love is and how to achieve it. In the text Beauty and the Beast by Madame Le Prince
After getting lost in the forest for a couple of nights, she finally gets to the castle but everything is strange. The gates don't open to invite her in, the lights in the garden are dim and the stable would not open. She runs in to the castle and desperately tries to find her Beast. Upon finding him, she realizes that she loves him and the enchantment is broken. Her beast becomes the handsome man, whose portrait she had seen in the gallery. They agree to marry and her whole family is sent for, including the sister's fiancée and a lady neighbor. The new couple descends down the stairs to the awaiting and excited crowd.
The classic opener for any fairy tale, which is no different in the case of Beauty and the Beast. Fairy tales were meant to teach our children life lessons that society, at the time, deems important to learn. They teach us the difference between right and wrong, black and white, good and bad, light and dark, and beautiful and ugly. There are many different variations and names to Beauty and the Beast. This famous fable has been passed down and integrated into our culture time and time again, each time adding different lessons that were thought to be important in that day and age. What has changed over the years? How have the fairy tales of Beauty and the Beast affected
The fairytale “Beauty and the Beast” by Jeanne-Marie LePrince De Beaumont was produced in France in 1756. The story is about a wealthy merchant with six children, three boys and three girls. With the story’s primary focus on the girls, we learn that the youngest of the daughters, named Beauty, was admired for her kindness and well behaved manners. Due to Beauty being the town favorite, her sisters grew jealous and hated her. When Beauty’s father falls in debt with a Beast, her father sends her off to live with the Beast. In the end, Beauty gets to know the Beast and accepts to be his wife. Although, Beauty and the Beast have their ‘happily ever after’, social and economic complications hindered their relationship.
Belle’s story of living with a beast is re-evaluated, claiming that she is not as sane as she was once perceived. When Belle enters the stage in a straight jacket and tied to a chair, there is a realization that she was dealing with a mental illness the whole time, something that is prevalent in our current society. In addition, her familiar radiant yellow ball gown was concealed by the straight jacket, blocking out her previous notion of nativity with the comprehension that it is not sensible to live and interact with a talking creature. The addition to Belle’s costume demonstrates
Peering into the treasure chest, a small gasp slipped out of Belle’s mouth as she began to see the truth about her friends. Laying on a crimson cloth was a book titled “Cinderella”. Delighted to find one of her favorite fairy tales, Belle sat under a tree and began to read. Her delight soon turned to disgust as she realized it was not the fairy tale she loved. Overcome at the gruesome, gory details of this version, Belle quickly slammed the
The tale “Rapunzel” takes place deep in a forest where a unborn girl is already set as a debt to a witch from her parents. Once the girl is given to the witch and gets older, she is locked in a