Beauty and The Beast - Analysis
Uploaded by Quest4Glory on Jul 05, 2004
Analysis of Beauty and The Beast
If you ask any American child if they have heard of the story of Beauty and The Beast, ninety-nine percent of them will have very good memory of the tale. Beauty and The Beast has been a part of our culture for many years as are many fairytales. It is read or told to our children not just for entertainment but for the moral lessons it gives to us. What most people don't realize is that there is more to this story than just it's moral values. There are a lot of different ways to analyze Beauty and the beast. Some people might feel uncomfortable talking about them. In this paper nothing will be held back in critiquing the tale.
Disney made a movie version of Beauty and the Beast. It is the best-known version of the story. A majority of the population has either seen the movie or heard about it. The main character, Belle, is a young girl in a small village. She lived with her father who is an inventor. Belle sings a song of how boring the village is for her and how she wants to find happiness in another place. She reads many books and wishes to have some of the adventures she reads about. Meanwhile there is a very big man in the village, named Gaston, who wants to marry Belle but Belle doesn't wan anything to do with him.
One day Belle's father is on his way to sell one of his inventions and heads off into the woods while Belle takes care of the house. Before he leaves Belle asks him to bring her back a rose. There was a bad snowstorm that night and the father got lost in the snow. He sees a path that has a green glow to it. He is intrigued and goes down the path. At the end of the path he finds a huge mansion. With nowhere else to go he has no other choice but to try to get inside. He knocks on the door but no one answers butt the door slowly swings open. He never finds any one in the house but dinner fresh clothes and breakfast the next morning are all set up for him. He leaves without seeing the owner of the house. On his way out of the mansion he sees a large rose garden. Remembering...