Stereotypes In The Film And Musical
Soon, she’ll start getting ideas, and thinking.” When Belle calls him “primeval” he answers by saying “Why thank you,”’ (An Analysis of Stereotypes). This one section shows to different ideas. It shows the anti-feminist ideas that surround the world, and it also puts Disney in a good light because it shows how Belle is breaking away from these ‘primeval’ ideas. Gaston thinking that it is not good for a woman to read, if she reads she is going to start thing, and then realize the flaws in their society. His own masculinity would be threatened if she started learning and thinking. She clearly already sees past his good looks and skill and sees him for a shallow man (An Analysis of Stereotypes). Gaston is interested in Belle because she keeps rejecting him and what everyone else expects rom her. This starts when Belle’s beauty is questioned. Craven says, “unlike the traditional Beauty, adored for her virtue and beauty, bookish Belle is at odds with her community, and this makes her the object of Gaston’s attention,” (Craven 2002: 130). This really shows that there is a difference between Belle and her Beauty.