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    despair, the use of archetypes in “Beauty and the Beast”, written in 1756, helps to portray the theme and enables it to be applicable to real life. The tale is about a beautiful woman named Beauty who is forced to live with a Beast and eventually learns to see past his appearance and learn to love him. Thus, in the story, the theme portrays that there is more to a person than their outward appearance. This is exemplified with the Beast, who is included in multiple archetypes and is usually judged based on his looks, and with Beauty, who is the heroine of the story. Other similar texts are “Zelinda and the Monster” and “the Bear Prince” however both have their differences and similarities to the original fairytale. Shunned…

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    fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast, originated from La Belle et la Bete; which was written by Madame Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve, in 1740. In 1756, Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont, a French novelist, revised the fairy tale to shorten the length and be appropriate for children. In Madame’s original version of Beauty and the Beast, was drawn-out, being over 300 pages long. Jeanne made various changes to La Belle et la Bete; she took out the sexuality component and numerous subplots. Despite…

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    Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a classic fairytale where a young woman falls in love when she least expects it. Characters overcome struggles, rediscover themselves, and learn about love. As the narrative unfolds, the sounds and lighting styles add richness to the text, which affects the audience’s interaction with the text. The dialogue in the film is a literal sound that tells the story (Silverblatt et al., 2009). The characters in the text have varying speech patterns based on their…

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    Beauty and the Beast is a French folktale that has been translated by many to fit the culture in which it is being read. Beauty and the Beast is amongst the most popular told story in the western world. It has been rewritten over and over again mostly to adapt to the culture of the person whom is writing or speaking. In 1946, La Belle et la Bête was made into a French romantic/ fantasy film which included adaptations from the original fairytale. Then, in the 1990’s, Beauty and the Beast was…

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    with the beast, the inescapable revelation of seeing that which is good in the grotesque. Though the elements of this tale extend all the way back to the ancient story of Cupid and Psyche, not taking on many of the contemporary and recognizable aspects of the story till the 18th Century with Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve's “La Belle et la Bete” which then was shortened and rewritten by Jean-Marie Leprince de Beaumont; the latter version becoming a much more popular and…

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    iconic films, Beauty and the Beast, one of the characters suffers from a psychological disorder that baffles even the most trained psychologists, Stockholm Syndrome. Stockholm Syndrome is a psychological phenomenon in which victims of captivity or hostage situations…

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    "Beauty and the beast" key to survival Children’s books are important to help a child grow and satisfy a child’s imagination; it is Folk and Fairy tales that grants children of all ages the chance to gain confidence through each tale, as well as in the world that revolves around them. Bruno Bettelheim argues through his article "The struggle for meaning" that generally most folk and fairy tales are known to shape a child's life through maturity ; therefore, without stories like "Beauty and…

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    Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont originally wrote “Beauty and the Beast”, a famous fairy-tale in 1756. It tells the story of Beauty, an admirable and “handsome” girl, who ends up in the palace of a Beast where she falls in love with him after he catches Beauty’s father stealing his roses to give to Beauty. Since then, Angela Carter, who is known for her rewrites of old fairy tales, wrote “The Tiger’s Bride”, which was published in 1979. Her version provides a unique twist on the original tale,…

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    The Disney-fication of the Jenne Marie LePrince de Beaumont’s version of Beauty and the Beast is amazing in how she manipulated the elements of the story to change the mood. I wish I could change the mood as easily as Jenne Marie LePrince de Beaumont did. Disney’s version of “Beauty and the Beast” changed Jenne Marie LePrince de Beaumont mood from depressed to joyous. There are many examples of how Disney changed mood, through the words and conflict. First, the change in mood is shown…

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    Beauty and the Beast is one of the most well-known Disney movies in history. With the main protagonists being a beautiful girl and an ugly beast, the storyline is truly one that anyone of any age can enjoy. But this story is not a simple love story, there is a deeper meaning to the movie than what we think. The beginning of the movie starts off with a song called “Little Town”. Belle, one of the main protagonists, is singing along with the rest of the town. The song does not seem like much, but…

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