How do you summarize Beauty and the Beast?
A prince cursed to spend his days as a hideous monster sets out to regain his humanity by earning a young woman’s love. Having lived a life in selfishness, young Prince Adam is cursed by a mysterious enchantress to having the appearance of a monstrous beast.
What is the main point in Beauty and the Beast?
The moral of Beauty and the Beast is that we should value inward characteristics such as kindness over other superficial qualities, such as wit and appearance. This moral is presented by showing that Beauty valued the inward characteristics of Beast, and fell in love with him despite his outward appearances.
How did the story Beauty and the Beast end?
The ending in the 1991 animated movie After Gaston falls to his death, Belle pulls a wounded Beast up onto the balcony and lays him out. He tells Belle he’s glad he got to see her one last time before dying.
What happened in the original beauty and the beast?
In the original fairy tale, Belle has two older sisters who treat her horribly (à la Cinderella). When the Beast allows Belle to go visit her family, the sisters trick her into staying longer than the week that the Beast allowed her to be gone, hoping the Beast would devour her for not returning in time.
How is the Beast described in Beauty and the Beast?
He has the head structure and horns of a buffalo, the arms and body of a bear, the eyebrows of a gorilla, the jaws, teeth, and mane of a lion, the tusks of a wild boar, and the legs and tail of a wolf. He also bears resemblance to mythical monsters like the Minotaur or a werewolf.
What does the Beast symbolize in Beauty and the Beast?
It also symbolizes the Beast’s dying hope for love; if it dies before he finds his one true love, then he’ll stay the Beast forever. It symbolizes the Beast’s need to reform from his past life of excess and vanity, as well as be gentler towards others.