History Literature / BeautyARetellingOfBeautyAndTheBeast

5th May '17 4:26:42 PM LadyNorbert
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* DaddysGirl: It's noted repeatedly that although he dotes on all of his daughters, Beauty is her father's favorite. The older sisters deliberately encourage this to make up for Beauty's low self esteem.

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* DaddysGirl: It's noted repeatedly that although he dotes on all of his daughters, Beauty is her father's favorite. The older sisters deliberately encourage this to make up for Beauty's low self esteem.self-esteem.



* DeathByChildbirth: Beauty's mother.

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* DeathByChildbirth: Beauty's mother.mother, Marguerite; Beauty was extremely young and doesn't remember her much.



* GeniusLoci: The castle, which arranges itself according to Beauty's preferences to keep her from getting lost. Eventually, the library is situated at the top of a specific staircase, and if she does lose her way, she just has to turn a corner and her bedroom is right there.



* GreenThumb: Beauty's chief task at the village house is tending the garden, and it produces well.



* LoveAtFirstSight: While it takes quite some time for Beauty's feelings to develop, the Beast appears to have fallen in love with her ''very'' quickly in comparison, judging from the servants' comments on how he "loves her already" right after Beauty first talked to him for what couldn't have been more than a couple of minutes.

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* LoveAtFirstSight: While it takes quite some time for Beauty's feelings to develop, the Beast appears to have fallen fall in love with her ''very'' quickly in comparison, judging from the servants' comments on how he "loves her already" - right after Beauty first talked talks to him for what couldn't have been more than a couple of minutes.



* MeaningfulRename[=/=]IronicNickname[=/=]OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Honour, when the meaning of her MeaningfulName is explained to her as a child, replies that she'd rather be "Beauty," and the moniker sticks quite thoroughly, although she's a late bloomer who considers herself homely compared to her sisters.

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* MeaningfulRename[=/=]IronicNickname[=/=]OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Honour, when the meaning of her MeaningfulName is explained to her as a child, replies that she'd rather "rather be "Beauty," Beauty," and the moniker sticks quite thoroughly, although she's a late bloomer who considers herself homely compared to her sisters.



** There are indications that Beauty's looks are improving pretty steadily over the years between the family's arrival in the village and her departure for the castle. Bessy and Lydia don't understand Beauty's conviction that she's hopelessly plain any more than the Beast does.

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** There are indications that Beauty's looks are improving pretty steadily over the years between the family's arrival in the village and her departure for the castle. Bessy Bessie and Lydia don't understand Beauty's conviction that she's hopelessly plain any more than the Beast does.



* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Ferdy, Gervain's apprentice, who had a terrible crush on Beauty throughout her teens (to her distinct discomfort).

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* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Ferdy, Gervain's apprentice, who had has a terrible crush on Beauty throughout her teens (to her distinct discomfort).



* WeddingsForEveryone: When the curse is broken, [[spoiler:Beauty is told by the beast-turned-prince that preparations are underway for a double wedding with them and Grace and Robbie. Oh, and her father and Melinda will be there too.]]

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* WeddingsForEveryone: When the curse is broken, [[spoiler:Beauty is told by the beast-turned-prince that preparations are underway for a double wedding with them and Grace and Robbie. Oh, and her father and Melinda will be there too.too, if they want to have a triple ceremony.]]
12th Apr '17 11:00:07 AM HarpieSiren
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Many elements of this novel, including Beauty's horse and the Beast's magic mirror, are curiously echoed in {{Creator/Disney}}'s ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. It's unclear whether this is an odd coincidence or a deliberate callback.
** Regardless of whether it was intentional or not, a later paperback cover for the book gave Beauty brown hair and a yellow ballgown as a ShoutOut.
11th Apr '17 2:30:02 PM roxana
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** There are indications that Beauty's looks are improving pretty steadily over the years between the family's arrival in the village and her departure for the castle. Bessy and Lydia don't understand Beauty's conviction that she's hopelessly plain any more than the Beast does.
11th Jul '16 2:38:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeroesWantRedheads[=/=]RedHeadedHero: Beauty's hair at the end of the story is described as red-gold.

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* HeroesWantRedheads[=/=]RedHeadedHero: HeroesWantRedheads: Beauty's hair at the end of the story is described as red-gold.
11th Feb '16 12:51:59 PM roxana
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* ServileSnarker

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* ServileSnarkerServileSnarker: Lydia and Bessie.
18th Oct '15 7:17:32 PM nombretomado
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Many elements of this novel, including Beauty's horse and the Beast's magic mirror, are curiously echoed in {{Disney}}'s ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. It's unclear whether this is an odd coincidence or a deliberate callback.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Many elements of this novel, including Beauty's horse and the Beast's magic mirror, are curiously echoed in {{Disney}}'s {{Creator/Disney}}'s ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. It's unclear whether this is an odd coincidence or a deliberate callback.
24th Aug '15 7:08:57 AM JoieDeCombat
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* IncorruptiblePurePureness: The Beast's family was extremely holier-than-thou about having this, and a local wizard decided to put a curse on them to cut them down a few notches. It didn't stick because they actually ''were'' as pure as they claimed they were, and the wizard had to wait for a few generations until a member of the family finally stepped out of line a little.


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* RightlySelfRighteous: The Beast's family was extremely holier-than-thou, and aggravated a local wizard enough with it that he put a curse on them to cut them down a few notches. However, the curse initially didn't stick because they actually did have the IncorruptiblePurePureness they claimed to have; the magic had to wait around a few generations for a member of the family to step out of line a little.
23rd Apr '15 1:45:43 PM LadyNorbert
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* DecemberDecemberRomance: The three sisters are all quite pleased to see their widowed father developing a relationship with Gervain's widowed aunt.



** Regardless of whether it was intentional or not, a later paperback cover for the book gave Beauty brown hair and a yellow ballroom gown as a ShoutOut.
* [[FirstGirlWins First Guy Wins]]: [[spoiler:Grace's beloved Robbie, believed lost at sea, returns by some miracle. Beauty discovers his life through a magic mirror belonging to the Beast, and with his permission rushes home to warn Grace so that she won't accept the marriage proposal of the village minister, who has been trying to court her.]]

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** Regardless of whether it was intentional or not, a later paperback cover for the book gave Beauty brown hair and a yellow ballroom gown ballgown as a ShoutOut.
* [[FirstGirlWins First Guy Wins]]: [[spoiler:Grace's beloved Robbie, believed lost at sea, returns by some miracle. When the Beast allows Beauty to look into his MagicMirror and see her family, she discovers his life through a magic mirror belonging to that he's still alive. With the Beast, and with his permission Beast's permission, she rushes home to warn Grace so that she won't accept the marriage proposal of the village minister, who has been trying to court her.]]



* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Violently averted. Grace and Hope are very different in personality and interests from their little sister Beauty, but the three are extremely close and love each other dearly.

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* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Violently Pleasantly averted. Grace and Hope are very different in personality and interests from their little sister Beauty, but the three are extremely close and love each other dearly.



* IncorruptiblePurePureness: The Beast's family was extremely holier-than-thou about having this, and a local wizard decided to put a curse on them to cut them down a few notches. It didn't stick because they actually ''were'' as pure as they thought they were, and the wizard had to wait for a few generations until a member of the family finally stepped out of line a little.

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* IncorruptiblePurePureness: The Beast's family was extremely holier-than-thou about having this, and a local wizard decided to put a curse on them to cut them down a few notches. It didn't stick because they actually ''were'' as pure as they thought claimed they were, and the wizard had to wait for a few generations until a member of the family finally stepped out of line a little.



* Riches To RagsToRoyalty

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* Riches To RichesToRags
** Then
RagsToRoyalty



** Although this ''could'' be partly attributed to the castle's magic, considering how Beauty's father is described as looking substantially better after his stay at the castle - who knows if some of that same magic rubbed off on Beauty during her long stay there? Then again, the Beast did say that Beauty matched her nickname well on her very first day at the castle...

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** Although It's possible that this ''could'' be partly attributed to the castle's magic, considering how Beauty's father is described as looking substantially better after his stay at the castle - who knows if some of that same magic rubbed off on Beauty during her long stay there? Then again, the Beast did say that Beauty matched her Beauty's nickname suited her well on her very first day at the castle...



* TheVoice: The two maidservants the Beast assigns to Beauty, who are invisible. She mostly hears them when she's falling asleep.

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* UntoUsASonAndDaughterAreBorn: Gervain and Hope's twins, Richard and Mercy.
* TheUnseen: The Beast's servants.
* TheVoice: The two maidservants the Beast assigns to Beauty, who are invisible. She mostly hears them when she's falling asleep. [[spoiler:At the end of the book, when the curse is broken, Beauty recognizes one of them - Lydia - by her voice.]]
28th Mar '13 8:52:10 AM MacronNotes
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* GreatBigLibraryOfEverything: The Beast's library contains books which haven't been written yet.



* TheLibraryOfBabel: The Beast's library contains books which haven't been written yet.
8th Mar '13 6:28:36 PM LongLiveHumour
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* ShoutOut: Mostly in the enchanted library, to everything from SherlockHolmes to ''TheOnceAndFutureKing''.

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* ShoutOut: Mostly in the enchanted library, to everything from SherlockHolmes Literature/SherlockHolmes to ''TheOnceAndFutureKing''.''Literature/TheOnceAndFutureKing''.
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