History Literature / BeautyAndTheBeast

6th Feb '16 1:09:20 AM LovePsychothefirst
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* ''The Fire Rose'' (another one by Creator/MercedesLackey, this one nominally part of her ''Literature/ElementalMasters'' [though YMMV]. More importantly, this one doesn't start with the Beauty being called in so she can break the curse by falling in love with the Beast: the Beast is a magician and he needs her help to find a magical answer since she's skilled in the languages he needs her to decipher.)
3rd Feb '16 3:06:20 PM Goldfritha
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* ParentalMarriageVeto: The queen tries this in the original.

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** Additionally, the Queen tries to veto the marriage. After the explanation, she says, by way of apology, that she had recently learned of her niece and had thought that a more suitable match -- but now, of course, Beauty is the niece. * AWomanScorned: the first version had the Beast cursed for refusing the hand of a fairy -- contrary to fairy law, at that.
21st Jan '16 12:48:20 PM Lemia
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** Also, depending on what version you're reading, "be good to those less fortunate" (or just "don't turn away a traveler.") Several variants (most famously the Disney film) portray the Beast's predicament as a result of refusing to allow a fairy to take shelter in his castle and getting cursed as punishment. However many of them provide no explanation or explain that the fairy was just evil and he got screwed.
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** Also, depending on what version you're reading, "be good to those less fortunate" (or just "don't turn away a traveler.") Several variants (most famously the Disney film) portray the Beast's predicament as a result of refusing to allow a fairy to take shelter in his castle and getting cursed as punishment. However many of them provide no explanation or explain that the fairy was just evil and he got screwed.his punishment was undeserved.

* TakenForGranite: The two older sisters [[spoiler:are turned into statues in the end]].
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* TakenForGranite: The In some versions, [[spoiler:Beauty's two older sisters [[spoiler:are sisters]] are turned into statues in the end]].ending.
4th Dec '15 8:11:20 PM Goldfritha
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'''[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/beautybeast/index.html "Beauty and the Beast"]]''' is an old French FairyTale that was, at the time, basically propaganda for ArrangedMarriage using RagsToRoyalty. Over time it has lost that meaning and become more romanticized. The original literary version of the story was written in 1740 by Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve, and was a sprawling and convoluted affair of {{contrived coincidence}}s and last-minute exposition, in which the Beast and Beauty were revealed to be [[DoubleInLawMarriage double]] [[KissingCousins first cousins]], [[HalfHumanHybrid half-fairy]] (on their mothers' side), and [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses royalty]] (on their fathers' side). In 1756, Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont condensed it to the version which is best known today (excepting Disney's). While presumably based on older tales, de Villeneuve's version is the first to use the title "Beauty and the Beast".
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'''[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/beautybeast/index.html "Beauty and the Beast"]]''' is an old French FairyTale that was, at the time, basically propaganda for ArrangedMarriage using RagsToRoyalty. Over time it has lost that meaning and become more romanticized. The original literary version of the story was written in 1740 by Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve, and was a sprawling and convoluted affair of {{contrived coincidence}}s and last-minute exposition, in which the Beast and Beauty were revealed to be [[DoubleInLawMarriage double]] [[KissingCousins first cousins]], [[HalfHumanHybrid half-fairy]] (on their mothers' side), and [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses royalty]] (on their fathers' side). In 1756, Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont condensed it to the version which is best known today (excepting Disney's). While presumably based on using tropes found in older folk fairy tales, de Villeneuve's version is the first to use the title "Beauty and the Beast". Beast", and the psychological plot -- revolving around Beauty's mental conflict -- is not found in folk tales prior to this one.
3rd Dec '15 7:18:56 AM FF32
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** ''Time Lord Fairy Tales'', an anthology of {{Twice Told Tale}}s set in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' universe, has Helena, likely a reference to [[ClassicalMythology Helen of Troy]].
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** ''Time Lord Fairy Tales'', an anthology of {{Twice Told Tale}}s set in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' universe, has Helena, likely a reference to [[ClassicalMythology [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Helen of Troy]].
12th Nov '15 7:02:32 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/{{Beauty|ARetellingOfBeautyAndTheBeast}}'', ''Literature/RoseDaughter'' (books by RobinMcKinley)
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* ''Literature/{{Beauty|ARetellingOfBeautyAndTheBeast}}'', ''Literature/RoseDaughter'' (books by RobinMcKinley)Creator/RobinMcKinley)
17th Oct '15 5:15:46 PM Sapphirea2
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* "Helena and the Beast" (a short story in the DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse book ''Literature/TimeLordFairyTales'', by Justin Richards)
14th Oct '15 10:58:51 AM Sapphirea2
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** ''Time Lord Fairy Tales'', an anthology of {{Twice Told Tale}}s set in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' universe, has Helena, likely a reference to [[ClassicalMythology Helen of Troy]].
28th Jul '15 3:56:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast'' (1987-90 drama series on CBS)
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* ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast'' ''Series/{{Beauty and the Beast|1987}}'' (1987-90 drama series on CBS)
27th Jul '15 6:57:13 PM Homemaderat
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* TheChessmaster: In one of the most virtuous examples, the good fairy moves many things to make sure both curses are ended and that Beauty and Beast are perfect for one another. She wasn't kidding when she said it wasn't going to be easy.

** The fairy almost always curses everyone in the kingdom as well as the ruler - if it's karmic, it's because she blames them for letting him getting so bad. But really, what servant would want to speak up to a selfish violent royal that would probably just kick them out, banish them, or even kill them (and probably also their families) for calling him on his behavior?
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** The fairy almost always in some versions curses everyone in the kingdom as well as the ruler - if it's karmic, it's because she blames them for letting him getting so bad. But really, what servant would want to speak up to a selfish violent royal that would probably just kick them out, banish them, or even kill them (and probably also their families) for calling him on his behavior?
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