History Literature / BeautyandtheBeast

7th May '17 4:15:47 PM PrincessGwen
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* InformedAttribute: The reader is told that [[MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold the Beast has a heart of gold,]] but considering that his first action was to threaten [[DisproportionateRetribution Beauty's father with either death or enslavement of a family member for picking a rose,]] he only shows kindness to Beauty because he [[EntitledToHaveYou expects her to eventually marry him,]] and does not have any major character development, many readers are skeptical of that assertion.
9th Apr '17 6:27:58 PM dsneybuf
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* ''WesternAnimation/BeautyAndTheBeastII'' the second Creator/GoldenFilms version of the Fairy Tale made in 1999.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BeautyAndTheBeastII'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Beauty and the Beast| Golden 1999}}'' the second Creator/GoldenFilms version of the Fairy Tale made in 1999.
9th Apr '17 6:21:05 PM dsneybuf
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* ''WesternAnimation/BeautyAndTheBeastI'', the 1992 Creator/GoldenFilms version of the Fairy Tale.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BeautyAndTheBeastI'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Beauty and the Beast| Golden 1992}}'', the 1992 Creator/GoldenFilms version of the Fairy Tale.
28th Mar '17 9:15:02 PM Wingnut
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* ''WesternAnimation/BeautyAndTheBeastI'', the 1992 Creator/GoldenFilms version of the Fairy Tale.
* ''WesternAnimation/BeautyAndTheBeastII'' the second Creator/GoldenFilms version of the Fairy Tale made in 1999.
6th Feb '17 6:40:57 AM Doug86
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* "Helena and the Beast" (a short story in the DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse book ''Literature/TimeLordFairyTales'', by Justin Richards)

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* "Helena and the Beast" (a short story in the DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse book ''Literature/TimeLordFairyTales'', by Justin Richards)
20th Jan '17 8:42:21 PM Saveelich
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* ''Film/LaBelleEtLaBete'' (2014 French film by Christophe Gans, director of ''Film/BrotherhoodOfTheWolf'')

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* ''Film/LaBelleEtLaBete'' (2014 French film by Christophe Gans, director of ''Film/BrotherhoodOfTheWolf'')Gans)
20th Jan '17 8:41:53 PM Saveelich
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* ''Literature/{{Beastly}}'' (a book by AlexFlinn, filmed in 2011)

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* ''Literature/{{Beastly}}'' (a book by AlexFlinn, Alex Flinn, filmed in 2011)
20th Jan '17 8:40:41 PM Saveelich
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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 using tropes found in older folk fairy tales, de Villeneuve's version is the first to use the title "Beauty and the Beast", and the psychological plot -- revolving around Beauty's mental conflict -- is not found in folk tales prior to this one.

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[[http://www.''[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/beautybeast/index.html "Beauty Beauty and the Beast"]] 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 using tropes found in older folk fairy tales, de Villeneuve's version is the first to use the title "Beauty and the Beast", and the psychological plot -- revolving around Beauty's mental conflict -- is not found in folk tales prior to this one.
21st Dec '16 6:11:27 PM Lanes17B
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* GildedCage: In every version, though there are variations, Beauty's father was to be killed by the beast. When she takes her father's place in the castle, she is waited on hand and foot by the castle's servants, on the condition she can never leave and the Beast asks for her hand in marriage.
21st Dec '16 12:51:06 PM Lemia
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* CurseEscapeClause: A girl (specifically a [[NatureAdoresAVirgin virginal one]] in some versions) must agree to marry the Beast in spite of his monstrous appearance for him to be restored to his human form.
** Some don't actually require going as far as marriage, but do require that the girl fall truly in love with him.

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* CurseEscapeClause: A girl (specifically a [[NatureAdoresAVirgin virginal one]] in some versions) must fall in love with and/or agree to marry the Beast in spite of his monstrous appearance for him to be restored to his human form.
** Some don't actually require going as far as marriage, but do require that the girl fall truly in love with him.
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* GirlOfMyDreams: In de Villeneuve's, adding to her problems, Beauty is dreaming of a handsome young man begging her to help him.

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* GirlOfMyDreams: In de Villeneuve's, adding to her problems, Villeneuve and Beaumont's versions, Beauty is dreaming dreams of a handsome young man begging her to help him.him which adds to her reluctance to agree to marry the Beast.



* HiddenHeartOfGold:

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* HiddenHeartOfGold:HeroicSelfDeprecation: Many versions of the story have the Beast constantly mocking and belittling himself and his appearance in his conversations with Beauty. Beauty is constantly arguing that [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre he's better than that]].
* HiddenHeartOfGold: The Beast.



* IJustWantToBeNormal: This is the eponymous beast's desire after being transformed from a handsome prince into a hideous beast.

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* IJustWantToBeNormal: This is the eponymous beast's Beast's desire after being transformed from a handsome prince into a hideous beast.



* MeaningfulName: Just try and find a version of this tale in which the heroine's name means anything other than "beauty" or "rose".
** ''Anime/GrimmsFairyTaleClassics'' does have Maria, but even that exception [[NatureAdoresAVirgin has]] [[TheIngenue similar]] [[IncorruptiblePurePureness connotations]].
** ''Time Lord Fairy Tales'', an anthology of {{Twice Told Tale}}s set in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' universe, has Helena, likely a reference to [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Helen of Troy]].

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* MeaningfulName: Just try and find The heroine is given a version of this tale in which the heroine's name that means anything other than "beauty" or "rose".
** ''Anime/GrimmsFairyTaleClassics'' does have Maria, but even that exception [[NatureAdoresAVirgin has]] [[TheIngenue similar]] [[IncorruptiblePurePureness connotations]].
** ''Time Lord Fairy Tales'', an anthology of {{Twice Told Tale}}s set
"rose" in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' universe, has Helena, likely a reference to [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Helen of Troy]].nearly all adaptations.



* PrinceCharmingWannabe: Not a traditional part of the story, but modern adaptations often include a villainous suitor who is beautiful on the outside and ugly on the inside, contrasting with the Beast who is ugly on the outside and beautiful on the inside. Jean Cocteau's 1946 film version may or may not be the first to include this character, naming him Avenant, but it's certainly the codifier. And, of course, Disney codified it further with Gaston.

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* PrinceCharmingWannabe: Not a traditional part of the story, but modern adaptations often include a villainous suitor who is beautiful on the outside and ugly on the inside, contrasting with inside as a {{foil}} to the Beast who is ugly on the outside and beautiful on the inside. Jean Cocteau's 1946 film version may or may not be the first to include this character, naming him Avenant, but it's certainly the codifier. And, of course, Disney codified it further with Gaston.



* RagsToRoyalty: Beauty almost every version (save for the EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses variant.)

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* RagsToRoyalty: Beauty in almost every version (save for the EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses variant.)variant).



* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Many versions of the story have the Beast constantly mocking and belittling himself and his appearance in his conversations with Beauty. Beauty is constantly arguing that [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre he's better than that]].



* SwitchedAtBirth: See above.

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* SwitchedAtBirth: See above.In Villeneuve's version, this turns out to have happened to Beauty.
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