Beauty and the Beast (1991)
30 Days Disney Challenge: Day 16 - Your favorite classic
▬ The Beauty and the Beast
#anyone else seeing beauty and the beast set in india? #maybe magical realism during the time when India was under British rule #maybe even on the cusp of the first war of indian independence #oh oh and her father is a sepoy in the Bengal Army and rather than losing his fortune #he loses caste due to ritual pollution by travelling on a cramped freighter #so he goes off to help with the war of independence #and Beauty goes off to pray to Durga because Durga is fierce enough to protect her father in battle #but she stumbles upon Dawon #(Durga’s lion-tiger mount in Hindu mythology) #and Dawon bargains with her—if Beuaty can spend a year and a day in Dawon’s service; her father will return safely home and their caste … #will be restored #and Beauty loves her family and her father so she accepts #(spoiler alert; they fall in love) #…I really like this story
Another adaptation that isn’t related to the Disney movie, but I really love this concept :)
favorite fairytales: beauty and the beastAnd then she dreamed that she was walking by a brook bordered with trees, and lamenting her sad fate, when a young prince, handsomer than anyone she had ever seen, and with a voice that went straight to her heart, came and said to her, “Ah, Beauty! you are not so unfortunate as you suppose. Here you will be rewarded for all you have suffered elsewhere. Your every wish shall be gratified. Only try to find me out, no matter how I may be disguised, as I love you dearly, and in making me happy you will find your own happiness. Be as true-hearted as you are beautiful, and we shall have nothing left to wish for”.
The rose she had offered was truly an enchanted rose, which would bloom until his twenty-first year. If he had learned to love another and earned their love in return by the time the last petal fell, then the spell would be broken. If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time.