Beauty and the Beast is one of the most well-identified and most beloved fairy tale stories identified about the globe, second only to Cinderella. But the writing is beautiful, the characters charming, and McKinley employed a very fairy tale-ish style of writing that fits the story well Final update: I’ve just study Beauty once again for the 1st time in 15 years or much more, but I most likely read this five or 6 occasions when I was in my 20s, so you are not receiving an unbiased opinion right here. I feel I’ll blame my partner’s Disney song playlist for creating me want to (re)study a bunch of Beauty and the Beast retellings. There is something about the Beauty and the Beast story that is appealing to society in common and to the literature, film producing crowd in particular. This Beauty and the Beast story is full of action and adventure, like a Viking version of Lord of the Rings. Furthermore, whilst Beauty is forced to defend her Beast against her family’s opinions, they all come with each other in the last handful of pages for a standard happily-ever-following without the surprise or wonder of seeing Beauty’s Beast transformed into a man.
Considerably of these very first fifty pages is devoted to describing how clever Beauty is, which set my expectations that her cleverness may well somehow aid her eventual fate to tame the Beast. BEAUTY is a quick book but it is divided into three components, two of which I located unnecessary. You come to care for the small household, and discover to care for the Beast the mysteries of the Beast’s castle are genuinely fascinating, though how confining someone to a castle which consists of a library complete of all the books ever written and yet to be written is a punishment, I am not entirely specific.
It is hard to imagine Disney’s Belle possessing the same reaction to the library in this book, that Beauty does (also, we are in no way given a title of what Belle reads, hmmm). Disney went on to make Beauty and Beast: Enchanted Christmasand Belle’s Magical Planet. Beauty is probably the much less delicate of the two, being suited to a younger audience in terms of complexity, language, etc, but it nonetheless makes a great story. Beauty got to live in a castle with magic servants who have been invisible(no guilt)and study, there is a beast who thinks she’s lovely and lavishes gifts on her and only desires to win her heart.