Post 12- The Beauty of Love Within

Beauty and the Beast (1991) was the movie, I chose to view this week. The story tells of a young prince who gets transformed by an enchantress into a viscous beast for being selfish and rude. The only way for the spell to be broken, is if the prince learned to fall in love with  a girl and receive her love in return. The one thing that I love most about this movie is the message. To love someone for who they our on the inside, and not the outside. 
In the beginning, of the movie the Beast is seen a someone to be afraid of and we see this through the way he shouts, his attitude towards Belle and her father, and forbids Belle from going to any part of the castle.  However, the audience soon realizes that the Beast is nothing more than a teddy bear. He shows his soft side by trying to please Belle.  She soon realizes this and her feelings for the Beast change.  In the beginning, she wanted nothing to do with him, but as the movie progresses we see that her feelings for the Beast changed.  Bell starts reading books to him, playing around with him and they start eating together. It isn’t until, Belle almost looses the Beast that she realizes her love for him. Belle even stands up for the Beast, after she leaves the castle to save her father. Her father still saw the Beast as someone to be afraid of, but Belle reassures her father that the Beast is kind and gentle. 

She defends him even more to Geston, who is an egotistical maniac. Geston, is obsessed with Belle because she is beautiful…like him. When he gets turned down TWICE by Belle, Geston is furious. The first time was during their “wedding,” and the second time was when he found out she had feelings for the Beast. 

During the battle scene between the Beast and Geston, the viewers start to see who truly is the viscous beast. Geston wants the Beast dead, in order for him to have Belle, but the Beast just wants Geston to leave.  Unfortunately, Geston does not listen and tragically faces the consequences; after he stabs the Beast. 

To love someone for who they are on the inside, is more powerful than loving them for their outward appearance. Even though, the Beast was horrendous on the outside he was beautiful on the inside and because of that he was able to obtain Belle’s love.


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~ by bgw1088 on April 18, 2010.

6 Responses to “Post 12- The Beauty of Love Within”

  1. This movie did have a wonderful message. This is one of my favorite Disney movies from storyline to even the animation.

  2. I absolutely love this movie! What I think makes it so great is that the animators were really able to make the character of Belle so fluid, and make her look so real. Also, it is also a great example of Disney’s wonderful ability to make non-human characters have real personalities!

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  4. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen this movie, but I feel like I should watch it again just because it seems to hold up so well in almost anything: animation, story-line, music, and even character development. Thanks for inspiring me to re-watch this again!

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