why is it always the woman who has to see past the beast in the man? why does she always have to clean his wounds, even after he has damaged her beyond repair? why is it always the man who is worthy of forgiveness for being a monster?
I want to see the beast in the beauty.
the half smile, half snarl. the unapologetic anger. I would like to see the man forgive the monster. to see her, blood and all, and love her anyway.
Hey, can you sort the characters from Beauty and the Beast? Particularly the staff (Lumierr, Cogsworth etc.). Thanks!
Belle: Although it is popular to put Belle in Ravenclaw, to us she will always be a Gryffindor. She is headstrong and stubborn and doesn’t read because she wants to learn or look for knowledge, she reads to escape and go on adventures. Her whole spiel is wanting to DO things, but because of where she lives, she has to experience things through fiction.
Beast: Gryffindor. He’s willing to sacrifice himself for others, stands up for what he believes in, is extremely loyal to his friends and Belle.
Lumiere: Slytherin. He’s clever and sly, and likes to rebel against Beast’s wishes (playfully, he never causes any real harm). Likes to play ringmaster in any given situation.
Cogsworth: Hufflepuff. He’s extremely reluctant to break the rules for fear of what punishment could fall on him and his friends. That’s basically his whole character in a nutshell.
Chip: Gryffindor. Extremely curious and friendly, almost recklessly brave (i.e. when standing up for Belle and Maurice). Adventurous as all get-out.
Mrs. Potts: Hufflepuff. Fairly obvious but she cares for all the other staff, watches out for them, the Beast and Belle. Totally social-oriented.
Gaston: Gryffindor. Sure he may have been cunning and willing to do anything to achieve his ends (marrying Belle). But he was so sure of himself as a brave, bold, perfect hunk of man that he couldn’t fathom her not wanting to be with him. He was perfect in his eyes and the towns eyes. They all saw him as being this great heroic leader. And was actually really good at leading, but his morals were a bit (a lot) off and methods slightly (very) twisted. He viewed Belle and himself as the two ideal individuals and the only logical course of action was to be together. He was full of himself, reckless, and had no fear. He’s so Gryffindor that it actually hurts a little.
I read the pages of dialogue and my immediate take on Beast was to treat him as a three-dimensional character, not a cartoon character. To me, Beast was as real as any part I had played in a live-action film or a Broadway show.