Hey, I noticed a thing...
Techinically, the Prologue and the Finale
are two sides of the same coin. The Prologue takes place at night,
with only the finest nobles and best singers attend—in the most
outrageous outfits, I might add. Everyone was there for the prince,
and they didn’t dance with any other partners. Even the song that
Garderobe sings is about the prince’s arrogance, if you read between
the lines. The ballroom just oozes royalty. Heaven forbid
any of the villagers make an appearance there—even the staff just
stand there, watching, not participating. Doing nothing.
But the Finale…I found it hard to
believe that it took place in the same ballroom at first glance. The
sun streams through the windows, the villagers dance with their loved
ones, and eyes are everywhere, not just on Adam. Everything’s a lot
less extravagant, but it’s far more beautiful than the Prologue. In
fact, the only ones wearing wigs at all are the staff, who are now
participating in the merriment. And in all honesty, I find the
finale to be much more aesthetically pleasing.
In truth, the
lighting does it all.
But did anyone notice this?
Adam is wearing the exact same thing. Now, granted, they’re obviously two different outfits. But the two outfits are of the same style—even the designs on the front are strikingly similar to each other. Adam even sports a ponytail in both of these pictures.
But there’s one drastic difference (aside from the makeup) between these two pictures. One is dressed like he just came out of a treasure trove, while the other is dressed like a prince of the people, someone that seems entirely approachable. Not to mention the absolute picture of happiness. In the finale, you can see the person that Adam truly is, the young prince that was only hidden behind layers of makeup and glitter and glory, like in the prologue.
It’s almost as if all that vanity and selfishness was peeled away by the magic of the curse.