8 Reasons Why Beauty & The Beast is The Best Fairy Tale Ever
“Once upon a time, in a far-off country…”
That is how almost all the fairy tale starts. And they end with a “happily ever after”. But what lies in between is what molds the impression of young minds.
We have also read and reread different versions and watched re-enactments and different takes of this story on cinema, theater, and television.
What is it that makes “Beauty & The Beast” different from other fairy tales like “Cinderella” and “Snow White”? What is it that we learn and revere from this heart-touching fairy tale, that we haven’t seen in others?
What is in it apart from the usual guy meets gal, and the knight rescues the damsel in distress, that sets this fairy tale apart from others? There are reasons why this one is better than the others, and we are going to show you how.
Fun Fact: Did you know that Beauty & The Beast was actually never a fairy tale meant for children? That in fact, it was an adult love story. Well, now you know.
Arrogance is never a good trait
You never know when you will have to bear the consequences of your misdeeds.
Your uniqueness is your specialty, not madness
Belle preferred to read than dress up, and that made her unique.
People will always have something to say, chuck them
Like Belle walks past them, too engrossed in the world of words.
External beauty cannot compensate for evil intentions
Gaston is the most sought after bachelor in the village. But he is evil in nature, and his vile thoughts disfigure his otherwise handsome face.
Kind and pure thoughts can turn a scary monster face into a tender one
Remember how cute the beast looks when he feeds the chirping birds and they sit on him? Or when he steals a loving look at Belle?
You can fall in love with someone very different from who you are, and it need not have a reason
That is love, after all. Without any reasons, without any explanation.
True love can heal the oldest and deepest wounds
And reverse a curse.
You fall in love with a heart, a person, not with the looks, that fade away with time
That is how Belle and Beast fell into love, truly, madly, deeply.
These are some of the many reasons why we love this mismatched yet beautiful fairy tale. Which one is your favorite? Do tell us in the comments below.