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"Beauty and the Beast" by Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont
Transcript of "Beauty and the Beast" by Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont
by Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont
Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
began as a teacher
governess in England
1st to write fairy tales specifically for children
70 books written
"Beauty and the Beast" was her most famous story
Plays, films, and works of art
Pre-WWI versions were for both children and adults
Post- WWI, versions for adults and children were separated
published in 1756
Inspired by Madame Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve's version
Belle sacrifices herself to save her bankrupt father. She falls in love with the beast, and this saves him from an untimely death.
Cultural and Historical Impacts
Never see the "off-stage" of marriage
Protagonists are stronger and wiser
Beast can be imperfect while Beauty
Less emphasis on fairy tales, more on female persona
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