What's the Difference between Beauty and the Beast (1756) the Book and Beauty & the Beast the Movie?


Beauty and the Beast (1756)

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Author: Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont

Beauty & the Beast

Released: 1991
Director: Gary Trousdale
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Portrayed by: Paige O'Hara
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Portrayed by: Rex Everhart
Portrayed by: Robby Benson
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Portrayed by: Richard White
Beauty's sisters
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Beauty's brothers
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Portrayed by: Jerry Orbach
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Portrayed by: David Ogden Stiers
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Mrs. Potts
Portrayed by: Angela Lansbury
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Portrayed by: Bradley Pierce
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Beauty & the Beast Book vs Movie
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   The father keeps the chest of gold a secret from his children so that they will not go back to the city and instead remain in the countryside. He does trust Beauty with the secret of the gold; she in turn tells her father that two gentlemen courted her sisters in his absence; she begs her father to give his consent and fortunes so that they can marry. Beauty loves her sisters despite their wickedness. This does not happen in the movie.
   Other the next three months Beauty was content; she dined with the Beast each evening. They talked rationally with common sense but without wit. Beauty eventually looked forward to Beast’s visits each evening. Each night before bed, Beast asks Beauty to marry him, she always refuses saying she wishes she could, but instead esteems him as a friend. Beast and Belle continue to bond while they are in the castle. Gaston pays Monsieur D’Arque to confine Maurice to the insane asylum if Belle refuses his next proposal.
   Various gentlemen offer to marry Beauty, but she again refuses as to be with her father. Laboring with her brothers and father made her grow stronger and healthier. The two older sisters did nothing to help in the new country home; instead they despise Beauty for being content with their poor situation. Gaston is Belle’s only suitor. The family lives in a modest house the entire time.
   The sisters weep when the week is up and convince Beauty to stay another week. On the tenth day Beauty dreamed she was in the palace garden watching Beast as he lay dying on the grass. She decides that she would be happier married to Beast than her sisters are married to their husbands. When Gaston sees that Belle loves the Beast, he leads the villagers to the castle to kill him. The palace servants fight the villagers. Beast fights Gaston on the castle roof and defeats him, then orders him to leave. When Beast turns his back, Gaston stabs him but then falls to his death.
   While Beauty and her father slept in the palace, she dreams of a fair lady who tells her actions shall not go unrewarded. She tells her father of the dream, he then leaves. Maurice returns home and is unable to convince the other townsfolk to help rescue Belle from the Beast.
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