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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   Beast asks Beauty to promise to stay with him forever. Beauty greatly desires to see her father again and tells Beast that she will fret to death if he denies her. Beast says he would rather die than make her uneasy. He says he will send her home and die with grief. Beauty says she loves Beast and will return to him in a week. After a romantic dance together, Belle says she misses her father. He lets her use a magic mirror to see him. Belle sees her father dying in the woods trying to reach the castle.
   Beauty lays her ring on the table, went to sleep and woke up in the palace. She dressed in her finest gown and waited for Beast to arrive, but he did not appear. Beauty finds Beast on the ground and throws herself upon him. Beast had decided to starve himself to death after Beauty broke her promise. Belle rides to the castle on her father’s horse.
   After a year in the modest country home, the father receives a letter telling him a ship has arrived with some of his property. The two older sisters asked their father for fine clothes, Beauty asked for a single rose. This does not happen in the movie.
   The source of the spell on the Beast is not revealed until the end of the book. The prince is the innocent victim of a wicked fairy. A prince denies an enchantress disguised as an old beggar shelter in the castle from the cold. For this she transforms him into a beast. She gives him a magic mirror and a rose. To break the spell he must love another and earn her love before the last petal falls on his 21st birthday or remain a beast forever.
   She wishes to see her father and as soon as she speaks she sees a great looking glass with which she is able to see her home, her father and her sisters. She sees that her sisters try to appear sad but are happy that Beauty is gone. Beast gives Belle a magic mirror so that she can see her father.
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