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
The father
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 Beast confronts and threatens the father for stealing his roses. The father begs for mercy, mentioning his daughters. The Beast allows the father to return home provided he or one of his daughters return to be punished (by death). The father intends to return within three months to be punished. Beast sends the father away on his horse with a chest of gold. The Beasts discovers and imprisons Maurice. Phillipe the horse runs home.
   The father returns home and tells his children of the “fatal adventure” and gives Beauty the branch of roses. The sisters blame Beauty for their father’s misfortune; because of the rose she asked for. This does not happen in the movie.
   Beauty says she will offer herself to be punished by the Beast. The brothers want to kill the beast or die trying, but their father says the beast is too powerful. The father refuses to allow Beauty to offer herself to the beast as he is old and not long to live. Beauty offers to stay at the palace over her father’s objections.
   Beauty insists upon going back to the palace and her sisters are happy that she will suffer for it was her virtue that made them envious. This does not happen in the movie.
   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.
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