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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In the Book In the Movie
   After greeting her father, the maid informs her that she found a large trunk of fine clothes and jewelry. Beauty selected a plain dress then decided to make a present of the others to her sisters. Upon saying these words the trunk disappeared. When father tells Beauty that the Beast insisted she keep them for herself, the trunk re-appears. This does not happen in the movie.
   Beauty’s father is a wealthy merchant with three sons and three daughters. Beauty’s sisters are proud and vain. They laugh at Beauty because she prefers to read books. They refuse offers of marriage to eminent merchants preferring to marry royalty. Belle was courted but respectfully said she was too young to marry and preferred to stay with her father for a while longer. Gaston is not in the book Belle is an only child. She is non-conformist bookworm and ridiculed by everyone but her father. Belle’s father is an eccentric inventor. Gaston mocks her bookish behavior, but still wishes to marry her. Gaston is a muscle bound jerk. She rejects his advances.
   The father awakens the next morning to see new clothes laid out for him along with breakfast. He then picks a rose from the garden prior to leaving. This does not happen in the movie.
   When Beauty departs to the palace, her brothers are truly concerned, but her sisters rubbed their eyes with onion so that they would shed fake tears when she left. This does not happen in the movie.
   The Beast appears and tells Beauty that she is the mistress of the palace; he asks to dine with her. Beauty tells Beast that he is good natured, so that his deformity scarcely appears. Beauty ate her supper and nearly conquered her dread of the Beast, but nearly fainted when he asked her to marry him. She refuses; the Beast hisses frightfully then says farewell. Beast inadvertently chases Belle into the forest when he frightens her. She encounters a pack of wolves. Beast rescues her but is injured. He develops feelings for her as she tends to his injuries.
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