Friday, March 10, 2017

Beauty And The Beast

The movie, "Beauty and the Beast" with live actors is coming to the screen soon.  The most famous version of the story was written by Madame Leprince, Jeanne Marie Leprince de Meaumont.  In the 1700s she wrote about expanding women's opportunities, and lifting up the self-esteem of girls.  It was a time when men were downplaying women's role in the work force, and influence outside the home.  She was for the education of young girls when other people thought it a waste. She argued that mutual love was passion tamed.  Recall in the story that the young girl likes to read a lot while the strong Gaston thinks it a waste of time for her.  To him, her job is to make Gaston happy and the center of her attention.  And she does not let the beast get away with his whining.  Of course he is a beast because he was self-centered and uncaring.  Any beasts in your life ladies?

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