“Prince Adam was cursed to a beast form by an Enchantress who saw no love in his arrogant heart for others. The one way he could break the spell was to learn to love another and earn her love in return before the last petal from his enchanted rose fell, which would bloom until his twenty-first birthday. But who could ever learn to love a beast? Ten years later, Maurice, an inventor from a nearby village, becomes lost in the woods and seeks shelter in the Beast’s castle, the Beast imprisons him for trespassing. His daughter Belle, a bookworm who dreams of life outside her provincial village, finds him trapped in the castle and offers her place instead. The Beast accepts with a promise she’ll remain in the castle forever. In the beginning Belle views him as nothing more than a monster, he views her as difficult and stubborn. But the two soon taste the bitter-sweetness of finding you can change and learning you were wrong.”
“Beauty and the Beast” has honestly been one of my favorite books for as long as I can remember! It’s my favorite fairytale, and Belle is by far my favorite princess. I have always been inspired by her love of literature and reading. Belle knows that books are both magical and powerful, and that an ample supply of knowledge can be found within those pages. Not only was she an inspiring reader, if you pay close attention to the story, you’ll realize that Belle was a homeschooler, which makes her even more relatable! “Beauty and the Beast” has always been such a beautiful story to me, portraying the wonder of books, the importance of pursuing knowledge and education, the strength of women, the foolishness of vanity, and the true magic of love. It is indeed a sweet story for all to enjoy.
INTERACTIVE RESOURCES FOR “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”
Writing prompt: Belle was able to see past the Beast’s appearance to fall in love with his heart within. What does this mean to you about the importance of seeing’s past outward looks to the person within? What does this say about the pursuit of vanity?
Writing Prompt provided by Time4Writing, one of the foremost resources for homeschool writing courses.
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