I discovered from Aesthetic Realism the reason fairy tales have been enjoyed throughout the centuries by children and adults as well is because they deal with ethical questions that affect people every day. I shall touch upon an 18th century version of a French story book which I love, and which is important in terms of ethics, and can train us about what makes for joy.
Beauty and the Beast are about a subject which has made for question and pleasure in people over and over–what appears to be on the top is not what happens to be in reality. This story is crucial of a woman’s desire to believe that what is on the surface is all there is.
- November 2
- Joe Cocker, “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”
- Wash your face with warm water
- 6 million dollars
- Speciality food stores, such as vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free
- Are you ashamed to have anyone come to your home
- 8 years back from Bakersfield, CA
- L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray
It shows powerfully, that the much deeper you go and the more you wish to know, the more meaning and value you will see. There is uncertainty as to its original author. The complete story, I’ll quote from is by Madame Leprince De Beaumont, written around 1740 and translated by Ronald Duncan.
Beauty and the Beast are about a rich merchant, his three daughters and three sons. Both old daughters are outwardly beautiful, however they are selfish and vain. The youngest daughter, who is called Beauty (la Belle) is beautiful outwardly, but also inwardly–she is kind and wants to truly have a good influence on others.
When her father’s fortune falls on crisis, Beauty has good will. In the morning to begin cooking and cleaning for the family She rises at 4. In the harbor the merchant finds his goods have been taken by his creditors and he begins his return home as poor as before. Losing his way through a dark, snowy forest, a light is seen by him which leads him to a great castle. Upon entering it, he finds a blazing fire and a table set with food and wine. He eats and falls asleep.
The next morning the merchant sets out and on seeing a bower of roses and keeping in mind her demand he plucks one off for Beauty. At that moment the merchant hears an awful voice and views a Beast who is so hideous he nearly faints. Beauty’s sisters in their exactitude have rooked themselves. They have wedded men for their handsomeness and wit and found them sarcastic and vain, and both women are miserable. They storyline to have Beauty stay past a week with the hope that the Beast, in anger, will kill her. They feign such sadness at her departing that Beauty agrees to stay.