Mob Song Analysis

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Once Belle returns home to see her father, the audience sees the true difference between The Beast and Gaston. “An essential part of what makes Beast sympathetic is his mortal combat with and textual invitations to compare him to Belle’s more violent suitor Gaston,” (Olson 449). The “Mob Song” shows that even though the Beast locked Belle up, tried to keep her away from her family, never apologized, and so many more, Gaston is seen as the worst villain. Gaston convinces the town’s people that the Beast based on the Beasts appearance. He says that the Beast will come for their children, even though the Beast has lived in the Castle in his Beast form since the age of eleven. Now Gaston becomes the villain because the audience has grown to love…show more content…
“It is Belle – robbed of her traditional Beauty – who is being instructed in how to elicit beauty from beastliness,” (Craven 2002:133). Even though Belle tried to teach the Beast how to act like a gentleman, it is her who really learned. She learned the moral of the story which is that true beauty comes in from within. Now if Belle is a learner then does she hold any real power? Yes like the basic power struggle Foucault discussed she would have some or there would be no power struggle. (Foucault). The idea that Belle is not the Beauty that everyone…show more content…
It’s my favorite part because, you’ll see, here’s where she meets Prince Charming,” (Trousdale 1991). Belle is typically thought of as this independent princess who starts to change people’s ideas of princesses. Yet Disney has created a princess who looks feminist but in all reality has the same basic ideas of all the princess posses with the help of Disney’s ideals. They want to get married, find their prince, and live happily ever after. And Just like Belle has sung, she does find her Prince Charming in the Beast and it does take her a while to find him (Trousdale 1991). The song shows that she loves to read, and that is her most feminist’s characteristic (Disney Doll). Yet the books she reads are still the romance books that she fits into. Belle’s superficial feminist actions is questioned throughout the movie because she never actually stood up for herself. For example, “when accosted by Beast, did she raise her eyebrow at his size instead of just standing up to him and telling him to hand over the key to her father’s prison, and let them both get out of there,” (Craven 139). This shows how the skillful implication of violence has added to Belle’s artificial portrayal of feminism. Belle has had no power over herself and her future throughout either productions. If it was not Gaston trying to marry her, it was the Beast imprisoning her, then Gaston

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