Beauty And The Beast Original Story

Disney vs. The Originals?

I’m looking for stories that have been made into Disney movies but in the original the protagonist is a strong independent women who doesn’t need a man…or were the protagonist just die because they were stupid! More then one please! I already have Little Red Riding Hood and Beauty and the Beast.

If you have any that were not made into Disney movies that’s ok too!

The little mermaid is totally different.
In that story, she kills herself in the end, and the guy goes with the girl… totally weird. Here’s a website with some comparisons…
http://www.fpx.de/fp/Disney/Tales/