Can someone please help me with this assignment, its regarding the story Beauty and the Beast?
Each of the following bullets should comprise one paragraph.
• Origins of the tale
• Parallel stories from around the world (choose three, at least one being from Asia) – plot summaries
• Similarities of the parallel stories
• Differences among the parallel stories
• Disney’s interpretation of Beauty and the Beast
• The moral values and messages of the story (your own interpretation and thoughts)
http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/beautybeast/other.html – will give you similar tales, where they are from, and basic plots
Wikipedia has a good synopsis of the origins of the tale as well as the impact that the political situation in France at the time influenced the story (i.e. focuses on the peasantry rather than on royalty). It also cites some good external links that you can use for the other questions as well.