Beast Essays

  • Beauty and The Beast

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    of this classic theme, not much has changed in the idea of Beauty and the Beast. All versions of this story have stressed the importance of being good and have even dwelled on the importance of looking behind appearance to see a person’s true nature. In order to convey his ideas and themes, Cocteau uses the beast as a lurking figure whose lack of appearance on the screen ultimately has a great effect on the viewer. The Beast that Cocteau portrays is a model for modern storytellers and has been vital

  • Beauty And The Beast

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    Beauty and the Beast is probably one of the most well known fairy tales that the Grimms’ reproduced. In it’s original form it was a long, drawn out story that was catered to adults. The Grimms’ changed the story to be more understood by children and made it short and to the point. Unlike many of the other fairy tales that they reproduced, Beauty and the Beast contains many subtle symbols in its purest form. It shows a girl and how she transfers to a woman; it also shows that beauty is in the eye

  • Beauty And The Beast

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    thump in the night? Do you believe in monsters? In the movies "Beauty and the Beast" and "E.T.", the monster like characters the captured the hearts of viewers of all ages. They both involve two characters that are thrusted into lifestyles that they are not used to. The beast and E.T were both unique creatures, had close relationships with humans, and were great works of fiction. In both stories, "Beauty and the Beast" and "E.T.", the main characters are unique creatures are forced into a human society

  • The Beast Within

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    The Beast Within The spawn knelt in the shadows of the corner. His iridescent eyes searching the dark for his prey. A prey he knew very well, almost too well. From the end of the stone corridor the spawn's ear picked out a single disturbance. From behind the mask a man's mouth twisted in a smile and a thought of satisfaction crossed his mind. Rising to his feet the spawn walked defiantly down the corridor. His armoured boots making no sound on the cold floor. A heart that beat no blood

  • Taming the Beast in The Dream

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    Taming the Beast in The Dream Dreams have long been the basis for extensive analysis, their meanings interpreted and reinterpreted. Some people believe that dreams reflect our repressed emotions, providing a necessary outlet for the negative aspects of our reality. Others find answers through dreams, believing that dreams provide simple solutions to seemingly complex issues in our lives. Louise Bogan, in her poem "The Dream," describes a dream that expresses both repression and solution. It

  • The True Beast in Othello

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    The True Beast in Othello "What is left when honor is lost?" This maxim from first century BC plays a pivotal role in Shakespeare’s play Othello. The question serves as a basis for the struggle between Othello and Iago. Both men are engaged in a battle over Othello’s honor. Iago is intent on destroying Othello’s sense of honor and reducing him to a bestial state. Iago views Othello as a beast masquerading in warrior’s dress. He wants to return Othello to what he believes to be his natural bestial

  • The Beast in Lord of the Flies

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    managed to face the beast inside him. But unfortunately, since the other boys still believed that the beast was a living, breathing creature, it resulted in the death of Simon. When comparing the characters in the book to real people, it is not hard to see the similarities. Simon was the first and only one to realise the real beast on the Island. He could be compared to someone like a priest or a good samaraton – someone who tries his best to convince everyone of what’s right. The beast was harmless

  • Love in The Beauty and the Beast and Shrek

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    Love in The Beauty and the Beast and Shrek Love is a common theme not only in the entertainment industry, but as well as in life. Love sells, and people in the movie industries understand this and gain from the profit. Movies often portray love between two people who are both beautiful, and not always the best person they can be on the inside. In Disney’s The Beauty and the Beast and Dreamworks’ Shrek not only do they have two people fall in love, but also they show how love is blind. When

  • The Neutrino - An Elusive Beast

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    Elusive Beast An infinite number of neutrinos shoot across the earth's surface every second, radiated by distant stars, and yet it has taken up until the mid 20th century for anyone to realize it. Finding neutrinos in your own backyard is easy. All you need is a ten-ton vat of pure water, 13000 photomultiplier tubes, and $11 million dollars in research funding. More on that later, but first, it would help to know a little more about what you're hunting. The neutrino is an elusive beast possessing

  • Lessons Found in Beauty and the Beast

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    Lessons Found in Beauty and the Beast Once upon a time? The classic opener for any fairy tale, which is no different in the case of Beauty and the Beast. Fairy tales were meant to teach our children life lessons that society, at the time, deems important to learn. They teach us the difference between right and wrong, black and white, good and bad, light and dark, and beautiful and ugly. There are many different variations and names to Beauty and the Beast. This famous fable has been passed

  • The Beasts and Monsters in Dante's Inferno

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    are of central importance to his journey and to the narrative, as they not only challenge Dante's presence in Inferno, but are custodians of Hell, keeping in order or guarding the "perduta gente".  In this essay I am concentrating on these prominent beasts, namely Minos, Cerberus, Plutus and Geryon, establishing why they feature in Dante's eschatological vision and discussing the sources which influenced his inclusion of these particular creatures. These four monsters all fulfil important functions

  • Bate Besong’s Beasts of no Nations

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    Bate Besong’s Beasts of no Nations Drama is one genre in Literature whose functionality in society cannot be under estimated. It is an active and practical genre because; there is harmony and a practical relationship between the audience and the dramatis personae. It thus imitates its society at best. From this, it is difficult to separate drama from politics; politics being a science that deals with the state and the condition of the human society. Bate Besong is one of the most renown Cameroonian

  • The Beast Archetypes

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    movie Beauty and the Beast, many archetypes are demonstrated by the characters’ thoughts, actions, and personalities. Each person has distinct characteristics that clearly fit one archetype or another, which is an important aspect of children’s fairy tale. First, Belle represents the maiden because of her innocence, purity, and naivety. Next, Maurice is the inventor as he is constantly creating new machines and is very persistent. Third, the shadow is represented by the Beast at the beginning of the

  • symbolism in bless the beast and children

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    Throughout the novel Bless the Beasts and Children, by Glendon Swarthout, symbolism is used frequently to show a weakness in a character or to fulfill a purpose in the novel. The most apparent weaknesses in the bedwetters was their need for radios to help them sleep. The hats portrayed each characters personality and background in some cases. Also, The Box Canyon Boys Camp is in itself a symbol representing American society in general. The radios are the first case of symbolism shown in the novel

  • Fate in Henry James' The Beast In The Jungle

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    American and European customs. This is especially apparent in three of his works, Daisy Miller: A Study, Roderick Hudson, and The Portrait Of A Lady. However, in his short story, The Beast In The Jungle, there is another theme that takes center stage. That theme is fate; moreover, the failure to control that fate. In The Beast In The Jungle, we are introduced to John Marcher, one of the main characters. Immediately afterwards, we meet May Bartram, someone he had met almost ten years prior in Naples,

  • Beauty And The Beast: Attraction Between Beauty And The Beast

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    While other fairy tales express much more complex concepts such as communism. In the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, the power and effects of attraction are shown. The attraction between Beauty and Beast was so strong that Beast almost died when Beauty left him longer than he expected. Beauty however returned to Beast and he was transformed into a prince. The fairy tale Beauty and the Beast shows the relationship between men and women, how it evolves, and the effects that they have on the people in

  • Beauty And The Beast Comparison

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    Beauty and the Beast is a traditional fairy tale written by French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve and published in 1740 in La Jeune Américaine et les contes marins. Her lengthy version was abridged, rewritten, and published by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont in 1756 in Magasin des enfants to produce the version most commonly retold. In France, for example, Zémire et Azor is an operatic version of the story, written by Marmontel and composed by Grétry in 1771, which had enormous

  • Differences In The Beauty And The Beast

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    Beauty and the Beast is a timeless tale that has been retold again and again, and many of us are familiar with the love story; but the new movie has a lot of differences compared to the original. There are some obvious differences, such as one is animated, and one is live-action, but there are also simple, subtle differences through the plot and characters. From the effects of the curse on the Beast, to Belle’s personal strength and growth, to the background stories on both the Beast and Belle, it

  • The Beast Fable and Romance in the Nuns Priests Tale

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    The Beast Fable and Romance in the Nun's Priest Tale Chaucer utilized many literary forms when composing his Canterbury Tales. Among these forms he utilized were the beast fable and romance. We find elements of both of these forms in the Nun's Priest's Tale. Yet Chaucer was a decidingly original poet. When he took these forms he made them his. He often diverged from the accepted norms to come up with stories that were familiar to the fourteenth century reader yet also original. First let

  • An Analysis Of Belle And The Beast

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    Belle and the Beast stage in the story of an unexpected love story, led by the spell cast upon the Beast. This in the end is overcome after professing their love for one another. The two songs that will be compared are: Be Our Guest – sung by Lumiere and the castle's staff and Beauty and the Beast – sung by Mrs. Potts. The first piece "Be Our Guest" takes place shortly after Belle, sacrificed her own freedom in return for her father's, and is confined to her bedroom. Hungry, Belle soon ventures into