Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Beauty and the Beast and their inlaws: Why does this story have parents? (Click for more information)

Even though the discussions of these stories of transformation tend to focus on the changes that the beauty or the beast go through - there is hardly a version out there that doesn't involve the parents of one or both of the figures. What kinds of different roles do the parents play in these tales, and how do they change the story?

The cursed castle

The deep dark forest

The distant mountains

The secret treasure cave

The Wall of Briars