Tuesday, February 26, 2008

truth in all things


the story of beauty and the beast is my favorite fairy tale. i love it for many reasons, because you can analyze it so deeply, and as we are well aware, i love to analyze.

but mostly i love it because it's one of the few fairy tales where the hero and heroine have to mutually grow in self awareness before they can come to understand each other. and the only way they do come to understand each other is by compassion–thus marking the true transformative power of love.

see, i don't think fairy tales are silly, because they portray elementary truths of human nature–so how is that make-believe?

2 comments:

Emily said...

Oh, Agatha, admit it: you love it because it's FRENCH. ;)

Agatha Wells said...

oh all right...maybe i do :)

it's not just for the classroom!