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Belle (Beauty and the Beast) versus Bella (Twilight)

 

Belle:
Mother is dead.

Bella:
Mother is a ditz.

Belle:
Moved with father to small, provincial town.

Bella:
Moved in with father in small provincial town.

Belle:
Doesn’t fit in because she reads.

Bella:
Doesn’t fit in because she’s self-absorbed and a klutz.

Belle:
Immediately catches the eye of a good looking man who wants her only for her looks.

Bella: 
Immediately catches the nostrils of a good looking man who wants her only for her blood.

Belle:
When approached by the sexist, stalker-esque Adonis, throws him out on his butt.

Bella:
When approached by the sexist, stalker-esque Adonis, throws herself at his feet.

Belle:
Meets a Beast who turns out to be a handsome young man.

Bella:
Meets a handsome young man who turns out to be a beast.

Belle:
When verbally abused, leaves. When the Beast essentially apologizes by nearly getting killed saving her life, she saves his life in repayment, but lays down clear rules of behavior.

Bella:
When physically abused, cries, and forgives, because he didn’t mean it.

Belle:
In adversity, despairs for about ten minutes then makes the best of things.

Bella:
In adversity, wallows in angst for an entire book.

Belle:
makes friends with people around her, creating a community that helps each other.

Bella:
gets close to people only when using them.

Belle:
sacrifices herself to save a parent (her father) openly and without deceit

Bella:
sacrifices herself to save a parent (her mother) unnecessarily, lying to everyone around herself.

Belle:
rescues herself, her father, her horse, and the Beast (twice)

Bella:
gets rescued by Edward. Often.


Date: 2011-07-19 12:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] admnaismith.livejournal.com


I love you.

Date: 2011-07-19 01:52 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dcltdw
*snerk*

I vaguely recall seeing one comparing Bella to Bellatrix. It was like, c'mon, one is an idiot, and the other is played by Helena Bonham Carter. :)

Date: 2011-07-19 03:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xanath.livejournal.com
::hugs::

This is wonderful, enjoyable, and makes the point better than a rapier thrust.

Date: 2011-07-19 12:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chris-warrior.livejournal.com
heh.

but Bella turns into a monster later on, and then saves all the other monsters. all Belle does is dance around a floor in a ball gown. surely that counts for something? ;)

Date: 2011-07-19 07:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chris-warrior.livejournal.com
well, Alice brought the other halfbreed, but Bella's shielding ability had a slight impact on the fact that everyone survived until she got there. *wry look*

the fact that Belle loved the Beast is nice, but it's not like she had a noble mission to save everyone. it was more of an unintended consequence of saving her mate. the one correlation i find amusing is that Bella had saving everyone in mind even though her tie to Edward was supposed to be all-consuming... and Belle, who was supposed to have all these other interests, in the end, only acted to save the Beast.

Date: 2011-07-19 09:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 360high.livejournal.com
LOL yeah nailed it. Bella is the main reason I don't like Twilight.

Date: 2011-11-02 01:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] treforfej.livejournal.com
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