By: Zoee S., Grand Editor
Oh, a guest! Hello there! I haven’t seen you in a while. You might not remember me so let me re-introduce myself. I am the Narrator and the Narrator is me! You have come at the perfect time for I am about to tell the story of a handsome prince cursed to turn into an ugly beast by a witch and a girl, named Belle, who came along and healed his cold heart. It began long ago in a small village in France…
Belle was unlike any woman in her town, she enjoyed reading and had an education. Many of the townspeople called her peculiar but she didn’t mind. She enjoyed her quiet life in her village until one day her father needed to go off on a journey to the Beast’s castle. Her father was a maker of music boxes. One day when he was traveling back to the village he came upon a rose garden and plucked a singular rose. Unknown to him, this rose garden belongs to the Beast. Seeing Belle’s father pluck the rose, the Beast locks him up in the dungeons for life. Concerned her father has yet to return, Belle travels to find her father and happens upon the castle. There she finds her father being held in the dungeons and makes her first encounter with the Beast. Appalled by what the Beast was doing with her father she asks the Beast to release him. The Beast refuses only to accept when Belle offers to take her father’s place instead.
Sometimes we do crazy things for the people we love. We may question our choices at first, but it’s all worth it if we can prevent our loved ones from being hurt. Even if that means taking their place. Belle did exactly that. She didn’t know what would happen because of her actions, all she cared about was making sure her father was safe. In the end, she fell in love with the Beast and became a princess. Belle’s father experienced a similar situation, but only negative. He picked the rose thinking about Belle and how it would make her happy. Because of this, he ended up in the dungeon with Belle ultimately taking his place. Not really a desired outcome. However, it’s okay because in life we won’t know what will happen if we don’t do it. My advice is to do what you think is right, and to try the grey stuff because it’s delicious!
Ah, would you look at that I’m late for dinner! Please excuse me, Mr. Cogsworth doesn’t like tardiness, he tends to keep time better than most. Tah! Tah! Till next time when we meet again for our storytelling corner!