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Twilight and Beauty and the Beast

PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:54 pm
by Pel
I was watching Beauty and the Beast the other day, and I, and I'm totally crazy, seemed to think that they were kind of similar. The obvious being Belle and Bella a)pretty much being the same name and b) that they look kind of similar (Other than Belle being animated) The not so obvious being that Belle brings the Beast back to being human and Bella bringing out Edward's human side.

I'm crazy, I know.

Any other similarities? Opinions?

Re: Twilight and Beauty and the Beast

PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:30 pm
by AnaBanana
I agree...

Belle and Bella/Edward and the Beast have a lot in common, too.

Belle/a: loves to read, doesn't really fit in, only child, lives with her father, has unwanted attention from "popular" guy, fell for someone "bad" for her.
Edward/Beast: preferred being alone until he fell in love, didn't see any good in himself, unruly hair (haha, sorry I couldn't resist... :D )

Re: Twilight and Beauty and the Beast

PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:22 pm
by Macy!
Oh, and Edward and the Beast both live in insanely huge houses! :lol:

Re: Twilight and Beauty and the Beast

PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:07 am
by twilighter4eva
Edward/ Beast: Belle/ Bella draws them out, they are both kind of very private people until these two girls show up in their lives.

Re: Twilight and Beauty and the Beast

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:26 pm
by Elizabeth
I think Bella does not look like Belle. Maybe it's because I always thought Belle was so pretty. They both share other similarities like love of books and family and being different and the love they bring out of the men they care for.

Re: Twilight and Beauty and the Beast

PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:03 am
by Krystina the Alien
I agree with Pel on this. This also could explain my obsession with Twilight, since Beauty and the Beast has been my favorite Disney movie since forever.

The only thing that really doesn't seem similar is when Belle is taken prisoner with the Beast, she doesn't want to be there. Bella always had this secret obsession and love for Edward.

Re: Twilight and Beauty and the Beast

PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:13 am
by mrsedwardcullen
I love this! I hadn't ever thought of this ( I don't know why not though). I think I am crazy because I find Twilight connections in everything, even Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants II, and I already know there is another thread that is more appropriate for. I love the comparison of Belle to Bella and even the comparison of Beast to Edward. In my mind I do see Belle as looking similar to Bella and I love the fact that they both love to read and see a deeper meaning in things. They can both find beauty that is not so evident. I need to go home and watch Beauty and the Beast again now!

Re: Twilight and Beauty and the Beast

PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:28 am
by xoxocamille
Hm. Weird, I was just watching Beauty & the Beast couple of days ago.

I totally agree with everything that has been mentioned here.
Beast is totally relatable to Edward, I mean, the guy pretty much feels he's a 'freak' or whatever you may call it. The fact that Edward could read minds, he finds himself so much of a freak already. And then there's also the part how at first, the Beast was being mean/threatening to Belle. Edward's kind of the same thing, although he kept it to himself. Like, the first time Bella sits next to him in their Biology class, Edward stayed away from her as possible, and Bella took that in a way as if he wanted to kill her or something.

Another thing relatable would be the whole 'keeping the secret' thing. For Beast, he made it forbidden for Belle to go to the west wing, and for Edward, he didn't want to tell Bella in the beginning what or who he was. It's really interesting, there were so much similarities in the story.

Oh, and another thing. Belle lived with her father. Bella lives with Charlie.
Yeah, that's all I could point out for now.

Re: Twilight and Beauty and the Beast

PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:54 pm
by xXBeSafeXx
I actually noticed the same things Pel pointed out about a week ago when my little sister was watching it.

Re: Twilight and Beauty and the Beast

PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:52 pm
by Mrs.TeddyBear
*sigh of relief* I thought I was the only one that saw these connections! I went and saw the play about a month ago and the whole time I was relating it to Twilight!

You know how in Beauty in the Beast theres that part where the Beast lets Belle go even though he loves her and is convinced she wont come back? That was equivalent to Nm for me, and the dinner scene in BATB is equivalent to ch. 15 of Twilight, then the wedding in BD is totally like the big dance number at the end of the movie!