@ obisgirl ;; In the original telling of ‘The Little Mermaid’ – the mermaid doesn’t get her prince either. He falls in love with someone else & I’m pretty sure the mermaid in her grief plunges herself off a cliff into the ocean & drowns ( I’m not sure – point being, in her grief – she commits suicide. ) Not exactly a happily ever after.
// As for my own favorite fairy tale – it would probably have to be a tie between Beauty & the Beast & The Princess & the Pea.
Apparently the whole motif of seeing what lies beyond the outer appearance is something I find very appealing in fairy tales – which why I love Beauty & the Beast. Princess & the Pea on the other hand – is rather amusing in the way it’s written – which is why I love it. The double-meanings are rather hilarious; in my opinion.
yeah, that is definitely not Disney 😆
Beauty and the Beast was a featured blurb in my psychology book. I can’t remember what the chapter was on but it talked about appearances, or something simliar to what you said.
I was in a production of The Princess and the Pea when I was in elementary school, it wasn’t a very big part. I was the Princess’ handmaiden. I had one line and even when I go back and watch the tape, I don’t know what I said. and when I was on stage combing her hair in one scene, you could barely see me because I sat behind the dividers.