Randy was reading a certain popular story to our oldest son last night. While he was reading, he got to thinking about the words in the book and comparing it to what he already knew of the story, and the popular movie (and musical) that are based on this story. You see, in this story a certain noteworthy young man misbehaves, he is rude to a visitor and punished for his behavior. Not only is this young man punished, but all of the people who are currently working or visiting in his rather large household are also punished. Here is the crazy thing - NO ONE NOTICES! Can you imagine, someone with a household large enough to have people working for him, rather well known in his town, and no one recognizes that the local baker has disappeared. Or maybe their wife, who happens to be a maid did not come home from work today, or actually it seems like it's been a few years now since she's been home. How does this happen. And then, in the end, how is it that they are surprised to discover this massive household (the one containing all of the punished people who work for the noteworthy young man).
Okay, so the story is Beauty and the Beast. The book that Randy was reading said that the young prince .. PRINCE .. was punished, and he had to find love before the last petal of his magical rose fell... when he turned 21. So, this guy had to be at least 13 when it happened, don't you think - the enchantress wouldn't have punished a little kid for acting rudely, would she? That means that it couldn't have been more than 8 years since all of these people mysteriously vanished. Did I mention this was a prince? Where was his father? Who was watching after the young prince?
|How can you not notice all these missing people.. and more!?|
Okay, enough silliness for the morning. Have a great day!
Can anyone else think of a great conspiracy or flaw in a favorite children's story? I'd LOVE to hear some more. Leave a comment and tell me what you think really happened. OR tell me what you think really happened in the Beauty and the Beast!
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