Thursday, August 2, 2007
If I had to choose, I would be Princess Belle, the beautiful young woman who tames the Beast. Brave and resourceful, Belle is willing to sacrifice herself for the safety and security of her family, but she is also feisty enough to fight for them. She refuses to marry simply for security, rejecting the richest, most handsome man in town. An independent, clever woman, Belle values intellect and learning and requires a similarly intelligent and motivated man. Along with these more obvious strengths, Belle combines a gentleness of spirit and the ability to forgive. A "steel magnolia," Belle melds strength with tenderness. She is what a real woman (not just a princess) should be.