Beauty and the Beast was written in 1740 as a critique of the forced marriages between 13-15 yr old girls to adult men common at the time. Later versions shifted the emphasis to teach young girls “good manners and how to deal with the idea of marrying young and being in an arranged marriage.
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Beast from ‘Beauty and the Beast’ has the head of a buffalo, body of a bear, mane of a lion, tusks of a boar, with the legs of a wolf. source
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You can buy ‘enchanted’ roses just like the one in Beauty and the Beast. According to the UK company Forever Rose, their roses can live up to 3 years without sunlight or water- but if you keep them sealed in their glass domes, they reportedly stay alive and beautiful forever (aka 20+ years).