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Gaston Beauty and the Beast`

Gaston Beauty and the Beast`

Gaston Beauty and the Beast

Gaston

My daughter's obsession with Gaston from Beauty and the Beast showed me why  he is Disney's best villain.

Gaston is one the most classic film characters of all time. He is the villain of the Disney film "Beauty and the Beast". It is this original film that has its own motif. Gaston tries to win the heart of Belle by buying it with a magnificent rose. It's what Gaston says when he first meets Belle, who is running away, that proves how shallow he is. "A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet".

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Gaston is the main antagonist of Disney's 1991 animated feature film, Beauty and the Beast. He was an arrogant and chauvinistic hunter who was greedily determined to have Belle's hand in marriage, even by force if necessary. His obsession turned him into a ruthless and traitorous villain. Especially upon his discovery that Belle's love was not for him, but for the Beast. (Source: disney.fandom.com)

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The Gaston believes that Belle needs to be with him because she has a damsel in distress type of existence. Gaston has no understanding of what true love is. He believes that Belle wasting her time with this entrepreneur trying to reinvent himself.

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In the film, Gaston plays out the same role as in the animated movie, though with a few differences. A Captain in the light cavalry, Gaston is a hero to the village. But he's bored with his peaceful life after returning from the war. Gaston pursues Belle, determined to marry her, as she is the most beautiful girl in the village. And thus the only one good enough for him. He also finds her independence to be a thrilling challenge. And shows disdain for the Bimbettes who constantly fawn over him purely because of his appearance. When the headmaster and Clothilde catch Belle teaching a girl how to read. They rouse some of the villagers into destroying the laundry invention she made which LeFou informs Gaston about. Gaston breaks up the activity as Pére Robert helps Belle pick up her laundry. While unaware on how this transaction towards Belle started, Gaston scolds the villagers for behaving like this and orders them to go home immediately. At one point, Gaston mentioned in a discussion to Belle that the headmaster didn't like him at first. He accosts her at her home, subtly offering his hand in marriage for when Maurice dies, but she turns him down. Gaston sulks in the tavern until LeFou cheers him up with a song. Maurice appears, claiming that Belle has been imprisoned by the Beast. While Gaston does not believe in the Beast, he offers to help Maurice in order to find out where Belle has gone. (Source:en.wikipedia.org)

 

 

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