Beauty & The Boise Beast #Video
There's a perfect castle on Warm Springs near downtown for Beast from Beauty and the Beast. He's been accused of capturing Belle's love through Stockholm syndrome. Moug & Angie discuss. #Video
First off, could you imagine if all the Boise townspeople showed up at the castle on Warm Springs to bail Belle out of Beast's jail? Secondly, let's talk about what the Disney character has been accused of. According to Webster's Dictionary, the definition of Stockholm Syndrome is: "the psychological tendency of a hostage to bond with, identify with, or sympathize with his or her captor". At face value, it's evident that Belle isn't truly in love with Beast, but that she's caught a classic case of Stockholm Syndrome. But what if that's not the case? Angie from Moug & Angie Mornings disagrees whole heartedly, and Moug is Meridian's very own Beast.
Some valid points are made here. When you think about how Belle's dad got lost in the woods and then ended up in a castle living his best life, that is a little weird. Though some of the blame must be put on our inanimate friends like the clock, the Lumierre, Mrs. Potts, etc. In hindsight, the most heartbreaking part of this story is the fact that an 11 year old was turned into a big ole beast by an old witch and stuck living alone in a castle for 10 years and expected to find love. That's pretty rough if you think about it.
Who's side are you on? Belle? Beast? Gaston? Should he have gotten the girl? Is the dad the epic screw up in this story and he doesn't get shamed enough for it?