A Wild Swan: And Other Tales - “Beasts” Summary & Analysis

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Summary

In “Beasts,” Beauty sees an intimidating-looking man at the checkout counter in the convenience store and ponders what he may be like—probably very different from the boys she is used to—and she feels that she is capable of taming bad boys and men.

Beauty was the eldest of three sisters and when their father asked what they wanted when he came back from his business trip they all asked for luxuries except for Beauty who only asked for a rose. Her reason for this was that she wanted something which could be obtained from home because for her it was the "effort, not the object" (102) which mattered to her. She also realized that finery would not compensate for the mundane future she was likely to have.

The father did not understand why Beauty only wanted a rose but respected her wish. He...

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