Eye of the Beholder
“Only do not let yourself be deceived by appearances.”
(Fairy to Beauty, Beauty and the Beast)
In the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, the individual is cursed or bewitched, and can only be returned to his or her original form through the constancy of human love. In such stories, the individual's redemption is contingent on the partner's ability to see through ugliness to the true nature within. It is a lesson that true love can shine through the veil of untruth to illuminate the beauty within.
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