Monday, April 9, 2012

Beauties, Beasts, and Prince Charmings

Hello all,

Sorry I haven't posted here in awhile but this semester has been REALLY stressful. I'm finally giving myself some downtime to write a new entry.

I'm working on my story Belle and the Beast. This tale is set in New Orelans during the 1830s, just after the Nat Turner Rebellion in Virginia. The Beast, Jesse Sinclair, is a cruel master until one night when his slaves give a runaway some shelter. Little does he knew that she's really in an enchantress.

Belle, meanwhile, is an abolitionist fresh from Philadelphia to New Orleans. She finds the idea of slavery revolting, and when she is taken to see the Beast, her goal is to runaway, taking his slaves with him. However, love is a funny thing...

Anyways, that was a brief synopsis of my new story.

While writing this story, I've been questioning the whole "Prince Charming" aspect that we find so often in stories.

Whether it's in fairy-tales where he's a suave prince or in an teen-angst book where he is a sparkling vampire. Basically, the idea of the perfect man.

I've even noticed some of this Price Charming-syndrom the Hunger Games. Peeta seems almost too good to be true.

Anyways, it's just made me hope that I haven't created a picture-perfect love interest, because, let's face it, no one is perfect.

I don't really have a point, but I'm thinking about bringing it back up in the AW fourms sometime soon.

However, do you think there are too many Prince Charmings in stories these days?

 "I was raised to be charming, not sincere" Cinderella's Prince from Into the Woods.