Your browser may block some cookies by default. By clicking, you agree to allow our advertising partners to place their cookies and serve you more relevant ads. Visit our privacy policy page to view our privacy policy or opt-out.
why-belle-should-have-chosen-gaston-1545665880640.jpg
Source: disney

This Powerpoint Proves Why Belle Would've Been Better off With Gaston

By Mustafa Gatollari

Belle, the heroine of Disney's Beauty & the Beast is constantly lauded as a positive, fictional role model for young girls because of her desire to expand her knowledge and work on herself, rather than just make herself available to the whims of the resident hairy beefcake in her town. But a recent powerpoint presentation created by EW's Dana Schwartz reveals provides a pretty compelling argument for why Belle should have chosen Gaston.

I'd like to add that this is something I'd advocated for a very, very long time. Admittedly, I didn't make as good as a case as Dana does. Back before I understood how movies worked, I always thought there was a possibility for the ending of a film to change. Each time I'd watch Beauty & the Beast, I'd hope Gaston would best The Beast in their final confrontation and turn the mean monster into a throw rug.

That never happened, and I was let down time and again. Thankfully, Dana's compiled a list of arguments that irrefutably prove Gaston would've been a way better choice for Belle as a partner than The Beast, especially given the era. Because this is Disney canon we're talking about and these movies basically raised our generation, it needs to be pointed out that this is mainly a comparison/contrast presentation.