BELLE--The book-loving Belle is definitely the heroine who I'm most like. Belle has intelligence, gentleness, and a subtle wit. These ingredients make Belle long for adventure beyond her "provincial life", and she is not a "damsel in distress". Belle's design is simple and pure, as befits her character. Her brown hair and eyes are a refreshing change from the usual black or blonde head with blue eyes. Her costumes are well done--with the exception of the green dress. Nice colors, but in a strange style. The word I would pick to sum up Belle would be INTELLIGENCE, and I mean that in the best possible sense. She's book-smart and people-smart. Belle's opening song and reprise are wonderful. My favorite line--"I just don't deserve you!"
TOP TEN BELLE QUOTES
10. "Gaston, you are positively primeval." 9. "What a pleasant...surprise." 8. "He's no monster, Gaston. You are!" 7. "Me! The wife of that boorish, brainless...!" 6. "If you'd hold still, it wouldn't hurt as much!" 5. "He's handsome, alright. And rude, and conceited..." 4. "Yes I can!" 3. "Dogs?" 2. "There must be more than this provincial life!" 1. "I just don't deserve you!"