13. THE BEAST TRIES TO MANSPLAIN SHAKESPEARE TO BELLE
The Beast and Belle first bond over Shakespeare after the surly minotaur criticizes her for liking Romeo and Juliet. During the film's opening number (“Belle”), she mentions that she's just finished reading the Shakespearean tragedy about two star-crossed lovers in fair Verona. The Beast doesn't miss an opportunity to tease her about it. (Let me guess, Beastie, you're more of a Hamlet guy.) But Belle later catches the Beast reading King Arthur and the Round Table, a romance about Guinevere and Lancelot, and has some fun at his expense.
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