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PIRES, Luísa Puricelli  and  FACCHIN, Tatiana Helena José. The Beauty and the Beast: a psychological analysis of Belle's character. Aletheia [online]. 2010, n.33, pp. 45-55. ISSN 1413-0394.

Thinking about the amazing success of the cartoon with great impact worldwide "The Beauty and the Beast", Walt Disney, this article aimed to understand the psychological development of the character Belle. To this end, some parts of the movie were chosen and analysed, based in the theory of Sigmund Freud, providing an understanding about Belle's psychosexual life, when she overcame Narcissism and Oedipus Complex. Then it was contextualized, throw Marie-Louise Von Franz, the female's acquisition of the character along the importance of fairy tales in the construction of children's personality, that experience in playful way conflicts of the psychological development, leading to a elaboration and empowering its symbolization capacity.

Keywords : The Beauty and the Beast; Psychological development; Fairy tales.

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