Six long months of cold days, and even colder nights, her lines filled with pink fluid, running through her like the medication from an IV filling the veins of a coma patient. But now, an early spring sun gleams off her bow pulpit and dances around its edges as her prow rises and softly falls like the chest of a sleeping beauty while muted waves lap at her water line. I can scarcely contain myself as I walk to greet her.
Table of Contents Plot Overview Sleeping Beauty opens with a shot of turning pages in a storybook, indicating the historical but fantastical nature of the subsequent tale.
In the story proper, a narrator introduces King Stefan and his unnamed wife, who finally have a child after years of longing for one. Stefan, a tall, thin, black-bearded king, invites King Hubert, a short, round, gray-bearded king from the adjacent kingdom, to the celebration.
The two kings have planned a happy merger of their lands. Three pleasant, grandmotherly fairies from the forest arrive to bestow gifts on the baby. Flora delivers the gift of beauty, and Fauna gives Aurora the gift of song. But before feisty little Merryweather can present her gift, the evil Maleficent appears in a rush of portentous wind.
In bitter response for not being invited to the celebration, the tall, horned, black-clad witch curses Aurora.
She declares that the princess will prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel on her sixteenth birthday and die. She then disappears in a swirl of foul purple clouds.
Saddened, he also allows the three fairies to take Aurora away from the kingdom in order to protect her. To hide her, they will raise her without their magic, as mortal peasants. They rename her Briar Rose. Sixteen years pass mournfully in the kingdom. Maleficent has not yet found Aurora because, as she realizes only today, her henchmen have been searching only cradles for sixteen years.
After zapping them with bolts of lightning, she commands her raven to scour the kingdom one last time looking for a sixteen-year-old.
She hums operatically and her congenial friends, the happy animals of the forest, come out to play. Her sirenlike voice also mesmerizes a distant horse rider, who convinces his tired white steed, Samson, to search for its source.
Rose stops singing to tell the animals about a vivid dream she had in which she fell in love with a prince. The animals swipe the clothes and humorously simulate the dream-prince: Confused and surely feeling the sparks of love at first sight, Rose, having been told not to speak to strangers, tries to flee.
The nameless rider asks for her name. A familiar Disney scene ensues, where dancing mops joyously sweep the cottage and anthropomorphic cake ingredients read their own recipe and waltz into the mixing bowl. Each wants it to be the color of her own dress: Riled, they start zapping with their wands everything in the cottage, turning it blue or pink.
As a result, colorful magic dust spurts up the chimney. He watches Rose return a new woman, gaily dancing and singing, clearly in love.
The news devastates Rose, who flees in tears to her room. Standing by a sumptuous feast, the anxious men argue briefly, then drink to friendship.
Prince Phillip returns to the castle, devilishly tricking Hubert into agreeing to his marriage to the peasant girl instead of Aurora. Placing a gold crown upon her head, the fairies leave Aurora alone for a few moments to contemplate her future.
Immediately, a glowing green ball puts Aurora in a trance and leads her through dark passages within the castle, up a staircase and into a tower, where it turns into the augured spinning wheel.
The princess touches the spindle and collapses. The sun begins to set, and the celebration nears. Unsure of how to proceed, the fairies decide to put everyone in the kingdom to sleep as well. However, Maleficent and her henchmen have already captured Phillip. Expecting a peasant boy, Maleficent is overjoyed at her luck and steals the prince away.
Maleficent taunts Phillip, revealing the identity of his true love but refusing to release him to her for one hundred years. The fairies sneak in when Maleficent finally goes to bed, zap open the chains that bind Phillip, and arm him with a Shield of Virtue and Sword of Truth.
An army of one, with three helpers, Phillip must navigate a brutal path to return to his true love. Finally, she turns herself into a dragon to stop him.Sleeping Beauty - Fractured Fairy Tales - Narrative Writing Consistently planned writing activities help encourage young writer's to WANT to write.
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