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    Do you think if Belle was forced to say "yes" to Gaston's proposal and they were married, do you think Gaston would've been physically and/or emotionally abusive towards Belle? Tell me what you think.

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    • Absolutely. 

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    • Have you seen the movie yet?

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    • Bella Thorne 01 wrote: Have you seen the movie yet?

      Yes at a special Opening Night fan event and I've watched the original lots of times and I figured Gaston would've been abusive to Belle if he forced her to marry him.

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    • Physically or emotionally abusive?

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    • Bella Thorne 01 wrote: Physically or emotionally abusive?

      A bit of Physical abuse, but mostly Emotional abuse.
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    • Without a doubt. Mostly emotional, but then he does like to get physical for no apparent reason as we've seen with Lefou

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    • True. I can picture Belle being abused by Gaston (if she would've marred him).

      Have you guys seen the movie yet??? 

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    • Oh yes, definitely.  He would have had her living as a housekeeper, stuck at home all the time while he was out with the boys, hunting and drinking, and refusing to let her go anywhere, forcing her to have tons of sons just for him.  I remember in the cartoon, he suggested that they would have 6 or 7 boys just like him (a frightening prospect, such a man creating more of himself).  Gaston would have all her books burned, and hit her if he saw her reading anything, even just a letter.  On top of that, he probably would have extra female friends in the village that he wouldn't tell her about.  So Belle was smart in refusing to marry Gaston.  Her life would have been a living hell with him.

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    • Yasss, I agree.

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    • Yes Gaston would have treated Belle  more like a slave if they married, he saw her crazy just reading books, and he would have argued about how the discipline their kids. Gaston surely didn't accept Belle's differences and he didn't really love her he just wanted a dream come true and thought Belle was his best choice to give it a chance. He probably wouldn't even let Belle look for a better friend with how rude he already spoke to her and his opinions of life, if they married, Gaston's jealousy that caused his anger is quite clear near the end when he fight the beast.

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    • That would be true!

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    • Totally. He would probably lock her in the house and forbid her from seeing anyone.

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    • Either way. He wouldn't be as hot-tempered as the Beast, but he'd still be pretty nasty.

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    • No.

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    • Yes.

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    • Yes totally. Belle is too strong willed and unconventional. Gaston though he liked the idea of Belle being this pretty girl/angel all the boys glowered over, in reality he would hate to have her as a wife. Not only would he have hurt her, even rape and neglect her needs. I believe he would have also cheated on her a lot because he does appear to be the type of husband who would have done that.

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    • Belle is a strong and independent woman is being forced to marry a man who believes that all women must be quiet, beautiful and submissive. How do you think that’ll turn out? For one thing, he mentions having heaps of kids, which Belle may or may not be interested in having, but would probably have no choice. Gaston would probably sexually abuse to satisfy his own pride, would emotionally abuse Belle for her love of books and then physically abuse for speaking up or doing something else that wasn’t ladylike enough for him. Just because Gaston would be abusive, doesn’t mean that Belle wouldn’t speak up about it. There is no way that someone like her would let him walk all over her, let alone marry her in the first place.

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    • Gaston is someone wants to love a woman for a while and when he´s bored he will dump her. and when he tries to persuade Belle he tells her that she has to work all day while he will hunt and then relax rest of the day. and he also has something against women reading and thinking and belle is a book+worm. so i guess he will be quite abusive if he had married belle 

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    • Sr. malicium wrote: Gaston is someone wants to love a woman for a while and when he´s bored he will dump her. and when he tries to persuade Belle he tells her that she has to work all day while he will hunt and then relax rest of the day. and he also has something against women reading and thinking and belle is a book+worm. so i guess he will be quite abusive if he had married belle 

      Maybe in the musical, he was the type to dump women upon being bored and go for another, but he really doesn't come across as such in the movie (for goodness sakes, he completely ignores the triplets, or the other girls in the village, and only seems to focus on Belle, and that was DESPITE the triplets actually matching his views on how women should act [and technically being superior to Belle in terms of at least outer beauty, but that's neither here nor there].). In fact, if ANYONE came across as such in the film, it was Lumiere.

      But I'll definitely agree that Belle and Gaston are probably going to have a very bad marriage had they done so, probably as bad as The Lockhorns if not even worse than that (maybe even reach the levels of Jerry Springer or Maury). Though I'm not sure if Gaston will be abusive to Belle, if Belle will be abusive to Gaston, or even both (let's not forget, it was Belle's "taming" of the Beast that pretty much endangered him to potentially being killed when he became so despondent that he wasn't even willing to fight to defend himself, let alone his servants and castle when it was attacked until Belle happened to physically be nearby, and given that Linda Woolverton tried to push the second-wave and possibly third-wave feminist agenda in the film, I won't be surprised if Belle proves to be just as abusive. Heck, in the Disney Comics serial, she actually proved to have even worse anti-male views than Gaston's sexist views, refusing to even ASSOCIATE herself with guys and inferring they're all pigs).

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