Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast Questions and Answers
by Robin McKinley

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what do the minor character of the beauty and the beast served? is it character type or individual? explain about the characters of beauty and the beast.

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The minor characters of any work serve to move the plot along, but they can also serve other purposes as well. The sisters, Hope and Grace, are individualized beyond the symbolic nature of their names. Grace shows integrity while waiting for Robbie to return home. The father is kindly and honest. Together, the girls and their father represent a close-knit, generous family who stick together when times are rough. Even Ger, the blacksmith who marries Hope, is shown as industrious and caring, willing to help the poor family.

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