Question: The timing of the Beast's curse has always confused me. The movie states he has until the rose wilts completely to break the spell, and that said rose will bloom until his twenty first year. So was the Beast's deadline his 21st birthday or would the rose begin to wilt on his 21st birthday and he would then have only a little under a year (judging from how much time appears to pass in the film) till all the petals fell off?
Question: At the beginning of the film, Belle shows her new book to the sheep at the fountain, and you can see the writing is all in French (because the film is set in France). That being the case, why is it in the extended version of the film, when Belle is teaching the Beast to read, they're reading Romeo and Juliet in English?
Question: When the objects attack the villagers, and the villagers all run away in fear, wouldn't they wonder afterwards what happened to Gaston, since if he 'did' kill the Beast, why did he never come back? Also wouldn't they be surprised to see Belle and Maurice riding towards the castle considering the last time they saw the two of them, they were locked in their cellar?
Question: When the Beast lets Belle go and she goes back home with her sick father, and "proves" to the village that there really is a Beast via the magic mirror, and Gaston and his posse invade the Beast's castle - How did the anthropomorphic objects and the Beast know that Belle didn't *send* Gaston to kill the Beast? I mean, we know Belle hates Gaston, but the objects and Beast don't know that. For all they know, Belle could have said to Gaston, "There's this beast, and he was keeping me in his castle, and he thinks I like him but I've been faking it."
Question: Several people have mentioned that the film makes a point of showing how Belle is the only literate person in her village. If that's the case then how does the village bookseller manage to stay in business? He couldn't possibly afford his shop and the collection of books he has if Belle is his only customer.