2 Works by LectorEl in Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Fandoms: Sleeping Beauty (1959), Disney Princesses
05 Aug 2018
"In medieval culture, an event like a royal christening is not a private party; it’s the public social event of the year. To not invite any person of rank to such an event is a deadly insult. ...The only way the King and Queen could possibly have gotten away with not inviting Maleficent was to not invite any of the fairies at all; inviting the other fairies and excluding her is explicitly taking sides in the conflict between the fairy factions.
Which means they made themselves her sworn enemies, and she responded by treating them as such from then on. If you actually get into analyzing the social dynamics of the scene, it’s very clear that Maleficent was willing to show mercy at first by giving the King and Queen a chance to apologize for their disrespect to her. She doesn’t curse Aurora until after she gives them that chance."
Or in avoiding insulting one fairy, the monarchs provoke another, and the solution to that curse is very, very different from a magical coma. Aurora grows up with her tutor Maleficent.
- Part 1 of Magic and Politics
drabbles and fic-bits set in the world of the Politics Mistake.
- Part 2 of Magic and Politics