She brings dimension to the story. Beauty becomes a person, one I very much enjoy and relate to, though she is living in a very different era. The Beast and the magic enveloping him is tantalizing. Invisible servents. Talking dishware. A rose garden in eternal bloom. Every night the Beast asks Beauty to marry him. Every night she says no. When she finally realizes her love and accepts, the spell is undone.
It left me wanting more, in a good way! My only grip is that it ended entirely too quickly. The spell is broken, everyone appears and that’s that.