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Last few lines of 'Me'...just want some interpretation help! 
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Fresh Face
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Post Last few lines of 'Me'...just want some interpretation help!
I'm in my school production of Beauty and the Beast (playing Belle, not Gaston, haha, but I'm just curious about it) and since I've been listening to the recording, I'm a little confused about the last few lines.

Gaston:
"Belle when you marry...
So belle, what'll it be? It yes, or is it OH, yes?"

Belle:
"I...I just don't deserve you."

Gaston:
"Who does?
MEEE!"


Is Gaston saying that the only person who deserves him is himself?? Or is he just finishing the 'Belle, won't you marry...'?
Just curious...it doesn't make that much sense to me.
Thanks!


Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:32 pm
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Post Re: Last few lines of 'Me'...just want some interpretation h
I was Belle in a production of Beauty and the Beast and I always took it as being him finishing his first thing.


Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:04 pm
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Post Lyrics in "Me"
It is ambivalent: both meanings are possible. The first meaning, as said, is that the line is simply a continuation of the question stopped rather awkwardly for the little spoken interlude. However, that interpretation is easier to work out looking at the lyrics on a page then upon hearing the lyric in performance. The second meaning - that Gaston thinks that he is truly the only person who deserves him - works because it shows Gaston's arrogance. He really does believe that he is superior to everybody else and that allowing anybody to marry him would be the greatest honour she could earn in he whole life and that is what comes across more strongly in a performance of the song.

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