The Little Mermaid (Ariel)
Short tale: The Little Mermaid (Ariel)
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In the depths of the sea, there lived a little mermaid named Ariel.
She was fascinated by exploring her underwater world with her friend Flounder, but she dreamed of living on the surface.
Ariel was always on the lookout for human treasures.
When Ariel and Flounder found a strange, spiky object, they swam to the surface to see their friend Scuttle.
“It’s a junk!” said Scuttle.
Ariel’s Dad was Triton, the King of the Sea. He believed that humans were not to be trusted.
When Triton found out that Ariel had come to the surface, he forbade her to do it again.
And to make sure she obeyed him, he assigned Sebastian as her chaperone.
But Ariel continued to surface. One night, a terrible storm raged at sea.
Ariel and Flounder saw a Prince fall from a ship. “I must rescue him!” Ariel shouted.
Ariel took Prince Eric to shore and sang him a song. But she returned to the sea before he woke up.
Prince Eric only got to see Ariel for a second, but he knew he would never forget that beautiful voice.
Eager to see Prince Eric one more time, Ariel agreed to give her voice to the sea witch – Ursula.
For evil purposes, Ursula created a spell and turned Ariel human.
But if Prince Eric did not kiss Ariel before sunset, on the third day, she would become a mermaid again.
Or worse, the sea would belong to Ursula!
Captivated by her beauty, Prince Eric showed Ariel his kingdom.
Ariel was fascinated to be with the Prince – out of the sea. But time passed, and they had not kissed.
To prevent Prince Eric from falling in love with Ariel, Ursula transformed herself into a beautiful young woman named Vanessa.
She wanted to make Prince Eric fall in love with her, instead of Ariel.
As Vanessa, Ursula used Ariel’s voice to cast a spell on Prince Eric. She made him believe he was in love.
So in love that he was even going to marry Vanessa! Ariel lost his true love.
Just before sunset on the third day, Scuttle discovered that Vanessa was actually Ursula, and rushed to tell Ariel.
While Sebastian went to find King Triton; Ariel and Flounder went to Prince Eric’s ship.
With the help of her friends, Ariel managed to stop the wedding and regained her voice.
When the spell was broken, Prince Eric realized that Ariel was his true love. But it was too late…
It was already dark before they could kiss. Ariel became a mermaid again, and came under Ursula’s control.
To rescue his daughter, King Triton gave all his powers to Ursula and became her prisoner. “Now the whole ocean is all mine!” cried Ursula.
As Ursula grew to show her power, Prince Eric jumped into an old ship.
He rammed the splintered bowsprit through Ursula’s heart. With a single scream, the sea witch disappeared into the waves.
Without Ursula, King Triton regained his powers. He noticed Ariel’s love for Prince Eric and granted her greatest wish: to be human!
Ariel and Prince Eric got married. And they lived happily in a castle by the sea.
Reflection on the story: The Little Mermaid is a story about the search for happiness and the struggle against obstacles to achieve it. Ariel represents the desire to explore and discover new things, as well as the passion to follow her dreams, even if it means confronting prejudice and established norms.
However, the story also shows the dangers of making deals with evil forces, such as Ursula. The sea witch manipulates Ariel to achieve her own interests, and although Ariel regains her voice and her freedom, Ursula represents the darkness and evil that can lurk in our path.
On the other hand, the story also highlights the importance of true love and perseverance. Ariel is willing to sacrifice her voice to become human and be with Prince Eric, and Eric is willing to fight Ursula to save Ariel and win her love.
Frequently asked questions about the story The Little Mermaid
¿Who is the villain in The Little Mermaid?
Ursula, a sea witch who seeks to gain control of the ocean.
¿Why does Ariel want to be human?
Ariel wants to be human so she can live on the surface and be with Prince Eric, for whom she falls in love.
¿What price does Ariel have to pay for becoming human?
Ariel has to give up her voice and if Prince Eric doesn’t kiss her before the third day, she will go back to being a mermaid and come under Ursula’s control.
¿How did Ariel regain her voice and her mermaid form?
Ariel regained her voice and her mermaid form thanks to the help of her friends and the love of Prince Eric. Prince Eric recognized her as the person who saved her life and kissed her just before time ran out, breaking Ursula’s spell.
¿How does Ursula end up in the tale of The Little Mermaid?
Prince Eric kills her with a splintered bowsprit that fits into her heart, causing her to disappear into the waves.
¿What are the consequences of Ursula's death?
King Triton regains his powers and Ariel gets her wish to become human.
¿What role do Ariel's friends play in the story?
Ariel’s friends, such as Flounder, Scuttle and Sebastian, help her in her adventure and rescue her from Ursula’s clutches.
¿What lessons can be learned from The Little Mermaid?
The Little Mermaid teaches us about the value of perseverance and the importance of being true to oneself.
¿What is the most famous song from The Little Mermaid?
“Under the Sea” is one of the most famous songs from The Little Mermaid.
¿What is the moral of the story of The Little Mermaid?
The moral of The Little Mermaid is that we must be true to ourselves and our desires, but we must also be aware of the consequences of our actions and decisions.
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