The Tale of Desperaux

Hello yellow everyone! It’s already the fourth week on December, and it’s means holiday. Holiday means doing all my favourite things, yeaahh! One of my favourite activities is watching a movie. The film that twitch me is The Tale of Desperaux, a heavenly fantasy movie. But like no other fairy tale, the story is more complicated, full of life lesson quotes, and beautiful arrangement of words. When i tried to find out more about the movie, i found the fact that The Tale of Desperaux is based on the book by Kate DiCamillo. yes, now i’m dying to read the book.

I’d really love to write the reviewed about the book or the film, but i’m not such a good writer, i guess. haha.. It’s been recorded in my mind, the scenes, the narator, the character. But i’m afraid those won’t flow into a beatiful word. Maybe i can tell you only a little synopsis about the stroy.

Despereaux, a mouse banished to the dungeon by his family and other mice, falls in love with Princess Pea, who is grieving over the death of her mother, who died of shock upon seeing Chiaroscuro the rat in her soup. Chiaroscuro is bent on a mission of revenge directed toward the princess and the jailer (Gregory), and he uses Mig, a cauliflower-eared servant to enact his revenge.

The first thing what i loved about the tale, is the narator. I loved how the narrator of the story addresses the reader. How the meaningful quote brought without feeling heavy at all. It’s such a light word, but to understand it, you have to hear it again and again. You have to watch the movie, not only with your eyes and ears, but with your heart.

The other thing that i loved is the lesson from the movie. It’s can changes your perspective about life. The meaning of life, a broken hearted-man, how to treat people, the conflict in the dark side. It’s teach me that no such things like darkside and lightside. Because the evil is a “human” too, have a heart and hope. I loved the character too, even the main perspective is coming from the mice or mouse, but it’s so humanity.

I recomended you a five stars for The Tale of Desperaux! for both movie and fim.  hoho..

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Here it is, i give you some of my favourite quote, enjoy!

“Reader, you must know that an interesting fate (sometimes involving rats, sometimes not) awaits almost everyone, mouse or man, who does not conform.”

“But, reader, there is no comfort in the word ‘farewell’, even if you say it in French. ‘Farewell’ is a word that, in any language, is full of sorrow. It is a word that promises absolutely nothing.”

“Reader, do you think that it is a terrible thing to hope when there is really no reason to hope at all? Or is it (as the soldier said about happiness) something that you might just as well do, since, in the end, it really makes no difference to anyone but you?”

“The story is not a pretty one. There is violence in it. And cruelty. But stories that are not pretty have a certain value, too, I suppose. Everything, as you well know (having lived in this world long enough to have figured out a thing or two for yourself), cannot always be sweetness and light.”

“Forgiveness, reader, is, I think, something very much like hope and love, a powerful, wonderful thing.
And a ridiculous thing, too.
Isn’t it ridiculous, after all, to think that a son could forgive his father for beating the drum that sent him to his death? Isn’t it ridiculous to think that a mouse could ever forgive anyone for such perfidy?
But still, here are the words Desperaux Tilling spoke to his father. He said, ‘I forgive you, Pa.’
And he said these words because he sensed that it was the only way to save his own heart, to stop it from breaking in two. Desperaux, reader, spoke those words to save himself.”

“Reader, nothing is sweeter in this sad world than the sound of someone you love calling your name. Nothing.”

“And the smell of soup crashed through his soul like a great wave, bringing with it the memory of light, the chandelier, the music, the laughter, everything, all the things that were not, would never, could never be available to him as a rat.”

“So sometimes it doesn’t take much for your dreams to come true, you just have to be able to see it that way.”

“When your heart breaks it can grow back crooked. It grows back twisted and gnarled and hard.”

“The story said she was a prisoner but that wasn’t totally true because she had hope and whenever you have hope, you’re never really anybody’s prisoner”

“Of course, destiny is a funny thing. We go out to meet it and we don’t always know that we are.”

“The meaning of life is suffering, especially the suffering of others.”