"walked like a man, and was dressed like one"
Beauty and the Beast
Public DomainBeauty and the Beast - Credit: H.J. Ford

Descriptions of the Beast vary. In some tales, he is imagined as a lion or bear-like creature; however, some of the early, French versions describe the Beast as a tusked creature with a trunk. Often the Beast's features are associated with several different animals, resulting in a combination of animal parts not unlike that of a griffin. In most tales, Beauty is struck by the Beast's ability to walk and talk like a man, as well as his human mode of dress.