OUAT Themes and Meanings – 10. Anyone Can Change Their Life

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Emma gives Cinderella an inspiring speech in “The Price of Gold” about taking your life into your own hands, and showing the world what you are capable of. In “The Outsider”, Belle sought adventure and a new life and decided to make it happen. We each have the power to create our own destiny and change our life, and if we don’t like where our life is headed, it’s up to us to put ourselves on a new road.

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OUAT Themes and Meanings – 9. Everyone has their own story

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We may think we know everything about someone, but everyone has their own tale – a life full of joy, pain, and tragedy. We learned that there is so much to more to Regina than being the Evil Queen, and that Rumple was an ordinary man before he became the Dark One. Even Emma had the idea that her mother had always lived the perfect life of a princess. Just as our beloved characters, everyone has their own complex and complicated story, and in life it’s always important to remember that.

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OUAT Themes and Meanings – 8. Redemption

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The theme of redemption has become a very important one in OUAT, particularly since the start of season 2. We’ve seen our villains (Regina, Rumple, Hook) go to great lengths to change for the better, make great sacrifices, and be the person they truly want to be. Despite someone’s wrongdoings, we must always give someone a chance to change. And it’s also up to others to believe in them, and to help them along. Regina’s search for redemption was inspired by her love for Henry, and Rumple’s was inspired by his love for Baelfire and Belle. It is the love and support of others that makes all the difference.

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Once Upon a Time Beginner’s Guide

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Written by Brad Pogras

If you are starting to binge watch Once Upon a Time late in the game, you still can win. We are here for you with our beginner’s guide. Enjoy!

NOTE: ALL major spoilers have been removed, so you can read this an still have many surprises as you enter the world of Once Upon a Time. Welcome to a whole new world.

Once Upon A Time is a show on ABC that premiered on October 23, 2011. Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, who are best known for their work on the popular ABC drama series Lost, created it. Once Upon A Time is a fantasy/drama about beloved fairytale characters that have been cursed by the Evil Queen and sent to our world with no recollection of who they once were. A “cursed” memory hides their true identity.

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MAIN CAST:

The Evil Queen/Regina Mills- Lana Parrilla

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Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard – Ginnifer Goodwin

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Prince Charming/David Nolan – Josh Dallas

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Emma Swan – Jennifer Morrison

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Henry Mills – Jared S. Gilmore

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Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold – Robert Carlyle

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Jiminy Cricket/Dr. Archie Hopper – Raphael Sbarge

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Sheriff Graham – Jamie Dornan

Grumpy/Leroy – Lee Arenberg

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Ruby – Meghan Ory

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Belle – Emilie de Ravin

Widow Lucas/Granny – Beverley Elliott

Blue Fairy/Mother Superior – Keegan Connor Tracy

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Dr. Whale – David Anders

Geppetto/Marco – Tony Amendola

Sydney Glass – Giancarlo Esposito

SUMMARY

Henry Mills, who was given up for adoption 10 years ago, successfully finds his birth mother Emma Swan and makes her take him back to Storybrooke, Maine where he lives. He tries to convince her that everyone living in the town is a storybook character that has forgotten who they really are. Henry suspects that his adoptive mother, Regina Mills, is actually the Evil Queen and that her parents are Prince Charming and Snow White . He believes Emma is the savior who is going to break the curse and bring back the happy endings. The story is broken up into two main locations, The Enchanted Forest and Storybrooke.

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OUAT Themes and Meanings – 7. First Impressions Aren’t Everything

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OUAT has taught us to never judge a book by its cover. A prime example being Belle and Rumplestiltskin. When Belle first went to live with Rumple, she thought of him as nothing but a beast. But she soon learned that there was so much more to him, and as she tells him in “Lacey”, he was not that man she thought he was. We must always try our best to not judge someone too quickly, and it’s always important to get to know them before you make your decision about who they are.

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