MALEFICENT – Mistress of All Evil ? or Betrayed Woman?

Maleficent is the main villain of Walt Disney’s 1959 film Sleeping Beauty. She is characterized as the “Mistress of All Evil“. The 2014 live action remake film presents Maleficent as a good-hearted but tragic fairy. She protects the Moors from the neighboring human kingdom. The Moors is a realm of supernatural beings. Maleficent befriends and falls in love with a young peasant boy named Stefan.

As an adult, Maleficent is betrayed by Stefan. When she learns that Stefan is now king and has had a newborn daughter named Aurora, Maleficent places a curse on the girl to sleep forever unless she receives the kiss of true love. However, Maleficent cares for and saves the child from afar in order to ensure that her curse is completed, only to eventually develop a maternal affection for her.

That love proves essential for a repentant Maleficent to undo her own curse when she kisses Aurora on the forehead.