Genre Bleeding In William Goldman's The Princess Bride

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Each time I read the question this week for literature, I read “genre bleeding”. I asked myself, “Why does Mrs. Geno want me to write about genre bleeding?” I knew I had to fulfill her wishes, so I just began to research. When I searched for genre bleeding a lot of music popped up. Following this, I felt so confused and wondered how Goldman incorporated this within his novel, The Princess Bride. Every time I read the question, I still read genre bleeding. So, I contacted three of my classmates and wondered what they had found. Three minutes after sending the email, I went back and read the question again. I finally noticed it said “genre blending”. After all the confusion, I knew how to answer the question and loved the technique. Genre …show more content…
In today’s society, however, genre blending novels strive. Hunger Games, The Road, Ender’s Games, and Doctor Who consist of several genres. Today these books rank high for teens. William Goldman did a fantastic job using several genres in The Princess Bride. Today, the book ranks really high for top well written books. Most likely William Goldman used genre bleeding to the keep the story compelling. Goodreads places The Princess Bride under many genres. Action and adventure movie, kids and family movie, and romance are just a few. In this first chapter, Goldman basically sums up the genre. It says, “ Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True love. Hate. Revenge. Giants. Hunters. Bad men. Good men. Beautifulest ladies. Snakes. Spiders. Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passion. Miracles”. From this single quote, readers know the book will contain action, adventure, fantasy, and romance. Goldman did a wonderful job using several genres within one novel, and he did a wonderful job keeping the reader entertained. I admire how he fulfilled this writing technique in The Princess

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