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    Bluebeard Legend

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    Conversely, the Bluebeard legend (as written by Perrault), hides Bluebeard’s true personality until the end. In the legend, Bluebeard gets described as a wealthy, but ugly man due to his blue beard. He has an eye on two daughters, both of whom reject him for his ugly beard and suspicion behind the disappearances of his past wives. To change this perception, “Blue Beard... took them, with their mother and three or four ladies of their acquaintance, with other young people of the neighborhood, to one of his country houses” (Perrault np). In the original story, Bluebeard tries to bribe the daughters in order to find him desirable for marriage. At this point, his behavior does not appear odd and seems quite generous. This attempt works, as “the…

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    Bluebeard Monster

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    "Bluebeard" by Charles Perrault, Bluebeard is portrayed as a real life monster. Although this is not inaccurate, there are two sides to every coin. In the movie adaptation - "Barbe Bleu" - Bluebeard is seen in a different light than in the original Bluebeard story. He is more caring, gentle, and sensitive. Although he is a serial killer, he is not the same kind of monster in the film "Barbe Blue" than he was in story "Bluebeard". From his first introduction up to his last moments alive,…

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    daughter began to think that the beard of the master of the house was not so very blue, and that he was a very civil gentlemen” (Perrault 11). When Blue Beard asks for one of the daughter’s hand in marriage, leaving them to decide which daughter up to them, he makes it seem like his proposal is out of loneliness and innocence. Blue Beard has an ulterior motive, but cannot let the light be shed on the darkness of his request because that will ruin his ultimate plan. These women let his suave…

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    What Is Bluebeard?

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    when examining Bluebeard from a feminist perspective it becomes clear that this fairytale is based on domestic violence and plays off of exaggerated female and male stereotypes. Women in this fairytale are treated as less then men and are portrayed as weaker but also as disobedient liars. In the beginning of the story Bluebeard is introduced as as a rich man while the females/his neighbour is portrayed simply as " A lady of Quality" with two "perfect beauties" as daughters because of course he…

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    many comparisons to old folk tales such as “Bluebeard”…

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    One point that was a big change from the older story, is the fact that the third sister was the one who saves the day with rescuing everyone, unlike the other stories where it was a man that saved the women. Not only is this a win for all feminist, but the story was also authorized by a female author. In the first story of “Bluebeard” the sister calls out “Brothers, my dear brothers! Come help me!”(Grimms) before the king tries to kill her; while in the much later story “A Tuscan Bluebeard” the…

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    The rhyme scheme of the sonnet “Bluebeard” is English with ABAB CDCD EFEF GG, and it divides to three quatrains and one couplet. The sonnet is inspired from the fairy tale with the same title “Bluebeard”. The main character Bluebeard is a wealthy man with his reluctant young wife. When her wife opened the room that Bluebeard forbid her from entering, she saw the dead bodies of his previous wives. When Bluebeard discovered, he attempted to kill his wife. Fortunately, her brothers entered and…

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    It is very clear that, consciously or unconsciously, Brontë’s writings were affected by “Bluebeard”. The coincidence of rescue from family, with indirect help from the heroine herself is unignorable, and in addition to this is the inheritance of riches. [Paragraph?]Both heroines share their sudden fortunes with their family and themselves in a nearly identical manner. In “Bluebeard” “she found herself the owner of his great riches” (“Bluebeard”). And in Brontë’s Victorian version St. John…

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    meddle in others’ affairs. Though, a lesser known end to the proverb is “But satisfaction brought it back.” There is a joyous feeling once someone finds out something he or she wanted, almost needed, to know and this would do well to explain the Bluebeard-Robber Bridegroom (BRB) tales. A beautiful girl is married, or going to be married, to a rich man and has a burning curiosity to see his house, or a room she has been given access to but was told she is not allowed to go in. As anyone would…

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    The Bluebeard Twist The crisp bite of winter air blew down the dim oil lit streets of a little called Berkenshire. As the night rolled on, frozen ice pellets were bouncing off of every thatched roof. The wind whistled eerily through this sleepy town. There was a mounting heaviness hanging in the air. The last of the freshly baked goods had been prepared for the holiday. This years crops failed and a drought was taking effect. A poor man stood looking cold and hungry. He was traveling door to…

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