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    To what extent and in what ways do The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories, Goblin Market and Rebecca unsettle cultural definitions of gender and/or sexuality? Christina Rossetti, Daphne du Maurier and Angela Carter question and unsettle contemporary ideas of gender and sexuality respectively in Goblin Market, Rebecca and The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories. Each author, writing at different periods in history and therefore different eras in terms of both the women’s rights movement and the…

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    have discussed why you object to violence in the fairy tales we read early in the course. There are some kinds of violence that few of you object to--for instance, the punishment of the wolf in Little Red Riding Hood, or the killing of the violent Bluebeard. Then there are all the robberies that are attempted—like in "The Day it Snowed Tortillas." And no one said much about the violence of the Holocaust in the background of Singer 's stories, that kept the Jews in their places at the bottom of…

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    The structure of the story was taken from the moral story about curiosity titled ‘Bluebeard’ and turned into a tale that masks a deeper feminist view that simply challenges the ideas in the original tale that can be seen as misogynistic. In Bluebeard, the female protagonist accepts her fate of getting beheaded by the Bluebeard and the two sisters proceed to wait for their brothers to arrive in order to get saved, rather than save themselves. This, like…

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    conditioner. The best beard conditioner will help so that the beard will be maintained in good shape. So, what are among the best beard conditioners out there if you’re want to be impressed? They are the following. Intensive Beard Repair Cream by Bluebeards Bluebeards-Original-Wonder-Beard-Intensive-RepairThis is made not only to restore but also to revitalize beards that are damaged. This is not an instant cure for your beard problem, but by using it, you are actually making your beard soft…

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    who then murdered his wife one after another. This comes it his current’s wife attempt upon suffering the same fate. The male that acts as an anti-hero predominantly fulfills the role. In Jane Eyre, Mr. Rochester indirectly fulfilled the role as a bluebeard character. He concealed his deranged and demented wife, Bertha Mason within Thornfield Hall. He did this in order to bury his dreadful secrets of an early marriage. The connection of one’s search of love and independence are very close. Jane…

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    Bloody Chamber Themes

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    Fairy tales and folk myths have a long history of being told to children as bedtime stories for many of generations, and as the tales get told time and time again different variations and versions of these stories have emerged. A prime example of this is Angela Carter’s book “The Bloody Chamber and other stories”. Carter has created multiple new stories from classic fairy tales such as “Beauty and the Beast” and “Snow White” allowing her to inject her own modern twist and interest in gender…

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    inexperience and immaturity, one of them being when the narrator claims Maxim only married her because she was “dull and quiet and inexperienced” . Her immaturity and lack of experience may be influenced by Maxim. Wisker compares Maxim to Bluebeard and claims that like Bluebeard “Max needs to hide his horrid secrets from his new wife much as he wishes her to remain childlike” . Rebecca is compared to Blackbeard’s folk tale; whose wife goes down to the forbidden chamber and “finds the corpses of…

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    Seamus Heaney’s Blackberry-Picking describes the speaker’s pastoral memories of blackberry-picking, a yearly ritual beginning in the late August. Using a slew of rhetorical devices such as allusion and imagery, Heaney captures the innocence of the speaker’s past self, and innovatively mirror the process of growing up through the duality of two voices throughout the poem. A song of innocence and experience, Heaney presents a third-person perspective on the blossoming of blackberries, before…

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    blackberry picking in language that is associated with violence and murder “our hands were peppered with thorn pricks, our palms as sticky as Bluebeard”. There is also a reference to Jesus taking humanity’s sins, relating to the idea of guilt. Heaney is drawing parallels between grabbing an unnecessary amount of blackberries and the killing of people like Bluebeard. The idea that we do not learn from our mistakes is shown by Heaney. He and his friends continue to pick and overly excessive amount…

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    Robber Bridegroom History

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    identified by Aarne-Thompson-Uther’s (ATU) classification system in tale type A955. Here, the ATU system is used for ease in locating similar tales, rather than a rigid adherence to ATU’s criteria, and is supplemented by Maria Tartar’s grouping of “Bluebeard,” “Fitcher’s Bird,” and “The Robber Bridegroom” variations in The Classic Fairy Tales. ATU has located two prominent variants of the tale: the aforementioned “The Robber Bridegroom” by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in the Grimms’ Fairy Tales and…

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