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1
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“Ceaselessly thrusting the train”

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  • TBC
  • immediate sexual imagery
2
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“Extraordinarily precious slit throat”

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  • TBC
  • french revolution guillotines
  • violence and foreshadowing
3
Q

“I sensed in myself a potentially for corruption”

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  • TBC
  • subverts usual innocent and pure vs hyper sexual women trope
  • loss of naivety
4
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“his dark, soft, rumbling growl”

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  • TCOML
  • foreshadowing turning back into a human
  • animalism + atavism
5
Q

“I could not go hunting, I found i had not the stomach to kill the gentle beasts”

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  • TCOML
  • changed due to Beauty’s influence - becoming more human-like
  • Beast dependant on her company
6
Q

“It seemed December still possessed his garden”

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  • TCOML
  • pathetic fallacy = snow a metaphor for loneliness and isolation
  • reflection of Beasts feelings
  • white snow symbolising death
7
Q

“She smiled a little too often, these days”

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  • TCOML
  • self-awareness leads to obsession
  • Beauty becomes corrupted due to the wealth
  • transformation from naivety
8
Q

“I prick my finger so he gets his rose all smeared with blood”

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  • TTB
  • white = purity and red = lust
  • Beauty is tainted as her father gave her away
  • losing her virginity
9
Q

“How pleased I was to see I struck the Beast to the heart”

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  • TTB
  • female empowerment
  • “struck” like its physical harm
  • role reversal
10
Q

“A lamb must learn to run with the tigers”

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  • TTB
  • suggesting women must adapt to mens ideals
11
Q

“My rose had lost all its petals”

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  • TTB
  • refers to losing virginity and nature
  • sexuality is the only power women have over men
12
Q

“its easy to lose yourself in these woods”

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  • TEK
  • loss of identity
  • protag has no name and direction
  • shifts in perspective
13
Q

“Vertical bars of brass coloured distillation”

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  • TEK
  • imagery like a cage - entrapment and confinement
  • nature
14
Q

“Erl-king will do you grievous harm”

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  • TEK
  • despite being desirable, he will lead only to harm
15
Q

“Pelts of black foxes”

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  • SC
  • anthropomorphic image of sly and cunning sexuality
16
Q

“Red as blood”

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  • SC
  • count as cold and bloodied killer
  • desire for a girl
17
Q

“Snow” “Blood” “Raven”

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  • SC
  • simile signifies counts wishes and desires
  • coldness, blood and death
  • raven = gothic symbolism
18
Q

“So the girl picks up a rose; pricks her finger on the thorn… falls”

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  • SC
  • references to snow white
  • harmless gesture conceals murderous intent
  • detached phrasing - countless unphased
19
Q

“The countess reined in her stamping mare and watched narrowly; he was soon finished”

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  • SC
  • countess as a spectator
  • men would rather indulge dead fantasies than accept women for who they really are
20
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“This hole is filled with blood”

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  • SC
  • links to bloody chamber, womb, menstruation
  • disturbs purity of the snow