Flashcards in The Lady Of The House Of Love Quotes Deck (16)
"The castle is mostly given over to ghostly occupants"
"Her beauty is a symptom of disorder, of her soulnessness"
Female as a victim?
"She is so beautiful she is unnatural; her beauty is an abnormality"
"But now she is a woman, she must have men."
Passion and lust
Order of society
"Only dress she has, her mothers wedding dress"
Isolated/ detached from society
Marriage and love
"Cards on the table show the Grim Reaper"
Gothic- representative of death
Against religion,out of ordinary
"Fee fie fo fum, i smell the blood of an Englishman"
Intertextuality - Jack and the Bean Stalk
Blood = passion, love, virginity, murder, death, feminity
"Roses bloomed on enormous thickets"
Roses = passion, love, lust, desire, romance
Virginity and innocence
Thicket like da bush
"Gothic eternity of the vampires"
Vampires = blood = death, love, sex, virginity, innocence
"A single kiss woke up the Sleeping Beauty in the Wood."
Sex = love, passion, sex, rape, death
Wood = isolation, danger, bush, human body, man trap womb-man
"Dealt herself a hand of love and death."
Prediction of future
Love and death - simple gothic features, pure and simple gothic
"Suivez-moi, Je vous attendais, Vous serez ma proie."
= Follow me, I await you, you will be my prey
Prey - animalistic predator, hunting
French language - mystery, unknown meaning, gothic fright, passionate, language of love - 'House of Love'
Femme fetale - seduction, control, power
"How can she bear the pain of becoming human?"
Supernatural - vampite + human
Female role in society - painful, elderly woman, reality of respect
"In death she looked far older, less beautiful, and so for the first time, fully human."
Perception of beauty in society
Elderly citizens - reflection, respectm pressure, acceptance, power, love
"I leave you as a souvenir the dark, fanged rose"
Rose - love, passion, blah-de-blah
Fanged - virginity lost, love painful,
"I plucked from between my thighs, like a flower laid on a grave. On a grave."
Virginity - loss of innocence, sexuality, de-flower rose