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  • The Bloody Chamber Quotes
  • The Lady in the House of Love
    • The Vampire
  • The Bloody Chamber
    • Growing Up
      • destination - 'the unguessable country of marriage'
      • 'the train that bore me through the night, away from Paris, away from girlhood'
    • Settings
      • 'that magic place, the fairy castle whose walls were made by foam'
      • 'the faery solitude of the place'
      • 'cut off by the sea from the land'
  • The Erl King
    • Personification
      • 'nicotine-stained'
      • 'anorexic look'
      • 'a sickroom hush'
    • Entrapment
      • 'labyrinth'
      • 'everything in the wood is exactly what it seems'
      • 'like taffeta skirts of women who have lost themselves in the woods'
      • 'there is no way through the wood anymore ... once you are inside it, you must stay until it lets you out again'
  • The Snow Child
    • The Countess
      • 'glittering'
      • 'shining'
      • dressed in 'pelts of black foxes' - sly and cunning sexuality
    • The Girl
      • 'as red as blood'
      • 'as white as snow'
      • 'as black as a ravens feather'
      • 'she was the child of his desire and the Countess hated her'
    • Immoral themes
      • necrophilia - 'thrust his virile member into the dead girl'
      • paedophilia - 'child of his desires'
    • Ending
      • 'it bites'
  • Her Victims
    • The Lady in the House of Love
      • The Vampire
  • 'army of shadows'
    • Her Victims
    • 'everything abot this beautiful and ghastly lady is as it should be... except her horrible reluctance for the role'
      • 'queen of night, queen of terror'
        • 'and could love me from the shadows? can a bird sing only the song it knows?'
          • The Young Man
          • The Young Man
            • 'this lack of imagination gives his heroism to the hero' - can't imagine himself failing
              • Sensuous writing
                • The Erl King
                  • Personification
                    • 'nicotine-stained'
                    • 'anorexic look'
                    • 'a sickroom hush'
                  • Entrapment
                    • 'labyrinth'
                    • 'everything in the wood is exactly what it seems'
                    • 'like taffeta skirts of women who have lost themselves in the woods'
                    • 'there is no way through the wood anymore ... once you are inside it, you must stay until it lets you out again'
                • 'the russet slime of dead bracken'
                • 'lancinating cold'
              • Animal references
                • 'Erl King traps them. Unable to fly free.'
              • Eye imagery
              • Supernatural
                • 'does not touch the brambles, he says the Devil spits on them at Michaelmass.'
              • 'and now I know the birds don't sing, they only cry because they can't find their way out of the wood... and now must live in cages'
              • wedding ring - 'pang of loss' for her youth and freedom
                • Growing Up
                  • destination - 'the unguessable country of marriage'
                  • 'the train that bore me through the night, away from Paris, away from girlhood'
              • The Marquis
                • The Bloody Chamber
                  • Settings
                    • 'that magic place, the fairy castle whose walls were made by foam'
                    • 'the faery solitude of the place'
                    • 'cut off by the sea from the land'
                • wealthy - 'gold' - 'gigantic box'
                • 'rasp of a beard'
                • 'opulent male scent'
                • 'streaks of pure silver in his dark mane'
                • 'I longed for him. And he disgusted me.'
              • 'put a single, irreproachable bullet through my husbands head'
                • Empowerment
                  • 'can't it wait till morning, my darling?'
                  • 'Have the nasty pictures scared baby?' - mocking tone

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