The Bloody Chamber - The Erl King - Key Quotes

These are the quotes that I have selected from the texts - maybe I got a bit carried away since there are quite a few - but they all seem pretty important. This is with a Gothic context in mind.

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The Erl-King - Quotes
`The lucidity, the clarity'
`Perfect transparency must be impenetrable'
`vertical bars of a brass-coloured distillation of light'
`grey clouds that bulge with more rain... nicotine stained fingers'
`leaves glittered'
`a cold day of late October'
`rains'
`cold oozed'
`lancinating cold of the approach of winter that…

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`His eyes are quite green, as if from too much looking at the wood.'
`There are some eyes that can eat you'
`What does he eat? Why, the bounty of the woodland!'
`spring up... in lightless places and thrive on dead things'
`unsustained by nature, existing in a void.'
`he…

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`But in his innocence he never knew he might be the death of me'
`Erl-King would do me grievous harm.'
`all the strings are broken so you cannot play it.'
`lullabies for foolish virgins...the birds don't sing, they only cry because they can't find their
way out of the woods'…

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