The Bloody Chamber

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The Bloody Chamber

”I'm sure I want to marry him" - "The next day we were married" - "I thought I must truly love him"

"I was seventeen and I knew nothing of the world" -"a potentiality for corruption that took my breath away" - "I swear to you I had never been vain until I met him" - " my innocence that captivated him" - "unknowingness"

"A choker of rubies" - "precious slit throat"

Lilies "that are white. And stain you." - "Funereal lilies"

"Have the nasty pictures scared Baby?" - "My little nun has found the prayer books, has she?"

"striking resemblence between the act of love and the ministrations of a torturer."

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The Bloody Chamber

"I only did what he knew I would" - "like Eve" - "the eye of God - his eye - was upon me"

"saw his dolls break free of their strings"

“Absolute darkness" - "lovers whose embraces were annihilation"

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The Courtship of Mr Lyon

"miss Lamb, spotless" - "doing a little embroidery"

"Beauty, his girl-child, his pet" - "smiled, because her father wanted her to do so"

"Do not think she had no will of her own"

"leonine apparition" - "for the lion is a lion and a man is a man" - "loneliness of the beast" - "he was so different from herself" - "the rough lappig of his tongue"

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The Tiger's Bride

"My father lost me to the Beast at cards"

"I felt like I was at liberity for the first time in my life" - "men denied me rationality just as they had denied it to all those who were not exactly as themselves"

"he is a carnival figure" - "nothing about him reminded me of humanity" - "heraldic beast"- "delicate creature" - "gentlest creature" - "tongue abrasive as sandpaper"

"the lamb must learn to run with the tigers" - "i felt my breast ripped apart as if I had suffered a marvellous wound"

"send her back to perform the part of my father's daughter" - "marvellous machine" - "clockwork twin of mine"

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"Do you see these fine, high, shining leather boots of mine?"

"my habitual smile" - "we have our smiles, as it were, painted on"

"all cats have a policitician's air" - "I gave her the customary tribute of a few firm thrusts of my striped loins”

master is "lecherous as liquorice" - "moonstruck zany, lovelorn loon" - "I'm burning with the fever of love"

"a princess in a tower" - "she's the divinity he's come to worship" - “convince her her orifice will be your salvation and she's yours.”

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The Erl King

"vertical bars of a brass-coloured distillation of light” - "i have seen the cage that you are weaving for me"

 "haunting sense of the imminent cessation of being” death - "the tender butcher"

"the wood swallows you up” - "subtle labyrinth" - “he came alive from the desire of the woods.”

"the bird-haunted solitude of the Erl-King" - “His eyes are quite green…There are some eyes can eat you." - “Eyes green as apples. Green as dead sea fruit.”

"my girlish and delicious loneliness"  - "afraid of falling down" love scares her - “His embraces were his enticements”

"she will be trapped in her own illusion" - “His touch both consoles and devastates me"

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The Snow Child

“Midwinter-invincible, immaculate”- !the whole world was white"

"girl as white as snow" - "black as that raven's feather" - "red as blood"

"she was the child of his desire and the Countess hated her"

"pricks her finger on thethorn; bleeds; screams; falls."

Count "thrust his virile member into the dead girl."

"it bites"

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The Lady of the House of Love

“now you are at the place of annihilation” - "the dark entrails of the mansion" - "vile and murderous room"

"a girl with the fragility of a moth" - "both death and the maiden" - "She rises when the sun sets"

"last bud of the poison tree" - "she would like to be human"

"she knows of only one kind of consummation" sexually innocent "whore's mouth"

“she is herself a cave full of echoes" -  "system of repetitions" - "closed circuit.” - "Ingenious piece of clockwork" - "invention of darkness"

 “her beauty is an abnormality, a deformity" - "symptom of her disorder, of her soullessness”

guy- "special quality of virginity" - "power in potentia" -"boy in a fairy tale"

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The Werewolf

“Cold; tempest; wild beasts in the forest” - "scabby coat of sheepckin"

"harsh, brief, poor lives"

 “The good child does as her mother bids”

 “The child wiped the blade of her knife clean on her apron”

“Now the child lived in her grandmother's house; she prospered.”

"the Devil is as real as you or I”

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The Company of Wolves

 “the forest close upon her like a pair of jaws”

“carnivore incarnate” - "savage marriage ceremony"

“once he's had a taste of flesh then nothing else will do.” - "the wolves grow lean and famished"

"irremediable appetites"- "comdemn him to his wolfishness"

"her cheeks are an emblematic scarlet and white” - "sealed vessel" - "unbroken egg" - "she knew she was nobody's meat"

"he has a wolf's heart"

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Wolf Alice

"she would have called herslef a wolf" - "her pace is not our pace" - "imperfect wolf"

"nothing about her is human except that she is not a wolf

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