The Bloody Chamber - Key Quotes

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The Snow Child - Key Quotes

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

  • Suggests the child is a fantasy realised.
  • Creates ambiguity: does desire refer to her creation at the Count's wish? Or does it suggest his sexual desire? The Countess's reaction suggests the latter.
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The Snow Child - Key Quotes

"The count picked up the rose, bowed and handed it to his wife"

  • Suggest an empty gesture, attempting forgiveness and reconciliation.
  • Could also suggest the Count intends the Countess to die as the child did.
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