THE SNOW CHILD QUOTES

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  • Created on: 18-01-16 18:20

SETTING

  • 'MIDWINTER' - Symbolic of the Countess
  • 'IMMACULATE' - Symbolic of the Girl
  • 'INVISIBLE' - Symbolic of the Count - his actions won't be punished or seen as wrong
  • 'THE WHOLE WORLD WAS WHITE' - Isolated - Social norms can be broken - Green World
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PRESENTATION OF THE COUNT

  • 'THE COUNT AND HIS WIFE' - Title and word arrangement give him power
  • 'THRUST HIS VIRILE MEMBER INTO THE DEAD GIRL' - Presented as other, transgressive and a gothic monster. 
  • 'I WISH I HAD A GIRL AS WHITE AS SNOW' - Superficial - only interested in the way she looks as his only interest is to have sex with her
  • 'HE WAS SOON FINISHED' - Emasculated
  • 'WEEPING' - Challenge to have sex with the girl has been taken away from him
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PRESENTATION OF THE COUNTESS

  • 'HOW SHALL I BE RID OF HER?' - Jealous - wants to abandon girl
  • 'WRAPPED IN THE GLITTERING PELTS OF BLACK FOXES' - Predatory
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PRESENTATION OF THE GIRL

  • 'I WISH I HAD A GIRL AS WHITE AS SNOW' - Sexual object - Objectified by Count's desire - only told about her appearance, no personality etc
  • 'THEN SHE MELTED' - Dies but doesn't dissapear until The Count has had sex with her
  • POWERLESS - SHOWN THROUGH ABSENT VOICE
  • 'AS SOON AS HE COMPLETED HER DESCRIPTION, THERE SHE STOOD' - Abhuman and other - not biologically conceived
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