The Snow Child quotes

The snow child quotes

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Setting and atmosphere

"Midwinter - invinsible, immaculate."

"A bloodstain like the trace of a fox's kill on the snow"

"this hole is filled with blood"

"a raven, perched on a bare bough"

"roses, all in flower"

"the whole world was white"

"the ice of a frozen pond"

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Taboo

"This hole is filled with blood"

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

"Stark naked"

"Weeping, the Count got off his horse, unfastened his breeches and thrust his virile member into the dead girl."

"Watched him narrowly; he was soon finished."

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Fantasy/magic realism

"Then the girl began to melt"

"her boots leapt off the Countess's feet and on to the girl's legs"

"the whole world was white"

"As soon as he completed her description, there she stood."

"Now the Countess had all her clothes on again"

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The Gothic double/ Doppelganger

"White skin, red mouth, black hair"

"black, shining boots with scarlet heels"

They are opposites:

*The girl is fantastical, the Countess is real.

*The girl is young and pure, the Countess is a **********.

*The girl's beauty is physical, the Countess' is material.

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Death

"A bloodstain, like the trace of a fox's kill on the snow"

"The Countess had only one thought: how shall I be rid of her?"

"So the girl picks a rose, pricks her finger on the thorn; bleeds; screams; falls."

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Colour symbolism

"He on a grey mare, she on a black one"

"The whole world was white"

"She wore high, black, shining boots with scarlet heels"

"white skin, red mouth, black hair"

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Jealousy

"The Countess reined in her stamping mare and watched him narrowly."

"The Countess had only one thought: how shall I be rid of her?"

"She was the child of his desire and the Countess hated her."

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Obscure boundaries between predator and prey

"a bloodstain, like the trace of a fox's kill on the snow"

"Weeping, the Count got off his horse, unfastened his breeches and thrust his virile member into the dead girl."

"He was the child of his desire and the Countess hated her."

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