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Gothic quote bloody chamber
"absolute darkness. And about me the instruments of mutilation"
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gothic quote Erl King
"the woods enclose" "a subtle labyrinth and nobody comes"
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gothic quote Lady of the house
"the place of annihilation (repeated)" "necrophiliac pleasure"
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gothic quote snow child
"he thrust his virile member into the dead girl"
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gothic quote the werewolf
"the devil holds picnics in the graveyard and invites witches...anyone will tell you that"
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Gothic quote comp. of wolves
"congregation of nightmare" "grave eyed children" "forests ghosts and hobgoblins"
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gothic quote wolf alice
"he ceased to cast a shadow in the mirror" "his cannibal rituals"
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love and torture quote bloody chamb.
"unique pleasure of love is the certainty one is doing evil" "striking resemblance between the act of love and the ministrations of a torturer"
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love and torture quote erl king
"tender butcher" "I lie at the mercy of his huge hands"
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love and torture quote Lady of the house
"the bride groom bleeds on my inverted marriage bed"
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male dominance bloody chamb.
"join his gallery of beautiful women" "the king watching the revolt of his pawns"
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male dominance court of mr lyon
her name: "beauty"
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male dominance tig b.
"my father lost me to the beast at cards" "the lamb must learn to run with the tigers"
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male dominence puss in boots
"I shall steal her away"
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Male dominance erl king
"i shall become so small that you can keep me in one of your cages and mock my loss of liberty"
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Male dominance Lady of house
"he is a hero" "I dreamed [he] would one day free me"
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male dominance werewolf
"your fathers hunting knife" (later on "her knife" then fathers again)
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male dominance comp of wolves
"when he was finished with her"
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animal imagery bloody chamber
"dark mane ... leonine ... opulent male scent" "her white mane"
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animal imagery court of mr lyon
"I am the beast!" "leonine apparition"
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animal imagery tig. bride
"nothing human lives here"
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animal imagery the erl king
"skin the rabbit' he says, and off come my clothes"
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animal imagery lady of the house
"[she has] the fangs and talons of a beast of prey"
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animal imagery werewolf
"the child had a scabby coat of sheepskin"
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animal imagery comp of wolves
"the beasts would love to be less beastly if only they knew how"
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animal imagery wolf alice
"nothing about her was human except that she was not a wolf"
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sexual imagary bloody chamber
"her **** a split fig" "a dozen husbands impaled a dozen wives"
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sexual imagery tigers bride
"I ***** my finger so that he gets a rose all smeared with blood"
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sexual imagery puss in boots
if "he takes his fill of her lily white he'll be right as rain in two shakes"
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sexual imagery the erl king
"you sink your teeth into my neck and I scream"
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sexual imagery snow child
"white skin, red lips, black hair and stark naked; she was the child of desire"
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sexual imagery lady of the house
"the dark fanged rose i plucked from between my thighs"
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sexual imagery comp of wolves
"once he's had a taste of flesh then nothing else will do"
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fem innocence and objectification bloody chamb
"potentiality for corruption" "bare as a lamb chop" "has my little nun found my prayer books"
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fem innocence and objectification court of mr lyon
"miss lamb. spotless, sacrificial", "you would have thought she, too, was made all of snow" // "white and unmarked"
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fem innocence and objectification tig bride
"my masters sole desire is to see the pretty young girl unclothed" "the eyes that watch you take no account of your existence"
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fem innocence and objectification puss in boots
"the princess in the tower"
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fem innocence and objectification erl king
"my girlish and delicious loneliness"
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fem innocence and objectification snow child
"[she] picks a rose...bleeds; screams; falls"
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fem innocence and objectification lady of the house
"so delicate and damned" "a whores mouth" "poor night bird, poor butcher bird"
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fem innocence and objectification werewolf
"she knew it to be her grandmothers hand" < female werewf = periods/female curse/outcasts
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fem innocence and objectification comp of wolves
"she moves within the pentacle of her virginity"
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fem innocence and objectification wolf alice
"the dress was so white ... that she thought ... she must was herself"
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pretence and/or reality bloody chamb
"his deathly composure shatter like a porcelain vase"
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pretence and/or reality court of mr lyon
"I am no good fellow! I am the beast!"
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pretence and/or reality tig. bride
"he wears a mask with a face painted most beautifully on it... Too perfect" "each stroke of his tongue ripped off skin after successive skin"
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pretence and/or reality the erl king
"she will be trapped in her own illusion because everything in the woods is exactly as it seems"
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pretence and/or reality snow child
"soon there was nothing left of her but a feather ... a bloodstain... and a rose"
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pretence and/or reality lady of the house
"i was only an invention of darkness" "in death she looked far older, less beautiful ... human"
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pretence and/or reality werewolf
"it was no longer a wolfs paw, but a hand"
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pretence and/or reality comp of wolves
"the wolf may be more than he seems"
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pretence and/or reality wolf alice
"her relation with the mirror was not far more intimate for she knew she saw herself within it"
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female empowerment bloody chamber
"indomitable mother" "without a moments hesitation... put a single irreprochable bullet through my husbands head"
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female empowerment puss in boots
"I am a rich widow and [this] is the young man who shall be my second husband"
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female empowerment the erl king
"I shall strangle him" "She shall carve off his great mane" "Mother mother you have murdered me"
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female empowerment snow child
"he was soon finished" (sarcastic bitter comedy)
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female empowerment Lady of the house
"pentacle of HIS virginity" "queen of night, queen of terror"
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female empowerment werewolf
"the child... seized her knife and turned on the beast" "the child was strong"
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female empowerment comp of wolves
"she knew she was nobody's meat" "she laughed at him... [and] ripped off his shirt"
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female empowerment wolf alice
alice creates the image of man in mirror but can only do it once found herself: "brought into being by her ...the face of the Duke"
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setting bloody chamber
"sea; sand; a sky that melts into the sea" "on the point of melting" < liminal state
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setting tigers bride
"decembral solitude" "gaping doors and broken windows" "like a system of chinese boxes"
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setting erl king
the forest has "a sickroom hush", "the woods enclose and then enclose again, like a system of chinese boxes"
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setting werewolf
"they have cold weather, they have cold hearts"
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setting comp of wolves
"savage country" "snowlight, moonlight ... all silent, all still"
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