Princess Bride Sparknotes

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The Princess Bride

In the film, “The Princess Bride,” directed by Rob Reiner, it all begins with a Grandfather telling the story to his less than enthusiastic Grandson. The story opens in the country of Florin with Buttercup treating her “Farm Boy” not so well, “his name was Wesley, but she never called him that. “Very soon she realizes he loves her and she loves him in return. He sets off for America “to make his fortune across the sea.” She later finds out that he and his ship have been murdered by the Dread Pirate Roberts “who never leaves captives alive.”
Scene: Humperdink castle, Prince Humperdink is announcing his bride-to-be and we find out it is the Princess Buttercup. …show more content…

As he falls, he reveals he is Wesley, so she tumbles down the hill after him. They are reunited at the bottom. They soon realize Humperdink is chasing them, so they are forced to go into the Fire Swamp “where no one has ever survived.” They enter and Wesley reveals the reason for his absence and that he is the Dread Pirate Roberts. After some adventures in the Fire Swamp, they escape and find that Humperdink is waiting for them. Buttercup agrees to go with him, if he will free Wesley. He agrees but has left instructions with Count Rugen to throw him into “The Pit of Despair”; Wesley realizes Rugen is the six fingered man for whom Inigo was searching.
In the Pit of Despair, Wesley is tortured, and Buttercup has bad dreams; finally she goes to Humperdink and tells him she can not live without Wesley and that she will “be dead by morning” if she has to marry Humperdink. He agrees to search for Wesley (lying of course); Buttercup eventually realizes this is a lie and maddens Humperdink by calling him a “Coward,” so he kills Wesley.
Fezzik and Inigo are re-united and Fezzik has learned about Rugen (the six fingered man). Inigo wants to kill him, but as he has “no gift for strategy” he tells Fezzik that he needs the MIB to help him. When they go to find him they learn he has been killed, and so they bring his body to Miracle Max (a miracle man). When Miracle Max

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