The Princess Bride Character Analysis

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“The Princess Bride” A Satirical Joy This movie is the perfect melting pot of humor and action. A lot of movies fail to hit the balance between too much humor and too much action. The Princess Bride is an exclusion to this cinematic misfortune. Although there are interruptions from the story with the narration by a grandfather and his grandson.“The Princess Bride” is a wonderful adventure movie meant for people of all ages with humorous irony, colorful and unique characters, and fantastical, well choreographed stunts. The movie follows a kindly grandfather sitting down with his sick grandson and reading him a story. The story is one that has been passed down from father to son for generations. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive. The story is a classic tale of love and adventure as the beautiful Buttercup, engaged to the foul Prince Humperdinck, is kidnapped and held against her will in order to start a war. It is up to Westley (her once believed dead love, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) to save her. On the way he meets a thief and his hired helpers, an accomplished swordsman and a huge, powerful giant, both of whom become Westley's companions in his quest. The Princess Bride showcases a great amount of ironic situations; some are quite humorous. The first piece of irony to point out involves the cunning of the humorous mastermind Vizzini. During the wine poisoning scene between Vizzini and Westley (then disguised as The Man In

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