Theme Of The Princess Bride

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\Aiyana Ringo
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English I
10 August 2017
Development of the Theme “Life Isn’t Fair” in The Princess Bride
As little girls, women may imagine themselves as the princesses that they hear and see in movies and books. These princess often defeat the villain, meet the love of their life, the prince, and live “happily ever after”. Sadly, life is far from the things we see in these movies and books. The Princess bride, by William Goldman is a fantasy novel about a beauiful girl, named Buttercup, who is forced to marry the Prince Humperdinck after the love of her life, Westley dies. She is later kidnapped by three men, and two of those men, named Inigo and Fezzik, come together with the undead Westley to avenge an important death
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Fezzik’s parents gave him an ultimatum that would force him to fight, which is truly dishonarable and wrong. As expressed, the past major events of the characters allows the lesson of the novel to be created.
In addition, the author seperates and accepts what real life is compared to the fantasy world that is conveyed through the novel, therefore creating the theme of the novel. For example, Goldman reflectes that, “All I knew was I was forty years old and I didn’t mean to be here when I was forty, locked with this genius shrink wife and this baloon son” (31). Most people plan a life for themselves, but often times things do not go as planned. Real life does not meet up to the expectations that the author imagined and hoped for, causing a sense of regret. While attempting to persuade the reader into believing the characteristics of the novel do not occur in real life, the author asserts that the “true love and high adventure” that is shown in the novel is something he wished for and wanted in life, but people do not use swords and tell killers to get ready to die. As also said, true love does not exist either (35). While these two aspects are something amazing to have in life, they are far from reality. The world just does not work like that. As later argued by Goldman, Westley, Fezzik, Buttercup, and Inigo did not necessarily have a hapy ending because they had their seperate issues in the end (358). Although the
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