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    everyone involved from main characters Madame de Tourvel, Vicomte de Valmont, Cecile, Madame de Volanges, Marquise De Merteuil, and Madame de Rosemunde. There are many themes coming into play that are most prominent during the 18th century in daily noble lives. First being that of war a minor fight in Corsica, is in the background of Dangerous Liaisons. War is also discussed in saying that “battle” is the metaphor Merteuil and Valmont use to describe their sexual exploits. “Either you have a rival

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    Comparing Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos and Cruel Intentions the Movie It is my intention to compare the book, Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos, to its modern movie version, Cruel Intentions starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. I intend to examine how the original French text was modified in reference to plot, character, morals/values, and themes. I also plan to discuss how these transformations change the meaning of the story and reflect different cultural/historical contexts

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    Marquise De Merteuil

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    got that feeling when I got a chance to sit down and watch Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the center stage. According to the Center Stage website, the plot summary reads “Two French aristocrats, Marquise de Merteuil and her ex-lover, the Vicomte de Valmont,

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    woman with high morals, but she could not withstand the charms of Valmont. He shamed her using her morals so she would feel obligated to love him. Valmont decided to give up love forever since she would not love him back, and Tourvel felt she had to save him from a lifetime of unhappiness (Les Liaisons Dangereuses 273). Tourvel did not give in to Valmont due to pleasure; she felt she was sacrificing her happiness for his. When Valmont is convinced by Merteuil to end their affair, Tourvel ran away to

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    wanted to have pure wives. Another part of this argument is that Valmont said that since he had the key to Cecile’s room, people would believe him rather then her. Cecile states that in the letter to Madame de Merteuil: “…he was careful to tell me that, if anyone came, he would know how to put all the blame on me; and, indeed, it was very easy, because of the key.” (letter 97, page 148). That could be true the people would believe Valmont rather than Cecile because of the key, but Cecile could have

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    Dangerous Liaisons

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    novel “Dangerous Liaisons” especially in the interactions between the main two characters, Valmont and Merteuil. In many ways, these two have opposing moral with the rest of society. These are greed, conquest, and corruption. These oppose the society because the society values religion and decency, all throughout the story Valmont and Merteuil go against those values with their actions. To begin, Valmont very much values conquest and corruption. This is evident in just about everything he does

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    find out she is hated by everyone there, she goes back to her room and it ends with her removing her makeup, her destiny is left unknown. In the book, she gets a very painful case of small pox and loses sight in one of her eyes after her letters to Valmont have been published. When Merteuil removes her makeup at the end of the film, she is wiping away the surface that made her attractive, her desirability is being wiped away. Her power has been based on her appearance and her destruction of her face

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    Slaves of Society: The Women of Les Liaisons dangereuses With each letter in Les Liaisons dangereuses, Choderlos de Laclos advances a great many games of chess being played simultaneously. In each, the pieces—women of the eighteenth-century Parisian aristocracy—are tossed about mercilessly but with great precision on the part of the author. One is a pawn: a convent girl pulled out of a world of simplicity and offered as an entree to a public impossible to sate; another is a queen: a calculating

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    The Dangerous Enlightenment When the Enlightenment was in full swing it was influencing the way a whole society thought. The Enlightenment was changing very quickly. The way of thinking was intended to be for the greater good, but had also came with some criticism. During the Middle Ages the concept of the City of God defined an entire society. Everything was based on faith, and that was the only way believed to find out the truth in everything. The Enlightenment went against that idea by applying

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    unexpected. Valmont is a drama film with characters who may be associated with the concept. Valmont is more interested in pursuing Madame de Tourvel, that women let Valmont know that she would never be unfaithful to her husband, but the larger meaning of the concept is to get the letter back from Valmont if he succeeds he can sleep in bed with Madame de Merteuil. Valmont is unsuccessful, but she refuses to sleep in bed with him, that makes them choose war and cause him to death, letting Valmont and Merteuil

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