History Literature / TheBloodyChamber

13th Aug '13 8:42:44 AM 69BookWorM69
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* ConspicuousGloves: In "The Tiger's Bride", the Beast wears an UncannyValley disguise to hide his appearance, which consists of very stylish (but outdated) clothing that is much too large for a normal person along with a handsome (too handsome) paper-mache mask over this face. The outfit includes enormous kid gloves that hide his paws.
7th Feb '13 12:31:40 PM MrDeath
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* The eponymous story is a retelling of "Literature/{{Bluebeard}}".
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* The eponymous title story is a retelling of "Literature/{{Bluebeard}}".
21st Dec '12 5:57:29 PM RaoulSilva221
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* BeardOfEvil: The Marquis in The Bloody Chamber. Makes sense as he's based on Bluebeard.

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* KarmicDeath: The Marquis again. * KneelBeforeZod: The Marquis commands his bride to kneel before him before he presses the blood-stained key into her forehead, leaving a heart-shaped mark like the [[NameOfCain Brand of Cain]] upon it.

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* WickedCultured: The Marquis.
17th Dec '12 1:46:40 AM JHM
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* [[spoiler: LoveRedeems: A surrogate-maternal version of this occurs at the end of "Wolf-Alice", wherein Alice's act of kindness toward the Duke heals his soul and allows him to regain his reflection]].
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* [[spoiler: LoveRedeems: A surrogate-maternal version of this occurs at the end of "Wolf-Alice", wherein Alice's act of kindness toward the Duke heals his soul and allows him to regain his reflection]].reflection.]]
17th Dec '12 1:45:25 AM JHM
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* BalefulPolymorph: A major plot point in several of the tales.

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* [[spoiler: FullyEmbracedFiend: "The Tiger's Bride" ends with the female protagonist willingly transforming into a tiger herself.]]

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* [[spoiler: LoveRedeems: A surrogate-maternal version of this occurs at the end of "Wolf-Alice", wherein Alice's act of kindness toward the Duke heals his soul and allows him to regain his reflection]].
11th Aug '12 8:08:54 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* "The Werewolf" and "TheCompanyOfWolves" are takes on "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood" [[RecycledINSPACE ...with werewolves!]]
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* "The Werewolf" and "TheCompanyOfWolves" "Film/TheCompanyOfWolves" are takes on "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood" [[RecycledINSPACE ...with werewolves!]]

* AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted in "The Lady In The House Of Love" - the hero's virginity is mentioned several times, and hinted to give him VirginPower. * BigDamnHeroes: The heroine's mother in "The Bloody Chamber". Also serves as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted in "The Lady In The House Of Love" - the hero's virginity is mentioned several times, and hinted to give him VirginPower. * BigDamnHeroes: The heroine's mother in "The Bloody Chamber". Also serves as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.

* HumanoidAbomination: The Erl-King could be argued to be this. Appearing as a peculiar green tree-like man that represents the feral side of humanity, he has a tendency to [[spoiler: kidnap young girls, rape them and [[BalefulPolymorph transform them into songbirds]]]], as well as being able to control the forest and its inhabitants. He is also [[CompleteMonster not a nice guy]].
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* HumanoidAbomination: The Erl-King could be argued to be this. Appearing as a peculiar green tree-like man that represents the feral side of humanity, he has a tendency to [[spoiler: kidnap young girls, rape them and [[BalefulPolymorph transform them into songbirds]]]], as well as being able to control the forest and its inhabitants. He is also [[CompleteMonster not a nice guy]].guy.

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* HumanoidAbomination: AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted in "The Lady In The Erl-King could be argued to be this. Appearing as a peculiar green tree-like man that represents House Of Love" - the feral side of humanity, he has a tendency to [[spoiler: kidnap young girls, rape them hero's virginity is mentioned several times, and [[BalefulPolymorph transform them into songbirds]]]], as well as being able hinted to control the forest and its inhabitants. He is also [[CompleteMonster not a nice guy]].give him VirginPower.
17th May '12 4:44:49 AM MagBas
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* {{Adorkable}}: In "The Courtship of Mr. Lyon", the eponymous Mr Lyon has shades of this. After years of seclusion, he painfully socially awkward and all the sweeter for it. {{YMMV}}, though, as he is a huge anthropomorphic lion.
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* {{Adorkable}}: In "The Courtship of Mr. Lyon", the eponymous Mr Lyon has shades of this. After years of seclusion, he painfully socially awkward and all the sweeter for it. {{YMMV}}, though, as he is a huge anthropomorphic lion.
6th May '12 4:18:11 AM LordGro
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A {{short story}} anthology by AngelaCarter based around the [[{{Grimmification}} gothic retelling]] of old {{fairy tale}}s.
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A {{short story}} anthology by AngelaCarter Creator/AngelaCarter based around the [[{{Grimmification}} gothic retelling]] of old {{fairy tale}}s.
5th May '12 6:14:00 AM LordGro
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* "The Courtship of Mr. Lyon" and "The Tiger's Bride" are based on "BeautyAndTheBeast".
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* "The Courtship of Mr. Lyon" and "The Tiger's Bride" are based on "BeautyAndTheBeast"."Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast".

* "Wolf-Alice" has elements of "BeautyAndTheBeast", "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood" and ''AliceInWonderland''.
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* "Wolf-Alice" has elements of "BeautyAndTheBeast", "Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast", "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood" and ''AliceInWonderland''.''Literature/AliceInWonderland''.
9th Apr '12 12:03:29 PM TastySauce
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* AllMenArePerverts: A common theme in Carter's stories, but taken to an extreme in "The Snow Child". There is a very unpleasant scene in which a [[spoiler: dead adolescent girl is violently raped by a sobbing man]] because he can. It is awful.
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* AllMenArePerverts: A common theme in Carter's stories, but taken to an extreme in "The Snow Child". There is a very unpleasant scene in which a [[spoiler: dead adolescent girl is violently raped by a sobbing man]] man]], just because he can. It is awful.

* HumanoidAbomination: The Erl-King could be argued to be this. Appearing as a peculiar green tree-like man that represents feral side of humanity, he has a tendency to [[spoiler: kidnap young girls, rape them and [[BalefulPolymorph transform them into songbirds]]]], as well as being able to control the forest and its inhabitants. He is also [[CompleteMonster not a nice guy]].
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* HumanoidAbomination: The Erl-King could be argued to be this. Appearing as a peculiar green tree-like man that represents the feral side of humanity, he has a tendency to [[spoiler: kidnap young girls, rape them and [[BalefulPolymorph transform them into songbirds]]]], as well as being able to control the forest and its inhabitants. He is also [[CompleteMonster not a nice guy]].
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