History Literature / WhiteAsSnow

21st Nov '16 9:08:03 PM captainpat
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* WomanInBlack: Arpazia's third and final noteworthy gown, symbolic of the crone.
5th May '15 4:49:40 PM nombretomado
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Enter the GreekMythology elements as Coira grows up with one foot in the Christian world and one foot in the land's pagan roots.

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Enter the GreekMythology Myth/GreekMythology elements as Coira grows up with one foot in the Christian world and one foot in the land's pagan roots.



* GreekMythology: This novel is a retelling of Snow White using the myth of Demeter and Persephone.

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* GreekMythology: Myth/GreekMythology: This novel is a retelling of Snow White using the myth of Demeter and Persephone.
26th Aug '14 3:07:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* AttemptedRape: Draco almost rapes Arpazia a second time, but her complete refusal to respond reminds him of a corpse and he's too disgusted to continue.


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* NearRapeExperience: Draco almost rapes Arpazia a second time, but her complete refusal to respond reminds him of a corpse and he's too disgusted to continue.
20th Jun '14 8:56:56 AM rexpensive
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* ArcNumber: Two: With the prominence of black and white and the mirror, dualities are common.

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* ArcNumber: ArcNumber:
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Two: With the prominence of black and white and the mirror, dualities are common.



* LadyInRed: At the height of her beauty and power, Arpazia is seen wearing a particular red gown. This is the period of her life where she gets to explore her sexuality. The gown also symbolizes the mother.
** A man remembers Coira wearing a red dress, symbolic of a stage in life she hasn't reached yet. She corrects him, saying it was green.

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* LadyInRed: At the height of her beauty and power, Arpazia is seen wearing a particular red gown. This is the period of her life where she gets to explore her sexuality. The gown also symbolizes the mother.
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mother. A man remembers Coira wearing a red dress, symbolic of a stage in life she hasn't reached yet. She corrects him, saying it was green.



* MagicRealism

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* %%* MagicRealism



* MeaningfulName: Both of the princess's names, as well as others.

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* MeaningfulName: MeaningfulName:
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Both of the princess's names, as well as others.



* MissingMom: Arpazia's mother died, they tell the girl, at Arpazia's birth.

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Arpazia's mother died, they tell the girl, at Arpazia's birth.



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The princess's Christian name is Candacis. Everyone calls her Coira, a pagan name, that her nurse gave her.

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: OnlyKnownByTheirNickname:
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The princess's Christian name is Candacis. Everyone calls her Coira, a pagan name, that her nurse gave her.



* VagueAge: Weirdly deliberately invoked in the text when the nurse forgets Coira is eight, not seven. Coira keeps this up over time, making the wrong age her princess age similar to how Candacis is her princess name.

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Weirdly deliberately invoked in the text when the nurse forgets Coira is eight, not seven. Coira keeps this up over time, making the wrong age her princess age similar to how Candacis is her princess name.



* WomanInWhite: Arpazia when Coira first realizes how much she loves her mother. This is the first of Arpazia's three important gowns, symbolizing the maiden.

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Arpazia when Coira first realizes how much she loves her mother. This is the first of Arpazia's three important gowns, symbolizing the maiden.
29th Jul '13 4:31:35 PM Umi
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* BastardBastard: Hadz.

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* BastardBastard: Hadz. He's tyrannical, a murderer, and he [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking shouts his own name during sex]].



* RavenHairIvorySkin[=/=]EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Arpazia and Coira, depending on how creepy they are at the moment.

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* RavenHairIvorySkin[=/=]EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Arpazia and Coira, depending on how creepy they are at the moment. Both women are acknowledged to be very beautiful--Arpazia before she somehow becomes a thirty-year-old crone and Coira after she turns eighteen and comes into her own--but the mother's flares of temper and the daughter's talent for complete stillness and silence frighten people to the point that their beauty almost isn't worth it.
26th Apr '13 2:21:04 AM PaulA
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So begins a dark retelling of "Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs" by British fantasy author TanithLee. Arpazia is the daughter of a pagan lord who is under attack by the Christian king Draco. Her old nurse tells the girl that her father will give her wings to escape the fighting, which Arpazia doesn't understand... until her father [[PaterFamilicide places a knife on the table]]. Realizing she is going to die if she stays, Arpazia and her maid try to flee, but end up running right into Draco's army. Draco rapes Arpazia, after which she curses him. Fearing the curse, he marries her. Nine months later, Arpazia gives birth to a little girl who is white as snow, black as wood, and red as blood, the curse she had conjured thrown back at her.

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So begins a dark retelling of "Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs" by British fantasy author TanithLee.Creator/TanithLee. Arpazia is the daughter of a pagan lord who is under attack by the Christian king Draco. Her old nurse tells the girl that her father will give her wings to escape the fighting, which Arpazia doesn't understand... until her father [[PaterFamilicide places a knife on the table]]. Realizing she is going to die if she stays, Arpazia and her maid try to flee, but end up running right into Draco's army. Draco rapes Arpazia, after which she curses him. Fearing the curse, he marries her. Nine months later, Arpazia gives birth to a little girl who is white as snow, black as wood, and red as blood, the curse she had conjured thrown back at her.
7th Feb '13 4:41:22 PM lexicon
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* TheThreeFacesOfEve: Coira becomes this during her time with the dwarves. She is at turns the child they have to take care of, the wife who runs the house, and the seductress when she [[spoiler: enters a relationship with Stormy.]]
27th Dec '12 1:34:51 PM Umi
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* BlackEyesOfCrazy: Arpazia and Coira have "[[IcyBlueEyes cold water eyes]]" normally, a color that's not quite blue or gray, but when their pupils dilate, their eyes appear to be black. With Arpazia in particular, this is usually an indication that something's not right upstairs.

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* BlackEyesOfCrazy: BlackEyesOfEvil: Arpazia and Coira have "[[IcyBlueEyes cold water eyes]]" normally, a color that's not quite blue or gray, but when their pupils dilate, their eyes appear to be black. With Arpazia in particular, this is usually an indication that something's not right upstairs.taken as a sign of witchcraft, or at least insanity.



* CreepyChild: Coira.

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* CreepyChild: Coira.Coira, who scares her nursemaid by refusing to talk for long stretches at a time.



* DemotedToExtra: Draco features prominently in the first few chapters and later disappears from the books aside from being mentioned now and then.

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* DemotedToExtra: Draco features prominently in the first few chapters and later disappears from the books book aside from being mentioned now and then.



* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundaneMaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Particularly everything regarding the mirror. Is it actually talking to Arpazia, or is it all in her head?
27th Dec '12 1:29:38 PM Umi
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* BlackEyesOfCrazy: Arpazia and Coira have "[[IcyBlueEyes cold water eyes]]" normally, a color that's not quite blue or gray, but when their pupils dilate, their eyes appear to be black. With Arpazia in particular, this is usually an indication that something's not right upstairs.



* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Coira dreams that her real mother is a blonde woman who is kind and gentle and loving.

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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Coira dreams that her real mother is a beautiful young blonde woman who is kind and gentle and loving.loving. She imagines that this woman died and Arpazia took her place.
27th Dec '12 1:26:51 PM Umi
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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Coira dreams that her real mother is a blonde woman who is kind and gentle and loving.
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