Literature The Princess Bride Discussion

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Comrade_Mabby
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02:10:33 PM Oct 5th 2015
In the chapter "The Courtship" Humperdinck almost declares war on Guilder because he almost married their bald princess; he wants Buttercup kidnapped/killed so he can officially declare war on Guilder. Is there a trope for that?
jormis29
09:40:00 PM Oct 5th 2015
You might want to ask in Lost and Found
Fighteer
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02:17:15 PM Jan 29th 2014
I need to go through this again and distinguish film from book tropes, because it has them confused, and I forgot about it in my cleanup pass.
0ffh
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06:28:28 AM Jan 23rd 2013
The third paragraph of the description starts "In a plot against the throne, Buttercup is kidnapped..." but my impression upon reading the book was that this was just the first iteration of Humperdincks plan to create a pretext for a war with Guilder.
Comrade_Mabby
10:53:06 PM Oct 5th 2015
The pretext for the war is that Guilder's princess is bald, and Humperdinck didn't want to marry her because she's bald. Buttercup is kidnapped so he CAN go to war with Guilder.
MagBas
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11:23:44 AM Dec 18th 2011
  • Gray and Black Morality: Our heroes are primarily mercenaries, pirates, and miracle workers with questionable professional ethics. Your Mileage May Vary, as some may feel that the characters transcend their seedy backgrounds, while others may view them as cynical deconstructions of fairy tale characters.

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