Essay on Courtship

Different Aspects of The Courtship of Mr. Lyon and Beauty and the Beast

“The Courtship of Mr. Lyon” is an interpretation of a traditional folktale, “Beauty and the Best”. There are some aspects that make this story different from the old version. Firstly, the characterization of these two stories is dissimilar. The characters in the traditional version are almost flat characters. The protagonist, Belle, is completely good; lovely […]

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Carter’s use of metamorphosis in The Bloody Chamber

In The Tiger’s Bride and The Courtship of Mr Lyon Carter uses transformation from human to animal and vice versa, exploring how two natures can exist in one person, and how transformation can reveal some idea of truth. Metamorphosis is essential in these tales and the idea of blurring reality and fantasy is traditional in […]

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