The Princess Bride: Chapters 7 - 8

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The Princess Bride: Chapters 7 - 8

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Mon May 01, 2017 4:50 am

The final two sections of The Princess Bride will be discussed in this thread, as well as the overall book itself.

Now that we're drawing to the end of the book, which struck you more, the characters or the plot itself? Was there anything that stood out for you? What did you think of the overall book?


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Re: The Princess Bride: Chapters 7 - 8

Postby Prof. Arielle Lemoyne » Wed May 24, 2017 4:16 am

Final thoughts on Princess Bride!

It was kind of exciting how he kept saying what time it was, and had the time counting down on how much time Westly had left.

I really loved how everyone had their chance to be a hero. Inigo got to defeat the six-fingered man (""His eyes bulged wide, full of horror and pain. It was glorious. If you like that kind of thing."), Westley outsmarted Humperdink, Fezzik got everyone out of the castle, and Buttercup got them past the brutes! I also thought it was a cool connection that Westley talked about how announcing himself as the Dread Pirate Roberts was crucial to defeating the other ships, and then they used the same tactic to get into the castle, and then Buttercup gets them out by forcefully declaring that she is the queen, even though that also is not quite true.

"Love is the best thing in the world, except for cough drops." cough drops?? I like cough drops, but I don't think they make my top 20 things in the world list, let alone number one. I guess that's what makes it so comical though!

I wasn't quite sure what to make of the ending, with "they lived happily ever after" and then "okay, the real ending is that they're escaping and the prince is chasing them and they have to heal inigo." I guess the idea is that their story doesn't end, and they continue having adventures?

Overall, I enjoyed the book and I'm glad to have had an excuse to read it!

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