Sunday, November 8, 2015

Comparison of Bluebeard

Blue Beard was a story that reflects what we do not think about with fairytales. The tale brings up the point of not knowing your significant other and the damage that can do to you. The woman did not know who they were betrothed to and that almost cost them their lives. In the first version we read, Blue Beard, we see a woman marry a man because of his riches. She then disobeys his wishes and goes into a room he specifically told her to not go into the room. He then tells her that he will kill her for doing this. She is then saved by her brothers. In the second version, The Robbers Bridegroom, she travels to the mans house she is betrothed to and discovers that he is a robber and murderer. She escapes and tells her father and soon enough the robber is captured. In the last version of the story, The Fitcher’s Bird, we see two sisters fail in the hands of curiosity and a third sister use her wits. She saves her sisters then fools her husband and he is later killed—freeing all the sisters. The stories are all the same in the sense that the female roles are betrothed to a murderer. They are different in the ways that they handle the situation. In Blue Beard the woman has her brother handle the husband for her. In The Robber’s Bridegroom she invites her ‘beloved’ to the castle and tell him of a dream she had, which was really the account of what happen when she came to see him, he then runs away but is caught. In The Fitcher’s Bird the main character uses her wit to make sure she is not caught by her husband, she then fools him into delivering her sisters and getting help. The help then burns the house down with the husband in it. The story that I liked the most was Blue Beard because I found the story more interesting because of the story line. I didn’t like The Fitcher’s Bird because I found the story to be confusing and not too interesting.

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