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The Blue Beard Analytic Essay When someone mentions the word fairy tale what do you think Perhaps you think of beautiful gowns prince charming seven little wonderful men or even a glass slipper Well this particular fairy tale is a little different from the ones that you might have heard Where deception is the issue instead of love romance and passion In the fairy tale The Blue Beard translated by Charles Perrault deception and its relationship to female curiosity makes this story one that will stay in the mind of its readers for a long period of time Deception in this fairy tale occurs in different settings In the first setting Blue Beard takes his neighbor and her lovely daughters who he admires to his mansion out in the country and spoils them with festivity and riches to flatter them Deception is presented by flattery and leads them farther from the truth Blue Beard is a murderer In the second setting Blue Beard is leaving for a trip and gives his wife the keys to everything he owns therefore attempting to satisfy her with riches and direct her attention from the forbidden place that he does not want her to ever go deceiving her of the truth that lies underneath her nose behind the closet door This too is how deception is presented by flattery In the next setting this time the wife promises her husband that she will obey him Here deception is presented by her promise to obey and not open the closet that she was forbidden to unlock The wife deceives Blue Beard and opens the closet anyway In the last setting when the wife is to die from Blue Beards cutlass she begs him to allow her to go to her chambers to pray Deception in this setting is presented by sympathy Blue Beard allows his wife to pray before she dies but she goes upstairs to stall time and ask
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