Princess Bride Narrative

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According to the Oxford dictionary, Inconceivable is defined as not capable of being imagined or grasped mentally; unbelievable. The Princess Bride begins with a bedridden child whose grandfather comes to visit. Grandpa pulls out the book “The Princess Bride” and begins to read to his unwilling grandson. The story centers around Buttercup, a former farm girl who is now betrothed to Prince Humperdinck of Florian, whom she does not love. Furthermore, Buttercup is mourning the death of her beloved Westley, who was killed out at sea by the Dread Pirate Roberts. Westley was a farm boy who would always tell Buttercup “As you wish” whenever she asked for something, but she later realized that it actually meant “I love you.” The grandson is not elated…show more content…
Though, as one breaks it down one can see that it does not follow the stereotypical princess story. This plays to the movies advantage because it draws in moviegoers of all ages to it. Those who are younger will be entranced by the colorful landscapes shown on the screen, while the older crowd will love the storyline and the action depicted. Conversely, scenery plays an important role in the movie’s action scenes. The cliffs where Inigo duels Dread Pirate Robert for the first time leaves the watcher on the edge of their seats, wondering who is going to come out unscarthed. The lighting used in certain scenes helps the watcher get a sense of what is happening and also portrays events that are happening. While in the “Fire Swamp,” the dark lighting conveys the message that something bad might happen. When Westley and Buttercup are tumbling down the hill, the sun is shining and the skies are blue. These two characters are finally reunited after years of being apart, and they are smiling and embracing each other like they have just found true love all over again. Moviegoers will enjoy this movie, regardless if they have their doubts walking into the movie theater. There is something for everyone in the movie. It is perfect whether one is having a girls night, a date night, or if one is just looking for a good
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