Symbolism In The Tiger's Bride

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The white rose in Carter’s The Tiger’s Bride is a metaphor that represents the female protagonist throughout the story. The story also had some other themes of the superiority of masculinity. The father was heavily addicted to gambling, and continued to bet all his money and possessions away. The daughter had to watch her sick father deal her life anyway for the pleasure of possibly winning big. The beast hands her a white rose when she and the father enter the house. She starts tearing apart the white rose as she watched her father gamble her life away. The white rose represents the protagonist. The father is tearing her apart because he is betting all his money away and losing everything he owns. A flower is usually seen as a symbol of feminist
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