Day 3

The Bloody Chamber Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    "Puss-in-Boots" is different from the stories that come before it in The Bloody Chamber in many ways. What are some of them? Why do you think Carter included a retelling of this story in the collection?

    Many possible responses, including:

    Differences: "Puss-in-Boots" narrator is male, and an animal; the hero of the story is a man. The "happy ending" of the story involves unapologetic deceit and dishonesty on the part of Puss and his Master - they are not punished for breaking the rules; in fact, they gain from them. The style of the story is also different - it's funny and includes lots of wordplay, and the narrator exaggerates and puts his own spin on...

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