The Princess Bride
In which genre would you categorize this book and why?
How does the story change or benefit from having the Morgenstern text within the Goldman text?
How does Goldman parody historical time in The Princess Bride?
Suggested Essay Questions
What is the use of having Goldman's biographical/publishing-related information as part of this story?
Can you find anything significant in the names of the characters and countries? Does this in any way change the way we read the text?
If the characters were to stand for virtues in the medieval allegorical sense, what would each of the main five represent?
In terms of pure plot, what function is served by having Westley die and come back to life?
What does this book as a whole profess about the nature of reading, writing and literature in general?
Who, ultimately, is the hero/ine of this story, or is there one at all? Explain your answer.