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The Princess Bride

A tale of true love and high adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles, fencing, and frightening assortment of wild beasts....

As Florin and Guilder teeter on the verge of war, the reluctant Princess Buttercup is devasted by the loss of her true love, kidnapped by a mercenary and his henchmen, resuced by a pirate, forced to marry Prince Humperdinck, and rescued once again by the very crew who absconded with her in the first place.

The Tasks

Unreliable Narrator
This is when you cannot trust the narrator because he tells you information that he claims to be true, but is not.  You are to keep a track of different instances where he claims things are true when they aren’t.  Some of these deal with his personal life that a quick search on the internet might be able to help you find.

Different Layers

There are many different layers inserted into the novel.  Each layer would be a different aspect of the story. The worlds could be Goldman’s world, Buttercup and Farmboy, The Man in Black and the three criminals to name a few.  Using a diamond shaped graphic organizer, illustrate the order in which the layers are introduced, and by whom.  As the novel progress, demonstrate when the layers become infused with each other


What is a hero?
You are to write a two to three page essay discussing the characteristics of a hero. Is there a hero in this book? If so, who is it? How does this person become the hero? If there is not a hero, explain why.