Topics: The Princess Bride, William Goldman, Love Pages: 2 (842 words) Published: May 23, 2013
In my opinion, the theme of ‘The Princess Bride’ is that love conquers all, even if it’s not perfect. No matter what happens, there will be love. However, one might say that when Buttercup states “But I must never love again” on page 69, that there wasn’t love from that point until page 185, when Princess Buttercup finds out that the Man in Black is Westley, but that’s not true. When Buttercup said she would never love again, I think she meant that she will never love anyone but Westley, and that she would put walls around her heart so that she wouldn’t get her heart smashed like it was when she found out Westley had ‘died’. (117) Another example of the theme would be when Prince Humperdink said “ She loves you,” the Prince cried. “She loves you and you love her, so think of that- think of this too: in all this world, you might have been happy, genuinely happy. Not one couple in a century has that chance, not really, no matter what the storybooks say, but you could have had it, and so, I would think no one would ever suffer a loss as great as you”, on page 283, he meant that after all of the pain Westley and Buttercup had been through, they still loved each other, no matter the distance, the hurt, the heart break, their bond with each other was still as strong as it was before, if not stronger. It wasn’t a perfect relationship, of course no relationship is perfect, but they still had their happy and sad moments, just like anyone else, but they never let that get to them. When he said that Westley would never suffer a greater loss before he pulled the lever to 20, he meant that Westley loosing Buttercup would be worse than the pain of the machine. Westley once had everything, and the machine would not only suck away his life, but it would suck away his everything. If you had to ask me, though, I would probably say that the theme of ‘The Princess Bride’ is very clichéd, and I would tell you that that’s probably not how it ends, every one knows that there is no...
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