The Princess Bride Book Summary and Study Guide

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Wesley is a handsome young farmboy who falls in love with Buttercup, a beautiful and naive young girl. Before they can marry, he goes off to make a fortune for them and his ship is captured by the Dread Pirate Roberts. Buttercup, knowing that the Dread Pirate Roberts never shows mercy, is heartbroken when she finds out. But before she has a chance to recover, the evil Prince Humperdinck demands that she marry him.
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The whole kingdom thinks it's very romantic that Humperdinck has fallen in love, but secretly he has Buttercup kidnapped by a villain and his two hired henchmen, Fezzik the Giant and Inigo the Spaniard, who has devoted his life to avenging his father's death. Humperdinck plans on blaming Buttercup's kidnapping on a neighboring country so he can declare war on them, but his plan doesn't work because Buttercup is kidnapped from her kidnappers by none other than the Dread Pirate Roberts. Here at last is the murderer of her fiance! Buttercup confronts the pirate, and he tells her that Wesley isn't actually dead. Buttercup wants to be with Wesley at last, but first she has to expose Prince Humperdinck for the villain he really is.      
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   humorous or laughable FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   two lovers coping with tough mission Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   farmer Age:    -   20's-30's

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to torture How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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