Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The Princess Bride Essay -- essays research papers

In the film, 'The Princess Bride,'; directed by Rob Reiner, Cary Elwes plays a farmboy known as Westley during the Middle Ages. Westley falls in love with Buttercup, played by Robin Wright, who lives upon the land where he works. Buttercup also falls in love with Westley, so he sets out to find his fortune so they can be married. A short time later, Buttercup learns that Westley has been killed by pirates. The Prince of the land chooses Buttercup to be his bride, regardless to her feelings. Before the marriage takes place, Buttercup is kidnapped. Westley, disguised as a pirate in black, sees the kidnapping occur and chases after Buttercup. He catches up and defeats all three of the kidnappers using his strength, skill, and smarts. Buttercup learns of his true identity and together they escape from the evil prince. Westley is an intelligent man who makes good choices. He is a hero in many aspects. Buttercup, on the other hand, made some poor choices.   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Westley was intelligent. He displayed this characteristic when he poisoned the cups of wine. He poisoned both cups to guarantee that Vizzini, played by Wallace Shawn, one of the kidnappers of Buttercup, died. The intelligence was in the preparation. Westley had built up immunity to the poison before so that the small amount didn't affect him when he drank it, but affected Vizzini.   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Westley also showed intelligence when he couldn't move, but made Prince Humperdink beli...

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