Journal of William Goldman’s The Princess Bride
The princess bride is an incredibly entertaining book. Although it was written mostly as a parody it contains many themes. The developments seen in the dynamic characters are astounding ones. The theme, or motif, which I’m going to follow through the story is that of Fezzik and his quest for self confidence and a good self image. From the time that the novel starts to the
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yourself,” he said” (page 280)
With this simple compliment inigo had instilled in his friend a confidence that Vizzini had taken away from him. How great for Fezzik to have friends like that. At last he believed in himself.
Fezzik started with a very low self image, but he slowly learned that people needed him and that he was wanted. His building confidence gave him the ability to believe in himself and to think for himself.