A Wild Swan: And Other Tales - “Poisoned” Summary & Analysis

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Summary

In the opening of “Poisoned,” a conversation between Snow White and the prince takes place. The prince is trying to encourage Snow White do something which she does not want to do again, and she tries to explain this to him. The subject of jokes about apples comes up and the prince tries to rationalize her reluctance as being a result of a joke. It emerges that the prince wants Snow White to re-enact the moment he discovered her in the coffin.

The prince claims that she used to do the same thing for the dwarfs and Snow White implies that he is exaggerating. She recounts how she used to live with the dwarfs and how much they probably miss her. The prince reminds her of the time they had the dwarfs over as guests and it is implied they carried out the same...

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