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Critics have noted the influence of Carter's interest in anthropology in The Bloody Chamber. Explain.

Research Richard Wagner's opera Tristan and Isolde. How is it similar in plot and mood to "The Bloody Chamber"?

Read Charles Perrault's version of "Beauty and the Beast" and compare it to Carter's version, "The Courtship of Mr. Lyon," which appears in The Bloody Chamber. How do these "literary" versions of the story compare to another rendition of the tale, for example, Disney's film version of Beauty and the Beast? What is the significance of these differences?

Investigate the life and death of St. Cecilia. How does this saint's life resemble that of the narrator in "The Bloody Chamber"?

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