Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen - Study Guide Chapters 5 & 6: A Trick of the Light & The Odd Sisters Summary & Analysis

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The King announces that he must once again leave the castle to join his troops in battle. The Queen is terrorized not only by her thoughts of the King's death but by terrible nightmares of the face in the mirror. Although she knows she should be able to tell her husband her worries, she doesn't know how to explain her aversion to the mirror without sounding crazy. When the King departs, the Queen covers the mirror with a heavy curtain. Still, the Queen is plagued by nightmares - in some, a man climbs from the mirror and lies in a blood-covered pool of broken glass. In others, she sees her reflection "not like her beautiful self, but haggard, wart-covered, and aged" (Page 61). She fears that demons have invaded her soul. Verona...

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