The Princess Bride Setting & Symbolism

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Cliffs of Insanity

The Cliffs of Insanity are located on the Guilder side of Florin Channel. Although they are the most direct route between the two countries, no one uses them for travel. The cliffs rise a thousand feet into the sky from the water and are sheer rock.

The Fire Swamp

The Fire Swamp is so named because gas bubbles in the earth spontaneously catch fire and burst into flame. The Florin/Guilder Fire Swamp has some unique features. The Fire Swamp is inhabited by R.O.U.S.s and has spots of Snow Sand. Westley and Buttercup flee into the Fire Swamp out of necessity and are caught on the other side by Prince Humperdinck.

Florin

Florin is where most of the main characters are from and where much of the action takes place. Prince Humperdinck is the prince of Florin.

Guilder

Guilder is the...

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