The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty Setting & Symbolism

This Study Guide consists of approximately 49 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty.
This section contains 1,687 words
(approx. 5 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty Study Guide

The bed chamber is the setting of Beauty's awakening and claiming by the Prince. The Prince defeats the castle and arrives at its summit, where Beauty sleeps. He awakens Beauty after raping her sleeping form. When the spell is broken, the Prince issues orders to an awakened servant before locking himself and Beauty inside the chamber. After claiming Beauty again, the Prince has his meal served in the chamber as he informs the king who he is and of his plans for Beauty. The Prince stays the night in the chamber with Beauty before they embark to his kingdom over the mountains.

When the Prince claims Beauty in her chamber, the chamber becomes symbolic of wedding and honeymoon rituals as the Prince consummates their connection and officially takes Beauty's hand from her father. Beauty is allowed one last night in her childhood room before embarking on...

(read more from the Objects/Places section)

This section contains 1,687 words
(approx. 5 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.