Trigger Warning - “The Return of the Thin White Duke” Summary & Analysis

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The main character of this story is The Thin White Duke, one of singer-songwriter David Bowie’s many alter-egos. The Duke has ruled over the kingdom for a very long time until a subject, brought from the dungeon, referred to him as a monster. The Duke admits that he may be a monster. One of his servants, an information beetle, asks what would make The Duke happy, and the Duke replies with “I need a heart.”

Later, a small winged creature approaches The Duke asking him to save her queen. His advisors, the information beetle and the serpent, advise against this, but he decides otherwise. The Duke then mounts his battle-steed and rides off. The steed advises him that this adventure is most likely a trap. The Duke agrees but continues on. When they reach the kingdom of...

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