Intertextuality in "The Bloody Chamber"Watch this thread
I need to find intertextuality in the collection of stories "The Bloody Chamber"
I have found some obvious ones such as Adam&Eve, Miss Havisham... but I am struggling to find any more!
The Bloody Chamber itself is obviously based upon Bluebeard, and follows the story quite closely. It also contains a phrase used in Shakepeare's Hamlet - "into the unguessable country of marriage"
The Snow Child, again obviously, mirrors the Brother's Grimm's Snow White.
The Lady of the House of Love can be seen as linking to, of course Great Expectation's Miss Havisham, but also can display parts of Sleeping Beauty.
The Erl King is based on Danish folklore (seductive but deadly fairy or siren)
Obviously, the wolf stories mirror Little Red Riding Hood.
The Tiger's Bride and The Courtship of Mr Lyon contain similarities with Beauty and The Beast. The Courtship also has intertextuality with Alice in Wonderland - "drink me", "eat me"