The courtship of Mr. Lyon is a short story that starts with a teenage girl staring out the window on a cold winter night aimlessly waiting for her father who has yet to return home from a meeting with his lawyers, which gave him the bad news that he has no money left, and cannot call due to the snow taking down all the phone lines. “Father said he would be home before nightfall. The snow brought down all the telephone wires; he couldn’t have called, even with the best of news” (Carter 163). His car is stuck in the snow and cannot call anyone or pay anyone to help him all he can do is wait. He doesn’t have enough money to buy a pesky white rose which beauty requested. The gloomy old man had some sort of g...
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... what she actually wants in life and also along the way people disagreeing with female objectification and what she believes in. This is true to life because this story resembles most real life situations of women with a couple dubious actions along the way, but for the most part this is the traditional story of a woman’s life who is on the path to meet the man she will spend the rest of her life, but she goes through many challenging moments and also runs into many anti-feminist people and also falls for a lot of men not meant for her and gets her heart broken but eventually she meets her one true love despite all the arduous times she has been through.
“The Bloody Chamber” has a very similar plot as “The Courtship of Mr. Lyon,” also based off of the story “Bluebeard.” This story starts with a poor 17-year-old girl who is unhappily married to an old and wealthy man
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