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1 Leilani Alvarez Mrs. Brittian AP English Lit. December 1, 2016 Robber Bride Title I learned that the book got the title The Robber Bride from the fairytale Robber Bridegroom . The title makes sense because Zenia is in many words a thief. I came to the realization that Zeni plays the role of the other women. “What's left, if you take away love? Just brutality. Just shame. Just ferocity. Just pain.”[Pg.Pg340]. Zenia stole all her friends spouses without remorse or giving what she did a second thought. Anyhow, the novel actually reflects the thematic point that it relates to the fairytale by retaliating a similar story, only that this story has Zania, the beautiful unpredictable women that at first seems to come into the lives of Tony, Roz and Charis to make their lives more exciting but just steals their spouses and brings a never ending feeling of emptiness. The Robber Bride has the symbolic significance towards feminism. “On the whole she fares better with the men, if they can work their way past the awkward preliminaries; if they can avoid calling her "little lady," or saying they weren't expecting her to be so feminine, by which they mean short. Though only the most doddering ones do that any more. If she weren't so tiny, though, she'd never get away with it. If she were six feet tall and built like a blockhouse; if she had hips. Then she'd be threatening, then she'd be an Amazon. It's the incongruity that grants her permission. A breath would blow you away, they beam down at her silently. You wish, thinks Tony, smiling up. Many have
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2 blown.”[Pg.89]. The power the women have in this book is massive. For example not only is Roz a successful business women but a single mother to three kids who she always tries to protect and care for. Also there is also Tony a girl who at a young age saw the hardships of life and how some relationships are insufrible but she still pushed herself to succeed and was the only one of all the girls that actually married and had a life with the man Zenia tried to steal and taint. Tony in many ways has showed that she is stronger than Zenia because she overcame her passes and also got to marry the man she loved. To conclude the title is an allusion of the the role Zenia plays as the other women and gives the idea that this book will be relatable to the book The Robber Bridegroom and actually does reflect theme of the book that is feminism.
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3 Robber Bride Plot In the opening of the novel “The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood.” The three women Tony Roz and Charis are presented in a restaurant the Toxique where they have their get together every month to catch up on what goes on in their lives. In one of their monthly reunions they stumble upon Zenia, the women who has in every way contributed to all of the three girls misfortunes in life with the men they at some point loved or still love. To them what made this encounter more horrific is that they were all present to Zenia’s barrier years ago, so watching the
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  • Fall '19
  • Charis, Zenia, The Robber Bride, Tony Roz, Zania Tony

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