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You think this happens every day?

Westley: Hear this now: I will always come for  you. Buttercup: But how can you be sure? Westley: This is true love. You think this happens every day? True love doesn’t happen every day, but it happens here, at the … Continue reading

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What are we waiting for?

Ten Days Before Christmas Ten Stories to open each day From now until Christmas, we will be including a personal story each day about one of your fellow Catch Citizens and his/her interaction with the Catch Ministry. Today we hear … Continue reading

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What does true love mean?

True love means you go seek your fortune so you can return and provide for your true love. True love means you wait for your true love to return as he promised. True love means you scale the Cliffs of … Continue reading

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Praying over the Princess Bride

The full subtitle for the book, The Princess Bride, from which the screenplay for the movie was drawn, is a long one: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure, the ‘Good Parts’ Version Abridged by William Goldman. … Continue reading

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The real meaning behind the words ‘as you wish’

“As you wish,” establishes so much of what The Princess Bride is to people, what it means, and why it still works now, 30 years after it first came out.  It’s in the story from the very beginning as the … Continue reading

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Prepare to die!

Upon further review, that “prepare to die” thing with Inigo Montoya could go another way — something like this … Instead of thinking of Inigo Montoya as basing his life on seeking revenge, since he is such a likable character … Continue reading

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The unsatisfying nature of revenge

“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” This is, without a doubt, the most famous line from The Princess Bride. It’s remembered because it is repeated so many times, and so much a part … Continue reading

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Bluffing in the Spirit

My favorite part of The Princess Bride is the final scene (except for the kissing at the end). Westley has somehow managed to get into Buttercup’s bedroom, though he is completely powerless. He’s had the life sucked out of him … Continue reading

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