Friday, December 10, 2010

Puss in Boots

Master Cat” or “Puss in Boots”
By Charles Perrault; 1697

Summary: Puss in Boots is a car who uses trickery and deceit to gain power, wealth, and the hand of a princess in marriage for his poor master.

My Review: I not that big of a fan of this fairytale, it just seems a little bland for me. I think it is interesting that a cat is walking around in a pair of boots talking and all, but I was not feeling it. I guess it was because Antonio Bandaras wasn’t speaking to me.  The funniest kick I got out of this tale was the last line that stated “Puss became a personage of great importance, and gave up hunting mice, except for amusement.”

Watch Out For: Talking animals, ogres, trickery, deceit


It’s a pleasant thing, I’m told,
To be left a pile of gold.
But there’s something better still,
Never yet bequeathed by will.
Leave a lad a stock of sense—
Though with neither pounds nor pence—
And he’ll finish, as a rule,
Richer than the gilded fool.

Another Moral

Can the heart of a Princess
Yield so soon to borrowed dress?
So it seems—but wait a while— ‘Tis not all a tale of guile.
He was young and straight of limb; She was just the girl for him.
He was brave, and she was fair.
Tell me, when the right man’s there—
Be he but a miller’s son—
What Princess will not be won?

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