At the beginning of the story- when she's a lovely, kind, naive girl. At the end, when she starts loving herself and being BRAI she does not show any more the fairytale-type of female.
Fairytale features: the kind happy ending of them together
The enchanted house, kind nice
The setting of this story
"Beauty and the Beast", "The Little Mermaid", "Cinderella"
Definition of a gothic tale
Uses of gothic genre to present a modern perspective: the cigarette, the light on this house, the first mourns of Mr.
Lyon before we get to know that he is a good man, the car breaks, and others...
"Vampire's diaries", "Twilights, between others
Gothic is represented through the narrative as a way of showing the reader that this is not a stereotypical fairytale, that the women can be the heroine the one that saves a man, that it is
a modern story, not another stereotypical one.
"The courtship of Mr. Lyon"presents a mix of a fairytale with gothic themes
Angela Carter uses techniques to create a tension of the gothic, inside a fairytale that's not a typical one.
Not a stereotypical fairytale / not a stereotypical character / Angela Carter plays with the gender roles
Gender role's reverse
The girl is not such an innocent silent and summited girl waiting for her prince to come, as in stereotypical fairytales. She challenges
the stereotype of women and the stereotype of typical tales by being the protagonist, the heroin that saves the man.
She saves him, she saves the beast's life
Why would Angela Carter choose to change these? Why, to show a different view of the roles of females
Defying typical gender roles
And typical fairytales
Is it a fairytale with gothic features, or a gothic story with many fairytale-like
Carter reminds us that it is not a stereotypic fairytale
With details such as taking off a cigarette lighter to light the house because it was not
A stereotypic female in a stereotypic fairytale does not take a cigarette lighter from her sweater!!: "Beauty clicked her gold cigarette lighter"
And also introducing gothic themes, such as the description of the house when the father first sees this
A deserted-like, little nice house, with only one light turned-on
"that house, with its sweet, retiring melancholy grace, would have seemed deserted but for a light..."