Marguerite Yourcenar’s A Blue Tale
According to Staake (12), the story A Blue Tale is about immorality in the European setting in the early twentieth century. The narration explores the lives of men enslaved in their quest for material wealth. Their desires force the characters to violate the norms of the society in a bid to satisfy the need for wealth. Greed is apparent in the story. The author has med sure to use the greed with the intention of driving a specific point home. It is by using a theme that is in line with the thesis that an author can effectively communicate to the targeted audience. The confrontations that follow that result in the tragedy of the men helps depict the theme of morality and sexuality in the text.
The themes evident in the story that affirms immoral nature of humanity in the 1920s and 1930s revolves around the issue of greed and love. It is apparent that the work is used to give an overview of how things were during the times when the authors referred to their work. The work of the authors does not only help the reader to understand about the times in the history, but it also makes sure that the reader understands the strides that humanity has taken to be at this point in the century.
The public was unaware of his inability to live with women, but that was not the case. He had the insatiable urge of murder that made him overlook the extended generosity offered by the women in his life. The actions connect to the desire of the three men in Blue Tale whose aspirations are failing to yield satisfactions despite attaining the precious elements on their journey. The description of the items they retrieved from the cave resembles the narration of the outlook of the house of the blue bearded men where murders took place. The opulence in the rooms excited the visitors. Their reactions resemble the accounts of the greedy men in the blue tale after visualizing the room containing the sapphires.
The story’s exploration of the mischievous actions of men has a connection with the recounts in Fitcher’s Bird German Tale. Grimm and Wilhelm illuminate the men looking for precious resources through the action of a poor man looking for pretty girls. In the Fitcher’s Bird story, the act is weird because the man has instable urge to kills the pretty girls. The tendency resembles the weird behavior of the merchants of convincing a woman to support their cause only to hold her as a slave. In both narrations, the men promise the women gratitude but mistreat them in the long term. In Fitcher’s Bird, the poor man lures the pretty women to death, but at the beginning, her promises love (Grimm and Wilhelm 1). The claim to offer love replicates the promise of the merchant to the woman who led them to the cave. The depiction of such actions by the authors reaffirms the theme of greed. The men are taking advantage of their suitors to the extent of interfering with her life. They are not interested in sharing love, but they focus on their interest. Just as the poor man in Fitcher’s Bird is willing to risk just to fulfill the immoral desire is the same way the merchant use the woman in the fairy tale.
Mar. Fox English Fairytale
According to Jacob (3) the story Mr. Fox, English Fairy Tales explores the interaction between a man and a pretty woman. The character acts disgustful in the quest for a company of the woman. The action results in an attempt to murder the woman. The narration exemplifies the behavior of merchants in the Blue Tale. Mr. Fox’s and the merchant’s agendas are deceptive. They both exploit women in their quest for happiness. The manner the merchants confront their adversaries expresses the implication of greed. According to Jacobs (2), in the tale of Mr. Fox, the urge to kill women lead to his tribulations (Jacobs 2). The previous success cannot apply in the case of the pretty woman. Even though the objective is murder, he pursues the woman cunningly. The merchants also unite in action through candour and such connects to the response of the lovers in the story Mr. Fox. The writer presents an account of the interaction as fruitful at the beginning before their decision to try to kill the woman. The purpose of the author is summing up the motive of the men in the form of a story. The rhetoric technique exploited in the presentation connects different scenes of the play to the same agenda of immorality in the Blue Tale. In both stories, the commitments manifest as loyalty. In the story Blue Tale, the greed to acquire motivates the men to liaise with the woman in a common cause. They are willing to risk live in the same way lovers defy the odds to advance their objective. In the fairy tale of Mr. Fox, he disguises as a lover willing to risk everything to attain his mission.