The Princess Bride by William Goldman

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What is the culture (different levels of society and climate) in The Princess Bride?

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In William Goldman's The Princess Bride, we have a European Renaissance-era city-state of Florin, a monarchy ruled by Prince Humperdink.  It is a largely agrarian, feudal system economy with a stratified social class system.  There is the king on top, followed by nobles and military advisers.  Near the bottom are peasants, pirates, and other such underclassmen (an albino torturer).  Even below that are creatures who live in the fireswamp, ROUSes (Rodents of Unusual Size).

Within the novel there are divisions in the relationships.  Buttercup is clearly in a higher social class than the...

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