Puss in boots

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Puss in boots

The cat is loyal to his master but dishonest to achieve its purpose. It's clever to trick everyone and driven by ambition.

The youngest son of a miller inherits a cat from his father. At first, the youngest son feels disappointed since the eldest brothers get the mill and the mules. However, it isn't an ordinary cat: it can speak and asks him for pair of boots. In return it promises him a fortune. The cat plans to present gifts to the king for several months from its owner, the fictional Marquis of Carabas. One day, the king decided that he wanted his daughter to marry the cat's master. The cat persuades his master to get into a river without clothes and as the royal coach approaches, the cat calls for help. When the king stops, the cat tells him that the Marquis was bathing in the river when somebody stole his clothes. The king orders to bring the him from the river and tells him to sit in the coach with his daughter, who falls in love with him.The cat runs to order all the country folk in the way to tell the king that the land belongs to the "Marquis of Carabas". Then, the cat goes to a castle inhabited by an ogre who is capable of transforming into a number of creatures. The cat tricks the ogre, asking him to change into a mouse and then devours it. The king arrives at the castle and, impressed with the Marquis' welth, gives him the princess' hand in marriage. Thereafter, the cat enjoys life as a great lord in the castle with its master.

by Charles Perrault

Puss in Boots

Published in the compilation of tales 'Les Contes de ma mère l'Oye' ('Mother Goose Tales')

Puss in Boots published in 1697by Charles Perrault (1628-1703)

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Puss in boots


- Narrated in 3rd person singular (omniscient narrator) - Conflict: The cat has to convince the king that his master is the Marquis of Carabas, so it carries out a series of tricks to make him believe his master is the owner of a great fortune.-Parts of the story: Beginning- The miller's son inherits a cat which can speak and promises to make him rich.Development- The cat carries out a plan to make the king believe his owner is the Marquis of Carabas and marry the princess.Ending- The cat kills the ogre to keep the castle for his master and the king gives the princess' hand in marriage to the miller's son.

Components of the story

The ogre belongs to the nobility, lives in a castle and owns lands. He's despotic and cruel.

He's from a humble origin and has nothing but a cat he inherited from his father and with its help becomes a nobleman.

Marquis of Carabas

They belong to a humble family and inherit their father's most valuable belongings to continue with te family business.

Miller's sons


the king and the princess are greedy and only notice and care about the Miller's son when he pretends to be a nobleman



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