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When the Huntsman goes after Snow White, he is attacked by a wild boar and knocked off the cliff into the forest below.
But the Huntsman refuses to kill Snow White, tells her that the Queen wants her dead, and orders her to flee as far away from the kingdom as she can. The Huntsman is a nameless hunter who is a solitary recluse, raised by wolves.
He considers the wolves to be his true family, and is greatly saddened by the deaths of animals. He is considered by the Evil Queen Regina the perfect assassin, and is hired to kill Snow White , though he spares her for selflessness. When he offers the Queen a stag's heart instead, she realizes she has been tricked and tears out the Huntsman's heart, keeping it in her vault and using it to make him her slave. The Prince asks him to assist him, but he states he cannot leave and not to let the sacrifice of his heart be in vain.
When Emma Swan arrives, he is one of the few residents who go against Regina, making her his deputy. He and Emma are attracted to each other, though he has a secret sexual relationship with Regina, which Emma later discovers, feeling betrayed and disgusted.
As he experiences flashbacks of his previous life, he seeks advice from Henry Mills, who tells him of his story.
After Graham is unable to locate his heart, he ends his relationship with Regina and starts a new relationship with Emma, regaining his lost memories in the process. However, Regina crushes his heart and he dies in Emma's arms, shortly after thanking Emma for helping him remember who he truly was. Eric is a huntsman whose wife, Sara, was seemingly killed while he was fighting in a war.
The Huntsman tracks down Snow White, but when Finn reveals that Ravenna does not actually have the power to do what she promised, the Huntsman fights him and his men while Snow White runs away. Snow White here is not the innocent little girl but a very hungry vampire that feeds off her father and stepmother as well as local townspeople. One questions here Snow White's purity since, as a vampire, she is now the penetrator, penetrating her victim--and capturing patriarchy--with her fangs as evidenced by the bite marks on her father's penis.
In some cases an act of auto-protection the Queen looks to the male figure for affirmation of her self-worth and currency in the marketplace of male desire. In Carmen Boullosa's Mexico, short story "Blancanieves"10, the forester admits to having disobeyed and tricked the Queen because of his love for Blancanieves.
This cannibalism is the physical embodiment of the Queen's desire to recapture what she has lost: her youthful beauty. Interestingly, in the film Snow White and the Huntsmen the Queen literally sucks the life out of young beautiful women so that she can remain youthful reminiscent of the stories surrounding the Bloody Countess Elizabeth Bathory.
The Queen presents such a threat to other women that there is a whole tribe of women you purposely disfigure their faces with scars so that they may be safe from the Queen killing them for their beauty.
It seems to be inevitable that the characterization of the Queen is achieved primarily through language and in relation to the Other--insisting on the social structures that mediate her personal awareness of her self, body and sexuality and its value in her context.
Her social environment makes her think she is expendable in order to be able to continue to control her female sexuality because the fact that she is no longer virginal nor impregnable, there are no social markers that prohibit her from having sexual encounters for pleasure and not being physically pregnancy, broken hymen or socially accountable. In addition, the fact that the Queen does not have any biological children of her own makes her more evil, more monstrous, because she has not fulfilled this predetermined female biological role and been, thusly, marked by the phallocentric coding of the female body by the male.
When her child is stillborn she suffers a psychological break and reverts to her knowledge of magic to kill the King and Snow White--the forces that are to blame for her losses. Nevertheless, metaphorically, the mirror is the element that condemns the Queen because: authority remains vested in the male voice [or also the male desire] of approval in the mirror; the standard by which both mother and daughter are judged resides outside themselves, so that neither can claim true authorship.
The Queen's prescribed role, that she is predestined to fill, is to exist as the contrast to Snow White, even though both are entrapped by the same restrictive concept of idealized feminine beauty.
For the Queen, within the traditional patriarchal context of the fairy tale, there is no other conclusion for feminine sexuality other than death or perversity. There also exists a construction of a narrative of female desire in some of these revisions. These anxieties are verbalized by her mirror. In recent filmic adaptations the mirror takes on a more centralized "role": in Mirror, Mirror the Queen's mirror is located in a separate dimension while in Snow White and the Huntsmen the mirror is a shiny copper plate that dissolves to form a three dimensional figure and in Snow White: The Fairest of them All the Queen is not subject to a mirror but rather to a room of wall-to-wall floor to ceiling mirrors.
However, in the television series Once Upon a Time Regina's mirror in Storybrooke is an actual persona that she is able to manipulate to her own needs. What seems to emerge in these revisions are alternate and multiple perspectives on the same fairy tale but still seemingly centred on the feminine question of beauty and social worth. As a result, the mirror metaphor extends to also affect the interpretation of the text by further emphasizing the concept of alterity—one looks at the mirror not only to see how one looks to others but also to assess how one may be judged by the prejudices and preconceptions of others.
On the other hand, the male figures blame their inadequacies on either the magical potion or spell that the Queen forces him to ingest. Yet, they are not sexually objectified as the Queen, and it is only the Queen that is defined as a being to be sexually used by others.
In both Once Upon a Time and "Blancanieves" the Queen speaks of her escape from the land of enchantment as her only way out. Regina admits that the only way to escape her own "evil" mother is to leave the fairy tale world altogether.
This becomes her only form of escape from the reality that predestines her to not being accepted as she is by her love and even by her own mother. But are these "absent" males the real monsters of this story?
Do they not form the ever powerful value system that feeds the insecurities of the older Queen that she must fight to remain valuable within this phallocentric order? Notes 1 Amie A. Anne C. Herrmann and Abigail J. Signs New York: Avon Books, Austin: University of Texas Press, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, Knopf, ]. Bibliography Bacchilega, Cristina. Bettelheim, Bruno.
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