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The motif To die and go to heaven in HCA : The Court Cards (1869)
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The motif To die and go to heaven in HCA : The Court Cards (1869)

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See also Belief in reunion with the dead, Intermediate state, Resurrection, The concept of the soul's account of good and evil being settled after death, Transformation

Keywords:

Death, faith, bliss, life, soul, mercy, angel

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"Now we are riding the red horse, higher than the clouds. This is the way it behooves Kings and Queens to go. And this is the way it behooves their Knaves to follow."

Comment on this quote: Little William has lit candles in the paper castle, in which the court cards are. Their "death" and the fire is thus caused by something natural and trivial. Nevertheless this fire-death is related to several other tales. See the motif To die and go to heaven.
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