In the plot genotype of Puss-in-Boots, the Hero, the Youngest Son, who inherits Puss as a Humble Inheritance, requires an Angelic Double in order to win his life’s fortune. The role of the Angelic Double is to dispatch the Reluctant Hero and to go on ahead of him, carrying out tasks that the Reluctant Hero would find either difficult or impossible to do. In this way, the Angelic Double carries out the preparatory work that will allow the Hero to marry the Princess.
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