I hadn't realised that the Bluebeard figure has turned up in DC Comics (the ones who have produced Superman/Batman et al) under the Fables label - plus the figure appears to be on the gaming forums too, reimagined as a mafiaesque boss who tortures and kills. I will have to research this deeper. It is interesting how the old monsters have resurfaced in a different way - via the internet etc.
I think I have the bare bones of it down now - I need to find quotes and references. Plus ::: I have ditched the Eugenides book and have swapped one Winterson book for another('Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit') and reread Atwood Bluebeard's Egg'. I need to know whaere I am going with this and the path isn't clear at the moment. I need to make the arguement stand up through out and I think I have seen too much of it at the moment.
Edit ::: I found a brilliant academic essay on Jeanette Winterson and 'Oranges'/'Bluebeard' from 'The Oxford Journal Online - 25 pages long! Guess I will be heading to the local college library tomorrow.