Research paper

Classical Myth and Margaret Mahy's Young Adult Fiction

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Title
Classical Myth and Margaret Mahy's Young Adult Fiction
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Victoria University of Wellington
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This thesis investigates the importance of classical myth in the young adult fiction of Margaret Mahy. Mahy's novels are full of references to classical myths, both direct and indirect, in names of characters like Dido, Ovid, Ariadne or Hero; in storylines such as Flora's journey to the Underworld-like Viridian to rescue her cousin Anthea, strongly reminiscent of Demeter's rescue of Persephone from Hades, which take their inspiration from classical myth; in seemingly incidental references lik...

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Research paper
Date created
2010
Creator
Pohl, Michael
URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10063/1316
Related subjects
Mythology / New Zealand fiction / Children's literature

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