The Resource Turbulent times : epic fantasy in adolescent literature, by Karie Crawford

Turbulent times : epic fantasy in adolescent literature, by Karie Crawford

Label
Turbulent times : epic fantasy in adolescent literature
Title
Turbulent times
Title remainder
epic fantasy in adolescent literature
Statement of responsibility
by Karie Crawford
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This thesis is a development of the theories presented by Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, and Bruno Bettelheim concerning archetypes, the anima/animus concept, the Hero Cycle, and identity development through fairy tales. I argue that there are vital rites of passage missing in Anglo-Saxon culture, and while bibliotherapy cannot replace them, it can help adolescents synthesize their experiences. The theories of Jung, Campbell, and Bettelheim demonstrate this concept by defining segments of the story and how they apply to the reader. Because of the applicability, readers, despite their age, can use the examples in the book to help reconcile their own experiences and understand life as it relates to them
  • The works I examine include J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, Orson Scott Card's Alvin Maker series, J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea trilogy, and David Eddings' Belgariad. Though it is impossible to test the effects of reading such works on readers, the possibility of those effects exists. Bettelheim's work, The Uses of Enchantment, discusses similar themes and he provides scientific support through his use of anecdotal evidence. Following his example, I have tried to include evidence from my own life that exemplifies the effect reading epic fantasy has had on me
  • The aspects of epic fantasy in relation to going through adolescence I examine include the concept of responsibility and its relation to progress and maturity; gaining a social identity; and reconciling oneself to the dark side within and without, in society. These aspects are found within the superstructure of the Hero Cycle and the actions and motivations of the characters--archetypes--within the cycle. They are also present in real life and necessary concepts to understand to be accepted into society as a mature contributor
Cataloging source
UPB
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2002
Granting institution
Brigham Young University. Dept. of English
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
Label
Turbulent times : epic fantasy in adolescent literature, by Karie Crawford
Link
http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd41
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 67-69)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
vii, 69 p.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn370618514
Label
Turbulent times : epic fantasy in adolescent literature, by Karie Crawford
Link
http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd41
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 67-69)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
vii, 69 p.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn370618514

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