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dc.contributor.advisorMozina, Andrew, 1963-
dc.contributor.authorMoran, Lauren M.
dc.description.abstractMy project approaches storytelling from the age-old tradition of folktales. I think that folktales have this element of magic that keeps them alive. What I mean is that these stories have somehow managed to survive for thousands of years; they have been passed from mouth to ear to ink and still hold such incredible insight into the human condition. Amazingly, people have been struggling all this time with the same issues. Elements of folklore have woven themselves into the characters I have created and the worlds in which they live. The characters struggle to find meaning in their lives and grapple with personal relationships, expectations, and death. Some of the stories place the characters in relatively extraordinary circumstances and in settings that could only occur in a folktale. The characters, however, must deal with very true problems while learning to negotiate the environment in which they inhabit. Other stories in this collection focus less on the external locations but more on internal feelings, with subtle references to folktales and common motifs found in them.en_US
dc.description.sponsorship80 p.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College English Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. English.;
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder. All rights reserved.
dc.titleThe World Insideen_US
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