Bachelor of Arts
According to JRR Tolkien in his essay "On Fairy-Stories," fantasy stories and storytelling are important universal aspects to humanity. This two-part project explores the use of female archetypes in the fantasy genre as an example of their importance. For part one, various pieces of fantasy literature were read to gain a closer understanding of the scope of each author's style, worldbuilding, and use of female characters. Then a creative piece of three fantasy short stories in the fantasy genre were written to shed light on various aspects of the female experience. For part two, a critical analysis essay was written that discusses each story's creation in detail and explains how fantasy and archetypes influence our views of women and the female experience.
Johnson, Madelynn, ""I Am No Man": The Importance of Female Archetypes in Fantasy" (2022). Honors Theses. 105.