Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Title

Solitary

Award/Availability

Open Access Thesis

Keywords

Isolation (Philosophy)--Fiction; Captivity--Fiction;

Abstract

This novella explores the themes of isolation and captivity. Millie Canfield feels isolated and held captive by her family. She dreams of freedom and beauty, only to see her attempts to achieve it repeatedly undone. She flees from family to marriage, only to experience isolation and captivity in a different form. She wants to be rescued, but she is oblivious to outside attempts to help. Millie also holds herself captive, torn between her perceived wants and obligations. She feels isolated, but she has isolated herself. When she at last achieves a measure of freedom, it is more a case of outlasting her prison than of actually escaping.

Date of Award

2014

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Languages and Literatures

First Advisor

Grant Tracey

Date Original

2014

Object Description

1 PDF file (iii, 115 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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