Open Access Thesis
Isolation (Philosophy)--Fiction; Captivity--Fiction;
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
Master of Arts
Department of Languages and Literatures
1 PDF file (iii, 115 pages)
2014 - Anita Ellen Schuck
Schuck, Anita Ellen, "Solitary" (2014). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 126.