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dc.contributor.advisor Brkic, Courtney Collins, Christina
dc.creator Collins, Christina 2015-04-28 2015-08-19T12:46:16Z 2020-04-28T06:44:49Z 2015-08-19
dc.description This work was embargoed by the author and will not be publicly available until April 2030. en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis is a novella that imagines the inner and outer turmoil that would result from a society without reflections—a country where all specular materials are banned and where young people don’t know what their own faces look like. Blending dystopian, psychological, and folkloric elements, the novella draws on two classic narratives about mirrors—Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “The Lady of Shalott” and the Grimms’ “Little Snow- White”—to pose a what-if scenario that takes current trends in mirror dependence and “mirror fasting” and inflates them to extremes, providing a new lens for understanding the mental and societal ramifications of physical ideals.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject fiction en_US
dc.subject novella en_US
dc.subject mirrors en_US
dc.subject fairy tales en_US
dc.subject Snow White en_US
dc.subject dystopia en_US
dc.title The Law of Mirrors en_US
dc.type Thesis en Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing en_US Master's en Creative Writing en George Mason University en

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