Year of Graduation
MFA: Children’s Book Writing and Illustrating
Dr. Elizabeth Dulemba
This thesis provides insight on the psychoanalysis of fairy tales, namely the Grimm fairy tale, “The Little Brother and Sister.” The critical analysis defines theories about the human mind popularized by Sigmund Freud and especially Carl Jung. Modern psychologist Paul Moxnes applies Jung’s theories about character archetypes in fairy tales to his modern study about “deep roles” which solidifies the important relationship between human psychology, fairy tales, and fairy tale retellings. With a deeper understanding of the psychological implications of character archetypes, the creative retelling portion of this thesis rewrites the old version of the brother and sister characters from “The Little Brother and Sister” into characters that demonstrate agency and self-empowerment in a graphic novel retelling titled Wylder and Wynona.
Pannell, Abigail W., "Wylder and Wynona: A Graphic Novel Retelling of the Grimm's Fairy Tale "The Little Brother and Sister"" (2023). Children's Book Writing and Illustrating (MFA) Theses, Hollins University. 15.
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