Term of Award
Master of Arts in English (M.A.)
Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)
Department of Literature and Philosophy
Candy B. K. Schille
Committee Member 1
Committee Member 2
This paper concerns the attempt of the main character in The Penelopiad, Penelope, to create an intimate relationship with her reader. The failed relationships from Penelope’s childhood and early adulthood are examined. The paper then moves to a discussion of her creation of an intimate bond with her favorite maids and her consequent betrayal of them. The distance which exists among characters is also discussed.
Gibson, Dara, "Distance and Intimacy in Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad" (2009). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 941.