The Daughters of Sycorax is a science fiction reimagining of Shakespeare's The Tempest with a focus on mother-daughter connections in their various forms. With classic science fiction elements, this novel examines the responsibilities of forced motherhood, the desire to be independent and a mother, and the effect of a mother's independence on her daughter. Using a poisoned planet and space stations as a framework for worldbuilding, The Daughters of Sycorax tells the story of Speara Saragossa, a famous actress on prosperous Milanstation, who has used her talent and beauty to ascend to the station's highest levels only to be forced out of her career now that she is a mother. When she publicly speaks out against the station's Mother Laws, she sets in motion a series of events leading her and her daughter to crash land on the planet's surface. Blinded and consumed with revenge and a desire for a better life for her daughter, Speara plots revenge. The Daughters of Sycorax aims to examine the frustrations, confusions, sorrows, and joys of motherhood while using a classic revenge story structure.
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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
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Masters Thesis (Campus-only Access)
Dye, Wendy, "The Daughters of Sycorax" (2023). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2020-. 1552.
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