Abstract

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.

Notes

If this is your thesis or dissertation, and want to learn how to access it or for more information about readership statistics, contact us at STARS@ucf.edu

Graduation Date

2023

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Kolaya, Chrissy

Degree

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

College

College of Arts and Humanities

Department

English

Degree Program

Creative Writing

Identifier

CFE0009514; DP0027518

URL

https://purls.library.ucf.edu/go/DP0027518

Language

English

Release Date

May 2028

Length of Campus-only Access

5 years

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Campus-only Access)

Restricted to the UCF community until May 2028; it will then be open access.

COinS