Abstract

Mistress of the Maze is a novel interrogating the ideas of heroism celebrated in ancient Greek mythology through the lens of two kinds of characters not often given a voice in these myths. A retelling of the Minotaur, the maze, and Theseus, the novel follows a young Ariadne as she struggles to find her place among a family of heroes. As she grows up, she must navigate the grief of losing those she loves, the gradual and seemingly inevitable unraveling of her family, and the many kinds of heroism presented to her—and find true heroism where she least expects it. But in order to save anyone, she must first decide what real heroism means and act on it herself. Even if it means giving up everything she knows and loves to do so.

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Graduation Date

2020

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Peynado, Brenda

Degree

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

College

College of Arts and Humanities

Department

English

Degree Program

Creative Writing

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0007997; DP0023137

URL

https://purls.library.ucf.edu/go/DP0023137

Language

English

Release Date

May 2025

Length of Campus-only Access

5 years

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Campus-only Access)

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