AuthorBoesel, Jordan Elizabeth
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis creative fiction thesis has developed and grown from the original idea that happened over a year and a half ago when this project was the first to assigned. Showcased as a collection of short stories in the form of fairy tale adaptations that concentrate heavily in the elements of character development as well as threading plots. Each of these stories focuses on and develops the idea of fairy tales alongside psychosocial disorders. As a writer, I challenged myself to write what I did not know—in this case, mental health disorders—and present them in a way where my primary interest of adaptions could be used. Within each of these stories, I have attempted to focus on fundamental elements of craft using personality traits and quirks that are associated with each well-known fairytale character as well as the psychological disorder attributed to them to prompt a discussion about mental health awareness in fiction. These stories are not meant to be serious—though the themes within them are of the utmost seriousness—instead it was my goal to keep the feel of them as lighthearted as possible to counter balance the graveness of the topic.
Degree ProgramHonors College