This thesis examines the use of the earth goddess figure in John Varley's Gaean Trilogy (1979-1984). In the figure of Gaea (Varley's alien goddess villain), the reader is presented with a host of popular culture feminine archetypes with connotations connected to the long-standing tradition of associating femininity and materiality, and Varley's literary examination, operating through the exaggeration of these archetypes, displays their essential flaws.
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- Partial requirement for: M.A., Arizona State University, 2012Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 37-38)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: English