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Buffy and the heroine's journey : vampire slayer as feminine chosen one

Author: Valerie Estelle Frankel
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Television's Buffy the Vampire Slayer represents the heroine's journey. This study explores how Buffy blends 1990s girl power and the path of the warrior woman with mythic traditions. It chronicles her descent into death and subsequent return. Buffy experiences the classic heroine's quest, ascending to protector and queen in this timeless metaphor for growing into adulthood"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie Estelle Frankel
ISBN: 9780786467921 0786467924
OCLC Number: 752073190
Description: ix, 226 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The hero's and heroine's journey --
Departing the ordinary world-the film --
Refusing the call, accepting the call --
Allies and enemies --
Angel/angelus --
Embracing the shadow: faith --
The rewards of growing up --
Terrible mother, powerless father --
More allies, more enemies --
Lover/beast --
The powerful feminine --
Season six and the pain of return --
Leading the next generation --
Downfall in season eight --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Valerie Estelle Frankel.

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"Television's Buffy the Vampire Slayer represents the heroine's journey. This study explores how Buffy blends 1990s girl power and the path of the warrior woman with mythic traditions. It chronicles her descent into death and subsequent return. Buffy experiences the classic heroine's quest, ascending to protector and queen in this timeless metaphor for growing into adulthood"--Provided by publisher.

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