Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Pixiepalace: Imaginary Exploration in Babymouse

Here's something that escaped my (and Google's) notice: an incredibly thoughtful (and complimentary) article at Pixiepalace called, "Imaginary Exploration in Babymouse." She muses on ideas of gender identity in Babymouse, not-so-happy fairy tales, and with which character in a story a reader identifies:

It is quite interesting that this character, and these authors, understood that it is possible to identify with the hunters, the monster and the victims, often all at the same time, especially when you are a child. I can’t think of a single other book that does this, although I am sure that they must exist (possibly the Calvin and Hobbes comic strips).

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