Demonstrates how Jim Henson’s film Labyrinth traces its ancestry to the dream vision genre exemplified by such medieval works as “Pearl” and The Divine Comedy, showing how the dream vision parallels and guides main character Sarah’s growth toward emotional maturity. Also addresses the way Sarah deals with the prospect of sexual maturity, rejecting a too-early adulthood.
"The Heart of the Labyrinth: Reading Jim Henson's Labyrinth as a Modern Dream Vision,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 28
, Article 7.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol28/iss1/7
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Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico • Postponed to: July 30 – August 2, 2021