Mirrormask Questions - Mirrormask Questions 1 There is a point in Mirrormask when the mother appears in what had to that point appeared to be her

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Mirrormask Questions 1. There is a point in Mirrormask when the mother appears in what had, to that point, appeared to be her daughter’s dream and gently insisted that it was actually her dream, which it might have been, since she plays a significant role in it and it addresses problems she is having. How might the dream have been different if it were the father’s? Valentine’s? 2. Neil Gaiman said in an interview that he felt that patterns in myth such as the ones Joseph Campbell identified were restrictive for writers, but you can see the Quest structure in Helena’s journey. What elements of the Hero’s Journey, as articulated by Campbell, do you see here? In what ways does it depart from the pattern? (see below) 3. In a hospital scene when Helena tries to apologize to her mother, her mother ruefully repeats part of a little rhyme: “There was a little girl/ who had a little curl/ right in the middle of her forehead,/ and when she was good she was very, very good, / and when she was bad she was horrid.” (She
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Mirrormask Questions - Mirrormask Questions 1 There is a point in Mirrormask when the mother appears in what had to that point appeared to be her

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