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Title: How are dragons presented in children's literature?
Authors: Marsh, Philippa
Keywords: Dragons
Children's literature
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: © P. Marsh
Abstract: This study looks at the portrayal of dragons in children's literature and to a lesser extent, the effect on the child reader. Beginning with the origins of dragons in myths, legends, folk-tales and chapbooks, these early origins were examined to see how much they influenced later dragons in the twentieth century. Being mythical creatures, the reasons behind their origin have particular significance to how they are regarded. This produced the stereotype of the evil monster but also the incredible power that dragons are perceived to possess. The variety of dragons in fairy-tales is also discussed. The three main areas examined in twentieth century literature are: the domestication of the dragon, dragons in fantasy and finally the psychological impact of dragons on children. [Continues.]
Description: A Master's Dissertation. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Arts at Loughborough University.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/27401
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