Lady of the Trillium Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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As with the Darkover series, the universe of the Black Trillium is an inviting world for the groups of fellow-travelers Bradley's work always seems to find. The archetypal, folkloric, and ecological elements in the novel are attractive to a wide readership which would also include those interested in Jungian and mythic approaches. The entire feminist reevaluation of what it means to be a witch, crone, or wise woman, would prompt animated discussion.

1. How does the "growing up" experience in Lady of the Trillium fit with what we know about real-life childhood and adolescence? In what ways is Mikayla going through a rather ordinary teen-ager's rebellion and search for identity?

2. How does Mikayla's character make her different, and more interesting, than the typical fairy tale princess of our tradition? Fiolon from the traditional hero or handsome prince?

3. How is the experience of aging and accepting one's own mortality presented...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Lady of the Trillium from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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