The White Stag Social Sensitivity

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Seredy's story of The White Stag clearly appeals to Hungarian patriotism and may well have been conceived in response to her longing for her homeland after she immigrated to America.

Seredy takes obvious pride in her heritage and weaves several myths and legends together into a heroic romance celebrating the vision that led the early Hungarian tribes to found a new home in the Danube basin. This epic journey, however, is not accomplished without considerable violence and bloodshed. In many ways, this epic can be seen as glorifying war and nationalism, as much as heroism and patriotism. In Seredy's account, the gentle Magyar is forgotten, and the focus instead is on the brutal Bendeguz and his son Attila. Although Seredy's themes revolve around violent conquest, her treatment of the subject matter is discreet and not inappropriate for children.

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