The Goose Girl (Books of Bayern) Themes & Motifs

Hale, Shannon
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Personal Identity

Ani’s journey is all about building her personal sense of identity and accepting her individuality for what it is. Once Ani embraces her future, either as a goose girl or a queen, she is able to find herself.

First, it is important to establish that Ani has very little sense of her personal identity while she is living in Kildanree. Not only does she spend her young years with her aunt instead of her parents, she is raised isolated from her siblings and told to view workers as people to delegate, not to befriend. She is denied access to the animals and forced to act as the queen her mother expects her to be. As she grows older, Ani wants nothing but to prove to the queen that she is a worthy crown princess. However, Ani fails at this because she is trying to...

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