Page 30 - Detail of daisies

Page 30 – boy who was sick

Kelley Smoot  Austin, Texas

With this page, Princess April launches fearlessly into performing her first good deed.

Page 30 - detail of daisies

Page 30 – detail of daisies

With little dialog — again Letitia’s art imitating the silent film motifs she knew so well – the scene is established in a classic monomyth’s Initiation cycle:

“The road of trials is a series of tests, tasks, or ordeals that the person must undergo to begin the transformation. Often … these tests … occur in threes.”1

Clearly a good deed is to Princess April,

Page 30 - a new illumination of Princess April

Page 30 – a new illumination of Princess April

what trials are to Harry Potter – each is an act to temper and hone the hero’s or heroine’s mettle, all so that they can complete the monomyth cycle.

Until next week dear readers….

 

1From the Wikipedia entry for Monomyth.

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