Mythological consciousness of John Fowles


The humanitarian research of the 20th century displayed special interest in the activation of myth in the artistic consciousness of a creative personality. This aspect is relevant for the prose of John Fowles. In Fowles’ articles there is a genuine interest in natural history and natural world of Green England. The writer introduces the image of Robin Hood into this conceptosphere, treating him as an archetype of a Fair Robber who finds his dwelling in the forests of the "Green Island". In Fowles’ works this myth becomes a certain worldview, balancing man and the Universe.

Key words: 

John Fowles, myth, Green Island, the Ebony Tower, the Robin Hood Forest.

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