This short story plays upon the myth of the water nymph, who out of love for a man gives up her previous existence and becomes mortal. Traumatized women, especially, often experience love in this tension of devotion and self-sacrifice. The text plays with a metaphorical language bordering lyricism and kitsch, it plays with exaggerated notions of love and projections and culminates in an ending which is predictable yet deviates from the myth.
"The Heart of Undine: The Im/Possibility to Love Under Water,"
Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women's & Gender Studies: Vol. 3:
1, Article 5.
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