Shahrazad is noted for her story-telling to stave off death in the 1001 Arabian Nights. Similarly, Ava uses the creative process as a means for survival through recalling and rearranging her life's memories. Ava's re-situation in the impending face of death enables her to create a feminine self which sets her apart from traditional male language. In order to complete this separation, she implements sexualized language, fragmentations and silences into her thought order. In utlllzing these approaches, Ava is able to derive meaning from her life and accept her death.
ReCupido '07, Amanda
"The Fight to Stay Alive: AVA and the Creative Process,"
1, Article 10.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/delta/vol2/iss1/10