Fun Home


Alison Bechdel

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The Bechdel Family Home

The design of the Bechdels’ old, Gothic Revival house that Bruce is obsessed with restoring and furnishing itself becomes a symbol for the artificial way that Bruce constructs his life. Alison compares the house to…

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Daedalus, Icarus, and the Minotaur

Alison uses two Greek myths involving Daedalus as allegories for what life is like growing up with Bruce as a father. The first myth is that of Daedulus and the Minotaur, in which Daedulus was…

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