Frances Hodgson Burnett`s The Secret Garden (1911) is a narrative of Mary`s quest which follows a similar narrative type of the fairy tale, "Sleeping beauty." Like the prince in "Sleeping Beauty," Mary passes through an overgrown ivy-covered doorway. After arriving at Misselthwaite Manor, Mary discovers a key and an ivy-covered door that leads to the secret garden which is near dead. She crosses the threshold to the secret garden and consequently awakes the Craven men, Archibald Craven and Colin Craven. Arhcibald Craven`s sorrow and despair have caused him and his son, Colin to become the target of a curse and so they have both fallen into a deep and dark sleep. This continues until Mary arrives at Misselthwaite Manor and awakes them. She saves Colin and Archibald, as well as the garden, with the help of Mrs. Sowerby, Ben, Dickon and Lilias` spirit which has existed therein ever since her death. Mary is instrumental in discovering and saving the secret garden though there are others who help. Mary, as a seeker, finds the lost key and door to the garden, crosses its threshold, awakes the sleeping center and bring it to life. Moreover, her self develops to the point of transcending ego-centrism; helping to give life to the people of Misselthwaite Manor. Thus, in the last scene in which Colin and Archibals, heads held high, stride across the lawn to the manor, Mary excludes herself, as she chooses to stay at the center of the garden; the locus of feminine energy. The manor depends on the garden; the center of which Mary exists in.