Honors Theses

Author(s)

Rose A. Rucoba

Advisor

Albino Carrillo, M.F.A.

Department

English

Publication Date

4-1-2019

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Abstract

Every culture and religion around the world has different beliefs and theories about why humans die and whether or not there is something more beyond death. Authors such as Elizabeth Evans, Flannery O’Connor, and Stephanie Vaughn are three modern-day, impactful writers who have explored the themes of death and the afterlife in their own works. In response to these writers, I have completed a collection of four short stories and one novella that focuses on the themes of death and the afterlife. The stories are separate from each other and are told from different points of view, following a variety of characters as each struggles with the inevitability of death and the afterlife that follows. While each story is different and unique, as a whole, the collection portrays an array of different beliefs and perspectives on one of humanity’s biggest mysteries.

Permission Statement

This item is protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code) and may only be used for noncommercial, educational, and scholarly purposes

Disciplines

Creative Writing


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