In Dim Lighting: A Collection of Short Stories and Essays

Open Access
Author:
Baldassari, Samantha Rose
Area of Honors:
English
Degree:
Bachelor of Arts
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Elizabeth Nicole Kadetsky, Thesis Supervisor
  • Xiaoye You, Honors Advisor
Keywords:
  • Creative writing
  • fiction
  • short stories
  • nonfiction
  • essay
Abstract:
This thesis consists of a selection of short stories that explore themes of identity and self-discovery. The title of the collection “In Dim Lighting” references the various protagonists of these pieces who all seem to be denying a key component of their identities. These stories, written in the literary style, chronicle the struggle of young adulthood while invoking many coming-of-age themes.