Defense Date

2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

English

First Advisor

Tom De Haven

Abstract

This thesis is a portion of a novel manuscript. The novel is tentatively titled The Better World Movement. These thirteen chapters introduce the reader to the main character, Smith Anderson, who is banished from his dream college after the first semester of his freshman year. Forced to start again at a different college, Smith becomes close with his roommates, meets a girl, and begins assisting an ethically ambiguous professor. When the professor implements troublesome social experiments on the student body, Smith and his friends must reconcile the mistakes of their pasts and decided what is best for the world as they know it—transparency, or improvement at great cost.

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Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

5-8-2017

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