Children in the storm

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Travis Eisenbise (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Michael Parker

Abstract: "In these six stories, I explore my belief that each of us, old or young, is constantly changing so much so that within a few years, we are hardly a reflection of our old selves. As children, we grow up under the shadow of an adult world. We are given a name and brought up in whatever environment we are born into. Decisions are made for us, and even the most creative expressions of our childhood are acted upon by an adult world. Likewise, as adults we are still subject to rules and regulations laid out by those mothers and fathers that have gone before us. I am most interested in the small, everyday moments in life where the child and adult world intersect. We are all, in a way, caught up in someone else's past decisions. Also, no one goes through life as a stagnant being. We all change. It is the one element of being alive that unites us all. In these stories, I use memory and the past as a tool to discover how each of these characters has changed and either submitted to, or broken free from the decisions placed upon them by other people. The storm is used in some pieces as a representation of the past and also the thing that unites everyone. The stories are told from many different perspectives in order to capture as many experiences as possible. Also, the stories contain elements of the fantastical in hopes of producing, for the reader, an effect of childhood creativity and innocence."--Abstract from author supplied metadata.

Additional Information

Publication
Thesis
Language: English
Date: 2007
Keywords
stories, childhood, adulthood, change