Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
Kelli M. Prejean
The First Act is a creative thesis which explores the boundaries of biography and autobiography, fact and fiction, as the life of my mother, Deborah Wolfe, and my own, intersect in prose and drama. My purpose in writing this thesis was to examine and seek an understanding of my own relationship with the past and the present, as I explored the roots of my family history, specifically through the eyes of my mother, while using aspects of my family’s West Virginian and Mormon heritage. By reading the following story, you will, in a way, go on that journey with me and my mother, and will provide us with an audience to listen to the voice of the hidden feminine psyches found within my mother and within myself.
Mothers and daughters - Poetry.
Mothers and daughters - West Virginia.
Hunt, Angela, "The First Act" (2008). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 657.