Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

Date of Award

Spring 2013

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Professional Writing (MAPW)



First Advisor

Dr. Aaron Levy

Second Advisor

Dr. Ralph T. Wilson


A screenplay. The story addresses the question whether or not a person should forgive someone who as caused them great heartache. The main character, Michael Phillips, loves his wife Kiera, but believes she is having an affair with his brother Tony. His jealousy consumes him and he abandons his wife and child. The story resumes several years later, after the death of Michael's father. As the story unfolds, Michael seeks to find the friend who betrayed him, make peace with his brother, and convince his wife to love him again.