Theses and Dissertations

Title

Brothers

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Hagenston, Becky

Committee Member

Spain, Andrea

Committee Member

Kardos, Michael P.

Date of Degree

5-9-2015

Original embargo terms

MSU Only Indefinitely

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Campus Access Only

Major

Creative Writing

Degree Name

Master of Arts

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of English

Abstract

Brothers is a novel about Evan Floyd, a twenty-one year old college student who battles alcoholism, and his attempt to track down whoever injured his twin brother, Will. Evan meets Rolando Villanueva, a star on the local high school soccer team and the half-brother of Victor Villanueva, the man who hospitalized Will. The novel’s chapters alternate focal characters, as the novel’s first chapter employs a third-person, limited omniscient point of view with Evan as the focal character. The story remains in a third-person, limited omniscient point of view in the chapters where Rolando acts as the focal character. In addition to these two points of view, Edison Floyd, Evan and Will’s father, acts as a third focal character during a flashback sequence. The critical introduction for the novel examines how the focalization functions throughout the text.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/20609

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