Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
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© Kira Mesman-Hallman 2014
These pieces were written as an exercise in examining how people, with all their idiosyncracies and differences in perception, can experience a single event in massively different ways. The headline for this story is simple. A young man on break from college comes out as gay to his best friend, and when his erotic feelings are unrequited their summer together falls apart. That is the story, but where is the truth? As I see it, the truth as we think of it is unobtainable. There is no one, perfect version of events that satisfactorily explains the hugely different reactions among the four characters that inhabit these stories. There are as many versions of the truth as there are people who experience it. Would you care to read and add another?
Mesman-Hallman, Kira, "The Way Things Were" (2014). CMC Senior Theses. 812.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.