Graduation Year


Date of Submission


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Reader 1

Audrey Bilger

Reader 2

James Morrison

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© 2014 Marcel S. Hite


Hearts of Stone is about the power of friendship and love. Jamie and Spencer become very close friends after neutralizing a bully. Jamie is an only child and really wants a friend. Spencer is the youngest of a few children but the only child still left at home, which has turned rather tumultuous. In trying to process elementary school and the struggles of being 8 and 9 years old, they find comfort in each other. 20 years after Spencer's mom moves them away from Spencer's father, Jamie and Spencer reconnect at a mutual friend's wedding. It's like time hasn't passed. They catch up and it comes out that Jamie now identifies as gay. Spencer has been having trouble with relationships but self-identifies as straight. After a long night of talking and drinking, Jamie and Spencer end up sleeping together. Will Spencer be able to move past labels and accept his love for Jamie or will he close himself off to the only real love he's ever had?

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.