Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in English
The following thesis is an excerpt from a novel depicting Caleb Warring and his employer, Mr. Phineas Pruitt, in their business of running a funeral home. It’s been a year since Caleb started working for Mr. Pruitt and since the bodies they had been embalming and preparing started coming back to life. After researching and careful planning, the two decide to embark on a trip to discover the solution to their problem, accompanied by Caleb’s best friend and Mr. Pruitt’s sister. Through the technique of agential constellations, the use of the uncanny, and a distinction between horror and terror, this novel explores what it means to die and how to connect with people in the midst of grief and loss.
dying, agential constellations, funeral homes, horror, terror, uncanny
© Sarah E. Lewis
Lewis, Sarah E., "Preparations" (2023). MSU Graduate Theses. 3825.
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