Date of Award

Spring 5-2018

Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Creative Writing



Major Professor

John Gery

Second Advisor

Kay Murphy

Third Advisor

Dr. Peter Schock


This journey based narrative inspired by the traditional narrative of the Major Arcana cards in the tarot, centers on The Fool and his interactions with the rest of the Major Arcana. The Fool’s journey centers on memory, regaining personal power, admitting and accepting weakness, and creating a personal place in relation to a larger world. This evolution throughout the journey is explored through detailed repeating imagery and symbols drawn from a mixture of traditional tarot imagery and the author’s personal image set created for this narrative.


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