Crime and Morality: The Role of Individual Circumstance in Creating Moral Boundaries

Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Liberal Studies

Organizational Unit

University College, Arts and Culture Management


Arts and Culture

First Advisor

Jennifer Itell


Crime and morality in fiction, Morality, George Saunders, Farce


Character Research is a short story that explores a robbery at a grocery store through the eyes of both the perpetrator and the victim. By delving deep into two separate close third-person perspectives, the story is able to examine criminality through a subjective, individual perspective, instead of through Western society's traditionally held conceptions of right and wrong. The analysis essay investigates how criminality can be understood through a subjective, rather than an objective, lens, which is illustrated by short story fiction primarily written by George Saunders. The conclusions produced by the analysis essay encourage writers and readers to continue looking at conceptions of right and wrong through an individualized lens.

Publication Statement

Copyright is held by the author. Permanently suppressed.

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