This thesis is a novella highlighting the struggle many religious individuals face to maintain a faith with or without physical props and boundaries, and why some people voluntarily live with pharisaical rules that make it harder to reside in the modern world. Maid for Man is the story of Caty, a young woman brought up by the strict conservatism of a combined church and homeschool group, who, after marrying a man and discovering he has no physical interest in her, must decide whether or not to divorce him, even though her family and community believe divorce is an excommunicable sin.
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
English; Creative Writing
Arts and Humanities -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Humanities
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Kelly, Elyse, "Maid for Man" (2013). HIM 1990-2015. 1825.