This thesis is the first 21 chapters (approximately 150 pages) of a novel, Good Patients, accompanied by a complete synopsis. Good Patients is a social satire which seeks to touch on the flaws of the American healthcare system and social media culture, and how these two intersect for many people. To prepare for writing, I spent my first semester completing a guided reading list and preparing the synopsis, both of which were approved by my thesis chair. While writing, I consulted several medical articles to make my work as accurate as possible. The novel explores the way social media demands constant performance, and the constant social and economic anxieties suffered by those who are already sick through satire and dark comedy.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
Mesler-Evans, Susan, "Good Patients" (2022). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 1172.