Veteran : a narrative nonfiction account of a warrior's journey toward healing

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dc.contributor.advisor Masse, Mark H., 1952- Howell, Marshall Z. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- en_US 2011-06-09T15:35:07Z 2011-06-09T15:35:07Z 2010 en_US 2010
dc.identifier LD2489.Z84 2010 .H68 en_US
dc.description Access to thesis and accompanying PDF permanently restricted to Ball State community only
dc.description.abstract This creative project focuses on the life story of a Marine Corps veteran who was left permanently disabled in 1969 after being wounded in the Vietnam War. The extended profile of this war veteran uses established techniques of literary journalism. These include background immersion and saturation reporting (extended conversational interviews with subject, artifact studies, detailed historical accuracy, digressional medical and geographical explanations, reviews of contemporary third-person accounts), sensory and status details, characterization (subjective physical and personality observations), dialogue, scene-by-scene structure (plot) and an emphasis on creating a “dual subjectivity” (symbolism, allusion) to establish an enlightenment factor that broadens the reader’s worldview on the subject. The story opens in media res to explore the source’s life as a disabled veteran before using digression and reworked chronology to “flashback” to his war experiences. By using these techniques, the researcher has striven to inform and enlighten the reader about the struggles and triumphs of a disabled American veteran.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Journalism
dc.description.tableofcontents Literature review -- Methodology -- Body of project : Fire in the belly.
dc.format.extent v, 132 p. : digital, PDF file + 1 PDF file (310 Kb) en_US
dc.source CardinalScholar 1.0 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Disabled veterans -- United States -- Biography en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Soldiers -- United States -- Biography
dc.subject.lcsh Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American
dc.subject.lcsh Creative nonfiction, American
dc.subject.other United States. Marine Corps -- Biography en_US
dc.title Veteran : a narrative nonfiction account of a warrior's journey toward healing en_US
dc.type Creative project (M.A.), 6 hrs. en_US Thesis (M.A.) en_US
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