Eternal rest : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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Authors
Fish, Casey R.
Peat, Eric C.
Advisor
Powell, Jason A.
Issue Date
2010
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Thesis (B.?.)
Department
Honors College
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Abstract

THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW HISTORY ARE DESTINED TO REPEAT IT...The words of Edmund Burke ring true in Eternal Rest. Paul Barnes was never close to his father. When he loses him, however, he begins down a spiraling path of destruction and redemption. But the path leads Paul back to where he started, and he finds himself caught in a never-ending battle with time in an attempt to correct his course.Do you ever wonder if you were never supposed to be here, like you're missing out on something somewhere else? Paul Barnes did. Will he break the fatal cycle or fall into eternal despair?Eternal Rest is a short story I co-authored with fellow Honors student, friend, and roommate Eric Peat. It addresses several concepts of existentialism — reality, acceptance, eternal recurrence, and death — that we drew from some of our Honors classes at Ball State and explores them in narrative form. The story also gave Eric and me a chance to experiment with a concept that has always fascinated both of us: time travel.