Main content

Two Good Men: a Novella

Show full item record

Title: Two Good Men: a Novella
Author: Doherty, Sean
Department: School of English and Theatre Studies
Program: Creative Writing
Advisor: Gibb, Camilla
Abstract: Two Good Men is a novella that considers the relationship between judgement and perception, as seen through the lens of a neuroscience student named Tom. Written in first-person present tense, the novella leads the reader through the distortions of Tom’s beliefs about two men: a full-hearted but lost man named Salim, and an erudite but selfish man named Lawrence. By examining the discrepancies between how a character appears and their more authentic selves, the novella plays with the question of what it means to be good — and also highlights the sinister consequences of judgement, as harboured by Tom. Partly an homage to urban fiction, and to the city of Toronto, this work draws on the intimate to elucidate a larger rumination on connection in a fragmented world and the value of seeing others more clearly and authentically.
Date: 2017-08
Terms of Use: All items in the Atrium are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.

Files in this item

Files Size Format View Description
Doherty_Sean_201708_MFA.pdfuntranslated 430.7Kb PDF View/Open Thesis Submission - Sean Doherty

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record