Date Thesis Awarded


Access Type

Honors Thesis -- Access Restricted On-Campus Only

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)




Jon Pineda

Committee Members

Francecsa Sawaya

Keith Johnson

Henry Hart


The inexplicably immortal Bobbi needs to recreate herself after leaving behind her last life. She moves through the American Midwest towards the southwest desert, unknowingly to where Jonah, another ancient immortal, lives. A little like a guide on how to destroy and then create an identity, it is also a recollection of her coming of age during the 19th century, and the initial realization of her immortality.

In a suburb in Arizona, Jeremiah is resisting the call to battle by a misguided old friend, also an ancient, who does not understand the limitations of modern life. Jeremiah is only one of many names from his past; like Bobbi, he has needed to relocate hundreds of times before. When the old friend finds him again, however, he is tired of running and constant change, and starts to reconcile his past to his present.

Within the present day, Bobbi tries to place herself within history and make meaning when she cannot make connections with others or change any uncertain events for the sake of her own survival. Unlike the times before, during this relocation, she can feel the presence of another like her. Although she is unsure who she is searching for, she can also feel an end to her her existence as she knows it approaching quickly.

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