du Mee, Eileen
Master of Creative Writing
Auckland University of Technology
This work includes an exegesis and a draft thesis entitled Re-Earth. In the exegesis, the method section highlights the research and writing process undertaken by the author for the development and completion of the thesis. The discussion section enlarges on the method section. It explores the different genres upon which Re-Earth draws inspiration and considers Re-Earth in relation to published works which have informed the work. It also views the work from a world perspective with both a historical and contemporary insight.
The thesis is a fictional story about a persecuted religious minority on the distant planet Re-Earth. Here, a Christian engaged couple struggles to survive in an environment tipped towards genocide. After an eight-year hate campaign against the Christians, the antagonist instigates the use of an anti-Christian device with the intention of exterminating all ‘true Christians’ for his personal and political ambitions. The object was to create a thesis that would interest a reader who wanted a fast-paced story with a topical theme.
Persecution , Hate-speech