Date of Award
University Scholars Director
Dr. Jeff Keuss
Dr. George Scranton
Dr. Todd Rendleman
The Thief, Megan Whalen Turner, Screenplay, Adventure, Fantasy, Politics
Megan Whalen Turner’s The Thief follows the story of a thief who seeks to steal an item for fame and glory and to save his country. Though he initially does not believe in the gods, he finds that they exist and are more involved in his life than he would want them to be. The screenplay is a loyal adaptation of the book. The analysis follows the thief’s journey from skepticism to faith and draws a comparison between the gods in the novel and the Christian God.
Sleight, Jean E., "Stealing Revelation: A screenplay of The Thief accompanied by a religious analysis" (2016). Honors Projects. 46.