Event Title

“Nicholas Delight”

Session Title

Humanities and Fine Arts

Faculty Mentor

Siobhan Brownson, Ph.D.

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of English

Location

DIGS 114

Start Date

12-4-2019 12:45 PM

Description

The plot of this short story focuses on an adolescent character named Nicholas Hurts who has a habit of eating for pleasure. One day, he eats one too many treats (a large cake for a huge wedding that was purchased by a wealthy man) which will have its own consequences. At the end of the story, Nicholas reaches a dark fate; he is eaten after being turned into the cake he previously ate. Under the surface, this story attempts to address the issue of overeating and also to dissuade individuals from unhealthy indulgences, such as overconsumption, by providing a vivid, exaggerative picture of severe consequence. In addition to the focus on overconsumption, this short story also tackles the idea of masculinity and how it can have severe consequences in today's society.

Previously Presented/Performed?

World of Food Interdisciplinary Conference, Winthrop University, February 2019

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“Nicholas Delight”

DIGS 114

The plot of this short story focuses on an adolescent character named Nicholas Hurts who has a habit of eating for pleasure. One day, he eats one too many treats (a large cake for a huge wedding that was purchased by a wealthy man) which will have its own consequences. At the end of the story, Nicholas reaches a dark fate; he is eaten after being turned into the cake he previously ate. Under the surface, this story attempts to address the issue of overeating and also to dissuade individuals from unhealthy indulgences, such as overconsumption, by providing a vivid, exaggerative picture of severe consequence. In addition to the focus on overconsumption, this short story also tackles the idea of masculinity and how it can have severe consequences in today's society.