Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Creative Writing

First Advisor

Dr. Phillip Zwerling

Second Advisor

Dr. Eric Wiley

Third Advisor

David Carren


This screenplay is an intimate and honest exploration of the nature of various relationships between fathers and sons. It explores how fatherly expectations can make lasting impacts, both helpful and detrimental, on their sons that can ultimately drive a wedge between them if the sons think they have failed their fathers or if the fathers think that the sons have not lived up to their potentials. The screenplay also lightly explores the quest for perfection and what ultimately is the price of that quest, especially for those who cannot meet those unrealistic expectations imposed on them by their parents and/or society due to circumstances beyond their control, such as disabilities.


Copyright 2015 Cynthia Marie Lopez. All Rights Reserved.

Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American