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2015

Social and Behavioral Sciences

James Madison University

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Judging Laura, Rebecca E. Richardson May 2015

Judging Laura, Rebecca E. Richardson

Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current

Laura Audax is a sixteen-year-old girl who has an interesting set of characteristics. She is a dynamic mixture of compassion, stubbornness, brilliance, recklessness, imagination, and arrogance. The way the world understands these personality traits has transformed and evolved over time. If a girl like Laura lived in four different time periods, society would react differently to her in each era, but the overall question is how different these reactions really are. Does the definition of what makes certain personality traits “good” or “bad” change over time?

The following four stories take place in 1850, 1920, 2015, and 2100 respectively, and ...