Trey Conner, PhD. Assistant Professor Languages, Literature, and Writing, College of Arts and Sciences
Thomas Hallock, PhD. Assistant Professor of English, College of Arts and Sciences
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
Warning! And welcome aboard. What you are about to experience may be too intense for the young, old, and for expecting mothers. This ride contains rapid twists, turns, and inversions that may affect those who are faint of heart. No loose articles are permitted on this ride. And now pull your harnesses down, you are about to experience the terror of. ..... Frustration! The following work is an experiment with frustration. Because frustration is a combination of many other emotions, it is one of the most difficult to describe states of human experience. Emotions intensify into frustration; at the same time, frustration reaches unbearable levels and intense emotional states follow. The sadness one experiences can consume a life and cause frustration in the fact that the sad situation cannot be changed. Helplessness and harsh enlightenment can also cause overwhelming frustration. The best and worst emotion, love, can engender debilitating frustration levels as well. A myriad of other emotions can build every level of frustration. Frustration is universal and no one is immune to its affects. In this way this work can engender a reaction in the audience that varies with every experience. The goal of this project is to engender frustration in the reader as well as other emotions and reactions. I would like the reader to relate to the characters, to feel their frustration as their own, and apply their own life experiences to the work. The reader should examine how they would react in similar situations.
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