"This screenplay thesis explores the in-depth world of modern Mormonism through the eyes of a young Latter Day Saint girl. Her coming-of-age story addresses such problems as the emotional and psychological complexity of religious moral purity, feminist issues of defining a woman's role in a patriarchal culture, the difficulty of divergent beliefs emerging within the church due to an intricate doctrinal set, and issues of cultural differences between regions within the LDS Church. In order to complete this project, I have incorporated self-reflective and autobiographical elements with the insights and experiences of other members, which I have gleaned through observation and interpersonal discussion. I have delved into reading related to the Latter Day Saint experience, including popular LDS fiction and motivational non-fiction. I have also researched materials on Mormon theology, and studied the unique Latter Day Saint scriptures. The personal problems and issues encountered by the main character are solved for her largely through her experience of travel. As she takes the journey away from the comfort and familiarity of her past and embraces the possibility of both an inward and outward transformation, she is able to come to terms with her inner fears, find her true self, discover her role, and obtain inner peace."