The Limitations of Society
The following quotes
illustrate the topic's ambiguity. Use these to establish the scope of your
topic--to begin to specify the subtopics that verbalize various differing
opinions on the same issue--to begin to develop a guide to your reading.
"If the talent
of ridicule were employed to laugh men out of vice and folly, it might be of
some use to the
world; but instead of this, we find that it is generally made use of to
laugh men out of
virtue and good sense, by attacking everything that is solemn and
and praiseworthy in life." Joseph Addison 1711
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Company, 1998. Pages 33-38.
Conrad, Joseph. "An
Outpost of Progress." Short Story Masterpieces. Ed.
Robert Warren and Albert Erskine. New York,
NY: Dell Publishing,
1980. Pages 89-119.
Crane, Stephen. "The
Bridge Comes to Yellow Sky." ShortStory Masterpieces. Ed.
Robert Warren and
Albert Erskine. New York, NY: Dell
Publishing, 1980. Pages 119-136.
Downs, Hugh. "Mona Lisa
and Leonardo DaVinci." Perspectives.
Turner Publishing, 1995. Pages 121-125.
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"Smell." Perspectives. Atlanta, GA: Turner
Publishing, 1995. Pages 129-133.
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"Tipping." Perspectives. Atlanta, GA:
1995. Pages 181-188.
Ellison, Ralph. The
Fitzgerald. F. Scott. The
Golding, William. Lord of
King, Martin Luther.
"Why We Can't Wait."
McPhearson, James M. Marching
Thomas, Lewis. "On the
Need for Asylums." Late Night Thoughts.
Ed. Thomas Lear. Canada: The Viking
Thoreau, Henry David. Walden
and Civil Disobedience. New York:
New American Library, 1980.
Twain, Mark. The
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
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"Queen Victoria's Jubilee." The Complete Essays of Mark
Charles Neider. Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company,
Inc., 1963. Pages 685-689.
E. B. White. "A Member
of a Party of One." Letter. The New York Herald.
29 November 1947.
Wharton, Edith. The Age