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Love / Infidelity / Friendship / Distrust / Jealousy / Loneliness:

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.

"Love does not begin and end the way we think it does.  Love is a battle, love is war, love is growing."            James Baldwin


"The course of love never did run smooth." William Shakespeare


"The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved."    Victor Hugo


"Trust men and they will be true to you:  treat them greatly and they will show themselves great."            Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretense of keeping it alive."     Havelock Ellis


"Loneliness seems to have become the Great American Disease."        John Corry


"A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat."    Logan P. Smith


"Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree. If they are wholly restrained, love will die at the roots."    Nathaniel Hawthorne


"Affection, like melancholy, magnifies trifles; but the magnifying of the one is like looking through a telescope at heavenly objects; that of the other, like enlarging monsters with a microscope."    Leigh Hunt


"The moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed, there is no winter and no night; all tragedies, all ennuis, vanish,--all duties even."    Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted."    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
 

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Carver, Raymond.  "So Much Water, So Close to Home."  Short Cuts.
New York: NY  Simon and Schuster, 1997.  Pages 1-26.
_ _ _   "Where I'm Calling From."  The Best American Short Stories 1983.
Ed. Anne Tyler.  Boston, MA:  Houghton Mifflin Company, 1983.
_ _ _  "Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?"  Short Cuts.
New York: NY  Simon and Schuster, 1997.  Pages 27-53.
Cheever, John.  "Torch Song."  Short Story Masterpieces. Ed. Robert  Warren and Albert Erskine.  New York, NY:  Dell Publishing,                 1980.  Pages 65-90.
Dickens, Charles.  "City of Churches."  The Oxford Book of Essays.  Ed.  John Gross. Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 1991.  Pages                 196-208.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo.  "Friendship." Essays and Lectures.  Ed.Joel Porte.
New York, NY:  Literary Classics of the United States of America,Inc., 1983. Pages 339-354.
_ _ _ .  "Love." Essays and Lectures.  Ed.Joel Porte.
New York, NY:  Literary Classics of the United States of America,  Inc., 1983. Pages 325-338.
Golding, William.  Lord of the Flies.
Hardwick, Elizabeth, "The Bookseller."    The Best American Short  Stories 1981. Ed. Hortense Calisher.  Boston, MA:  Houghton                 Mifflin Company, 1981. Pages 129-149.
_ _ _   "The Faithful." The Best American Short Stories 1980.
Ed. Stanley Elkin.  Boston, MA:  Houghton Mifflin
Company, 1980.  Pages 196-209.
Joyce, James.  "The Boarding House."  Short Story Masterpieces. Ed.  Robert Warren and Albert Erskine.  New York, NY:  Dell                 Publishing, 1980.  Pages 230-245.
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Lewis, Sinclair.  "Virga Vay and Alan Cedar."  Short Story Masterpieces.
Ed. Robert Warren and Albert Erskine.  New York, NY:  Dell                 Publishing, 1980.  Pages 265-275.
Mansfield, Katherine.  "Marriage a la Mode."  Short Story Masterpieces.
Ed. Robert Warren and Albert Erskine.  New York, NY:  Dell                 Publishing, 1980.  Pages 275-285.
McCourt, Frank.  Angela's Ashes.  New York:  Scribner, 1996.
Munroe, Alice.  "Carried Away."  The Best American Short Stories 1992.
Ed. Robert Stone.  Boston, MA:  Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992.
Pages 179-218.
_ _ _   "Meneseteuing."  The Best American Short Stories 1989.
Ed. Margaret Atwood.  Boston, MA:  Houghton Mifflin Company,1989. Pages 200-221.
Thoreau, Henry David. Walden and Civil Disobedience.  New York:
New American Library, 1980.
Thurber, James.  "My Own Ten Rules for a Happy Marriage."  The  Oxford Book of Essays.  Ed.  John Gross. Oxford:  Oxford                 University Press, 1991. Pages 462-470.
Twain, Mark.  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Updike, John.  "Still of Some Use."  The Best American Short Stories 1981.
Ed. Hortense Calisher.  Boston, MA:  Houghton Mifflin Company,  1981. Pages 312-316.
_ _ _  "Gesturing."  The Best American Short Stories 1980.
Ed. Stanley Elkin.  Boston, MA:  Houghton Mifflin Company, 1980.
 Pages 409-420.
_ _ _  "Playing With Dynamite."  The Best American Short Stories 1993.
Ed. Louise Erdich.  Boston, MA:  Houghton Mifflin Company, 1993.
Pages 1-15.
Wolff, Tobias.  "Smorgasbord."  The Best American Short Stories 1988.
 Ed. Mark Helprin.  Boston, MA:  Houghton Mifflin Company, 1988.
Pages 312-316.