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Violence/ Cruelty/ Fear/ Revenge/ Punishment/
Hatred/ Evil:

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.

"Whatever our creed, we feel that no good deed can by any possibilities go by unrewarded;  no evil deed unpunished."  Orison Swett Marden


"A murderer is regarded by the conventional world as something almost monstrous, but a murderer to himself is only an ordinary man."        The Ministry of Fear (1943) by Graham Greene


"Evil is wrought by want of thought, as well as want of heart."
Thomas Hood in "The Lady's Dream"


"Human nature causes hatred toward others.  To not act out on these feelings is the
challenge in life."                        Anonymous

Arendt, Hannah.  On Violence.  San Diego, CA:  Harcourt, Brace,
 Jovanovich, 1970.
Carver, Raymond.  "Where I'm Calling From."  The Best American Short
Stories 1983.  Ed. Anne Tyler.  Boston, MA:  Houghton Mifflin
Company, 1983.  Pages 68-84.
Churchill, Winston.  The Second World War.  Vol. 5.  Boston, MA:
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1979.
Erdich, Louise.  "Snares."  The Best American Short Stories 1988.
Ed. Mark Helprin.  Boston, MA:  Houghton Mifflin Company, 1988.
 Pages 121-151.
Ellison, Ralph.  The Invisible Man.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott.  The Great Gatsby.
Golding, William.  Lord of the Flies.
Greene, Graham.  Brighton Rock.
Heller, Joseph.  Catch-22.
Malamud, Bernard.  "God's Wrath."  The Best American Short Stories 1973.
Ed. Martha Foley.  Boston, MA:  Houghton Mifflin Company, 1973. Pages 221-227.
McPhearson, James M.  Marching Towards Freedom.
Munro, Alice.  "Save the Reaper."  The Best American Short Stories 1999.
Ed. Amy Tan.  Boston, MA:  Houghton Mifflin Company, 1999. Pages 273-294.
O'Connor, Flannery.  Wise Blood.
Oates, Joyce Carol.  "The Swimmers."  Prize Stories 1991.  Ed. William
Abrahams.  New York:  Double Day Dell Publishing Group, 1992.
_ _ _  "Why Don't You Come Live With Me?  It's Time." Prize Stories 1991.
Ed. William  Abrahams.  New York:  Double Day Dell Publishing Group, 1992.  Pages 60-74.
Ozick, Cynthia.  "The Shawl."  The Best American Short Stories 1981.
Ed. Hortense Calisher.  Boston, MA:  Houghton Mifflin Company, 1981.
Pages 271-275.
Puller, Lewis B.  Fortunate Son.  New York:  Grove Weidenfeld, 1991.
Reno, Janet.  "Combating Crime."  Representative American Speeches    1993-1994. Vol. 66.  Ed.  Owen Peterson.  New York, NY:  H. W.                     Wilson Company, 1994.  Pages 31-41.
Thoreau, Henry David.  Walden and Civil Disobedience.  New York:
New American Library, 1980.
Tuchman, Barbara.  The Guns of August.  New York, NY:  MacMillan
 Company, 1962.
Twain, Mark.  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Wright, Richard.  Native Son.