Violence in Literature

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"Let's think about two catergories of violence in literature: the specific injury that authors cause characters to visit on one another or on themselves, and the narrative violence that causes characters harm in general" (Foster 89). 

When I first read the text I did not believe that all literature had violence in it, but then I reconsidered my opinion. In literature there are always obsticals that characters must overcome to reach their goals. These obsticals can be mental or physical. Therefore, violence is in the decision of that obstical and in the actual task of completing the obstical. 


Richelle Dodaro said:

I like Juliana's use of the word obstacle because that is a strong symbol within violence. It creates conflict and/or a resolution. Violence is not meant to be looked past in literature. It always means something and has strong significance to the plot.

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