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2021-2022 Catalog

FYS 105 Spectacles of Revenge

The popular phrase, "revenge is a dish best served cold," suggests that revenge is more satisfying when rationally performed rather than irrationally executed. The texts studies in this course either support or challenge this characterization while exploring issues of definition, motive, consequence, justice, and forgiveness. Our purpose is to complicate and enlarge our understanding of "revenge" by studying it from literary, ethical, religious, and psychoanalytical perspectives.