A Raisin in the Sun
by Lorraine Hansberry
Romanticism & Transcendentalism
Philosophical essay excerpts from Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Gandhi, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Catcher in the Rye
by J.D. Salinger
The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Autobiographical excerpts, sermons, and speeches by Jonathan Edwards, Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, and Thomas Jefferson
by Arthur Miller
"Why do you never wonder if Parris be innocent, or Abigail? Is the accuser always holy now? Were they born this morning as clean as God's fingers? I'll tell you what's walking Salem---vengeance is walking Salem. We are what we always were in Salem, but now the little crazy children are jangling the keys of the kingdom, and common vengeance writes the law!" (Miller 77).