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

The Great Gatsby


Autobiographical excerpts, sermons, and speeches by Jonathan Edwards, Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, and Thomas Jefferson

The Declaration of Independence

The Crucible

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).

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