Violence in Texts by Crèvecoeur, Poe, Melville, and Ridge

Compare and contrast the role that violence plays in texts by three or more of the following writers: Crèvecoeur, Poe, Melville, and Ridge.

How do scenes and images of violence contribute to the overall meaning of these stories? Your response should contain a clear and specific thesis statement that responds to the question. It also should support its thesis statement with sufficient evidence from the texts.