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An Eye for an Eye Read and interpret the following quotations. Do you agree or disagree with them? Fill in the following chart. Then, complete the writing assignment about revenge. Quotation Interpretation of Agree/ Reason for Agreement/ Quote Disagree Disagreement “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” -Mahatma Gandhi “Don’t get mad, get even.” -Robert Kennedy “She got even in a way that was almost cruel. She forgave them.” -Ralph McGill (about Eleanor Roosevelt “Success is the sweetest revenge.” -Vanessa Williams “Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you.” -Austin O’Malley Reflect: To which of these quotes might you want to respond? Why? Which quotes have striking imagery, and how does that imagery affect your response? Writing Prompt: Draft a personal response in which you express your feelings about revenge. Include a personal reflection about a time when you had a choice about taking revenge or when you were the recipient of someone’s vengeful attitude or action. Consider using one of the quotations in your essay, crediting the author of the quote.
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