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Guilt and Regret: Revenge, Redemption, or Ruin

 Genre Title Author  Literary Period Link  
 Drama Everyman unknown Medievaltext
 Novel The Power and the Glory     Graham Greene Modernism
 Story "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" unknown Medievaltext
 Story "Araby"  James Joyce Modernismtext
 Poetry "Death, be not proud (Holy Sonnet 10)"  John Donne Renaissancetext
 Poetry "On My First Son" Ben Jonson  Renaissancetext
 Poetry "Easter Wings"
 George Herbert Renaissancetext
 Poetry "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" Samuel Taylor Coleridge  Romanticismtext
 Poetry "To an Athlete Dying Young"
 A. E. Housman Victoriantext
 Poetry "When I Was One and Twenty"  A. E. Housman  Victorian text
 Poetry "Invictus"  William Ernest Henley  Victorian text
 Poetry "When You Are Old"  W. B. Yeats  Modernismtext
 Poetry "Funeral Blues"  W. H. Auden  Modernism text
 Poetry "Dulce et Decorum Est" Wilfred Owen Modernism text
 Poetry "Blackberry Picking"  Seamus Heaney  Modernism text

Essential Questions:
Why is revenge satisfying?
When, if ever, is revenge appropriate?
Why is guilt so debilitating?
What is the appropriate response to regret?
What allows us to be redeemed? Does the allowance come from within or from others?
Can we learn anything from guilt and regret?
How might guilt and revenge ruin a person?