“A lively and lasting sense of filial duty is more effectually impressed on the mind of a son or daughter by reading King Lear, than by all the dry volumes of ethics, and divinity, that ever were written.”
“There is nothing so ridiculous but some philosopher has said it.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero
See below for a list of short stories that explore the idea of ethics.
Course: The American Civil War
Word Count: 574 words
Reading Level: secondary
Genre: historical fiction
Summary: As the Union army marches through the South, it leaves a path of destruction in its wake. A young woman accuses an officer of committing a terrible sin, but the man leaves her with his own thoughts to ponder.