“Arbeit macht frei.”

Sign at entrance to Auschwitz

“Evils draw men together.”

Aristotle, Rhetoric

Do you need something to teach?  Right now?

Ask your students the following question: Is human nature good or bad?  Explain your reasoning.

See below for a list of short stories that explore the idea of evil.

Judgment Day

Course: The Risen

Word Count: 4,454 words

Reading Level: secondary

Genre: fiction

Summary: Sometimes Judgment Day doesn’t come in the form of a sentence handed down by a judge.  The short story Judgment Day is about a young man standing before a judge in a courtroom. He is about to be sentenced for his crimes. He makes it abundantly clear to all present that he is guilty as charged.

And suffers a fate worse than prison.