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Kevin Phipps [email protected] September 16, 2008 Tamra Paz-Soldàn Essay # 2 Rough Draft A Vicious Cycle “The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.” This quote, stated by Ralph Waldo Emerson, is relevant in a myriad of ways to our world throughout man’s existence. From our very beginning, we have scrapped and clawed our way to achieve civilization over barbarism. But have we really won the battle yet? Barbarism still surfaces ubiquitously and at occasionally threatens to overrun civilization. The debate of civilization versus barbarism was a major premise in Latin American short stories in the 1800’s as brutality became quite ominous at some points in their history. In Horacio Quiroga’s “The Decapitated Chicken,” we visit the debate of civilization versus barbarism, as Quiroga suggests that the roots
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