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Michael Ruggiero Professor Villarreal MLG 312 March 9th, 2020 Module 3 Paper : Violence After reading through these stories over the past couple of days one topic has really stood out in parts of them. That topic is violence, it reoccur multiple times throughout each given story. Violence is described as behavior involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something. I saw that a lot throughout these stories, in a few they weren't as bad but there is still violence seen. I will provide examples of each story and show how violence is a recurring topic throughout. Not only in these stories but just at the time violence was a major thing that was happening. To begin I want to start with the story “ El Matadero” by Esteban Echeverria. This is probably the most intense and gruesome story in the module, and there are many examples of violence throughout. To start off the first type of violence seen is not done by a human but rather by rain, to me it's generalizing the slaughter house name to show nothing can live or be safe there from anything. “ In the SlaughterHouse not even one rat remained alive from the many thousands which used to find shelter there. All of them either perished from starvation or were drowned in their holes by the incessant rain”. (Pg 2-3). Now to some this may not be seen as violence but there are animals perishing which seems violent enough for me. But I think it's to

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