Hey, everybody. This week, I'd like to continue with our exploration of the theme of "vengeance vs. justice" in The Lovely Bones.
We've seen Susie attempt to move from a position of weakness (a victim) to one of power (the huntress), as she tries to guide her father to those clues that would implicate Mr. Harvey in her murder. But we start to see that her motivation is not totally selfless, but vengeful as well.
What is the difference between vengeance and justice? Why does our society advocate (encourage) justice, rather vengeance? Give one example from the text that shows how Susie wants justice for herself and the other victims. Give one example showing how Susie wants vengeance against Mr. Harvey. And finally, what do you think should happen to Mr. Harvey?