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Destruction is displayed in many pieces of literature. The end results may be fatal but there are also options that could result in an alternative ending. In the pieces we read throughout this course destruction was presented in many different forms. Oresteia, Exodus, and Sundiata all tell a story that presents destruction in some way. Oresteia is a story of destruction that to some may have felt unavoidable. Exodus and Sundiata tell a story about self-inflicted destruction, but not all destruction is preventable or repairable. In other words these stories seemed as if they had a destiny; destruction. In Exodus and Oresteia, both pharaoh and Orestes show moral remorse which hints at the opportunity to self- repair.

During my time in this class, I analyzed and compared the opportunity to take self-reparative actions in abusive behaviors. In the article, “Cleansing My Abuse: A reparative Response Model of Perpetration Abusive Supervisor Behavior” the writers conduct an extensive research project with trial and error that discusses abusive behavior. It discusses the way leaders can turn around their abusive behavior and take self-reparative action. Self-reparative action only works when the abusive leader experiences an increase in guilt. The guilt challenges leaders’ moral beliefs can cause them to take self-reparative action.

Although self-reparative action may not fix everything it is one step closer to ending the draining cycle of abusive leadership behavior. Through my writings you will see how characters deal with their increase feeling of guilt and moral challenges. Will they take a step on the right path or continue abusive behavior?