Cruelty is indifference to suffering, and even pleasure in inflicting it. If this habit is supported by a legal or social framework, then it receives the name of perversion. Sadism can also be related to this form of action or concept.
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... The term cruelty is often used in law and criminology with regard to the treatment of animals, children, spouses, and prisoners ... When cruelty to animals is discussed, it often refers to unnecessary suffering ...
... The vocal music for The Cruelty has not survived, and the identity of the composers is not known with certainty ... Davenant works that preceded and succeeded The Cruelty, and is therefore a logical candidate for The Cruelty also ... natural possibilities for composers for The Cruelty ...
... Love's Cruelty is a Caroline-era stage play, a tragedy written by James Shirley, and first published in 1640 ... Among its other features, Love's Cruelty contains a noteworthy indication of the influence of the masque on the mind of the contemporary audience ... Love's Cruelty was revived early in the Restoration era it was acted at the Red Bull Theatre on Thursday 15 November 1660 ...
... The Four Stages of Cruelty is a series of four printed engravings published by English artist William Hogarth in 1751 ... with the torture of a dog as a child in the First stage of cruelty, Nero progresses to beating his horse as a man in the Second stage of cruelty, and then to robbery, seduction, and murder in Cruelty in perfection ... Finally, in The reward of cruelty, he receives what Hogarth warns is the inevitable fate of those who start down the path Nero has followed his body is taken from the gallows after ...
... The group was inspired by Britain's recently passed Cruelty to Animals Act 1876 ... with their husbands in the Pennsylvania Society to Prevent Cruelty to Animals (PSPCA), yet felt that their capabilities extended beyond what the PSPCA had to offer and, in 1869, founded the Women’s ... who led the Victoria Street Society and had the Cruelty of Animals Act passed ...
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Famous quotes containing the word cruelty:
“I love something: and scarcely do I love it completely when the tyrant in me says: I want that in sacrifice. This cruelty is in my entrails. Behold! I am evil.”
—Friedrich Nietzsche (18441900)
“Ever more blood, ever more torments! My cruelty is exhausted and yet cannot stop; I want to be feared, but I only provoke.”
—Pierre Corneille (16061684)
“To abolish a status, which in all ages God has sanctioned, and man has continued, would not only be robbery to an innumerable class of our fellow-subjects; but it would be extreme cruelty to the African Savages, a portion of whom it saves from massacre, or intolerable bondage in their own country, and introduces into a much happier state of life; especially now when their passage to the West-Indies and their treatment there is humanely regulated.”
—James Boswell (17401795)