I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race...The pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification without looking further.
—Mark Twain
epic
A long, serious poem that tells the story of a heroic figure. Two of the most famous epic poems are the Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer, which tell about the Trojan War and the adventures of Odysseus on his voyage home after the war.