So far in my reading, the only novel that has a clear-cut case of a character who finally snaps, says to the world "I've had enough!" and furiously attacks whatever person or thing is persecuting them is David Morrel's First Blood. In fact, I cannot think of anything beyond an action/adventure novel where the protagonist becomes so infuriated violence is resorted to in order to purge the injustice they've suffered. (David Morrel's novelization of the action flick "Rambo: First Blood Part 2" being a good example. I discount J.D. Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye from this category because of how anti-climactic, essay-like the story is.) Why do so many "literary" works of fiction that deal with a persecuted subject (for example, an abused person) always seem to shy away from a violente resolution. Are they afraid of being tagged as something "genre" or something?