The characters in the tragedy masterpiece exhibit the human flaw of revenge in severally. They go at each other, revenging and avenging things they deem to have been wrongfully done against them. Othello, the main character of the book goes out to avenge the actions of infidelity that he has heard his wife has committed. Iago also seeks revenge severally in the story and the end result of both of these characters is death. They even result in deaths of innocent people, as a result of their desire to revenge.
Revenge has often been presented throughout history and particularly in literature texts as an honor bound duty. Hamlet, Wuthering Heights and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, each explore revenge through the idea of the roles as well as the different types of revengers. The “impossibility to suffer” alone is illustrated through Heathcliff Hamlet and Laertes’ reasons and motifs for revenge as well as the nature at which revenge takes place and the consequences of revenge; this demonstrates the impossibility “to suffer without making someone pay for it” as these characters finds themselves sacrificing several human lives as mere pawns in their game. McMurphy and Nurse Ratched on the other hand illustrate this impossibility through their constant need to out run the other in their race of authority and every step taken in their plot “already contains revenge”. Revenge to begin with is considered to be a “desire to retaliate for an injury” and “is a powerful, natural, and dangerous human emotion” this motif is evident in all three texts and to some extent could be said to be the message which the writers were trying to put across.
Due to this, he is led on a path of revenge. Also, the same themes are seen in Vendetta by Guy De Maupassant, when a widow’s only son is murdered and, she must go on a brutal quest in order to avenge him. In addition, both characters endure the dark paths one must take to fulfill revenge. On whole, the quest for revenge consumes the subconscious, thus, leading to the unravelling of the psyche. To begin, the journey of revenge is an uncontrollable and consuming one.
This meeting i... ... middle of paper ... ...ed the more they want to seek revenge. Hamlet’s desire for revenge leads to Laertes thirst for revenge. Furthermore, revenge also affect innocent people and can cost lives, just like Ophelia that committed suicide and Polonius who was unfortunately murdered. In conclusion, the arguments above proves that the consequences of revenge are dangerous in William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” However, while Hamlet ultimately succeeds in defeating Claudius, One must observe that before achieving revenge many destruction will occur just like Polonius and the queen’s death. Although in today’s modern world people still take revenge but must face the law with no excuse.
In Emily Bronte’s novel Wuthering Heights Bronte infuses hatred into a powerful love story. The love in Wuthering Heights is stronger than death, but the characters also portray a hatred in the novel that evokes even stronger emotions in both the reader and the characters. In the first part of the novel, Heathcliff and Catherine’s love is prevalent, but when Catherine marries Edgar Linton, Heathcliff is motivated to get revenge on all those whom he believes have wronged him. Not only does hatred fill the novel, but hatred also fills Heathcliff, however, the hatred is essential as it gives him a chance at redemption. The “minor” characters in part two of the novel are actually not minor at all, but are rather crucial characters needed to lead Heathcliff through his attempts at revenge to reach redemption.
What usually comes to mind when one thinks of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights? Most will visualize tortured lovers against the extraordinary moors. Perhaps one will even recall the scene of one lover, Heathcliff, opening the grave of his Catherine to dig a space where they can be joined eternally. Yet another equally powerful emotion appears throughout the novel as an antithesis to love, that of revenge. Revenge first forms the basis of the actions of Hindley, the Earnshaw son, toward Heathcliff.
All of these writings encompass this broad idea of revenge, yet at the same time they show different sides of revenge and the circumstances behind their actions. “The Cask of Amontillado” features revenge and secret murder as a way to avoid using legal means for justice. Law is nowhere on Montresor’s radar screen. Fortunato’s constant insults fuels Montresor’s hate so he names himself judge, jury, and executioner of Fortunato. It is obvious... ... middle of paper ... ... out why I still had my raincoat on.
Both authors use various literary elements to show how the topic of revenge is addressed in both novels. Seeking revenge can leave you with an uneasy conscience. You’ll feel as if you accomplished something good but deep down inside and as time goes on you’ll feel guilty. In the short story The Gioconda Smile Miss. Spence who was a very jealous and spiteful woman sought revenge on Mr. Hutton who was a married man who cheated on his wife (Emily Hutton) with not only Miss.
In American society today and in puritan society people respond the same to people who have done wrong to them, someone they love, in the community, or who have violated the social norms. In the scarlet letter Roger Chillingworth gets revenge through guilt and making Arthur Dimmesdale feel hurt and can never be relieved of the guilt he feels toward Chillingworth. And in an example from today's society Mr. Allison Snr. gets revenge by killing and hurting Duncan to avenge his son's death. Another way authority and government gets revenge in The Scarlet Letter is with the scarlet letter itself and the entire town and authority get revenge by using this to isolate her.
In the story ‘The Cask of Amontillado” three different themes could be found easily. One of the most important themes is revenge. During the process of revenge, betrayal nature of the narrator and pride nature of Fortunato was seen. The writer is trying to explain what revenge might lead to. Revenge is the act of hurting or putting someone in trouble because they have done something wrong to a man before.