Laertes’ father, Polonius, is stabbed and killed through the arras by the Prince after spying upon the royal mother and son. Once Laertes gets word of his father’s murder, he storms back to Elsinore bent on balancing out the injustice done to his father. The good son proclaims, “...That both the worlds I give to negligence,/ Let come what comes; only I’ll be revenged/ Most thoroughly for my father.” (4:5.140-142). Laertes foreshadows later events by saying that he will have his revenge in this world, even if it means he has to die in the process, damning his soul in the afterlife. Like the protagonist, the son takes on his father’s revenge as an act of honor in expressing, “That drop of blood that’s calm proclaims me bastard,…” (4:5.120-121).
One’s pride can either lead to justice or to revenge depending on the morals of the actions taken. In Edgar Allan Poe’s terrifying fictional short story “The Cask of Amontillado,” Montresor murders the narcissistic Fortunato to at first repair and then avenge his family’s honor and is solidified by renowned scholar Elena V. Baraban’s “The Motive for Murder in ‘The Cask of Amontillado’ by Edgar Allan Poe.” Throughout the story Poe navigates the paths of justice and revenge through restoring honor to the noble Montresor family name. Every wrong must be corrected, because justice is a show of morality. In “The Cask of Amontillado,” Poe illustrates justice through Montresor restoring his family’s honor by putting Fortunato in his place after he insults Montresor’s pride when he pompously said that he forgot Montresor’s coat of arms (Poe 5) right after Montresor stated that “the Montresors were a great…family” (Poe 5). Montresor’s past tense use of “were” in reference to the Montresor family greatness implies a falling out that was most likely caused by Fortunato because of his slur against the Montresor family symbol during a time when family status meant everything.
Victor he is murdered!” This quote shows that Victor is starting to feel repent, remorse, and guilt for the death of his brother and that he should be held responsible for his death. The character of Justine is falsely accused of the murder of William and she gets executed because of this. The quote on page 81 says,” The weight upon my spirit was sensibly lightened as I plunged yet deeper in the ravine of Arve,” which probably meant that Victor feels at fault for Justine’s death and that he should be held responsible for her death. Because Victor created the Monster he should be held accountable for the murders of both Justine and William. The Monster is not the actual monster of the novel.
Hamlet, thinking that the voice of the man who had just cried out for help belonged to his uncle, stabs Polonius through the curtain and kills him. Gertrude laments the murder of Polonius calling it a bloody deed and Hamlet retorts, “A bloody deed! Almost as bad, good mother, As kill a king and marry with his brother” (Shakespeare 1862). In this scene, Hamlet reaps revenge on Gertrude by emotionally torturing her so she may feel the utmost guilt for betraying her son and husband. Then, Hamlet’s unremorseful character is revealed in his ability to murder Polonius when he thought it was Claudius he had heard behind the curtain.
Hamlet and Laertes both display impulsive reactions when angered. Both Hamlet’s and Laertes’ fathers were killed. When Laertes discovered that his father’s been murdered he immediately assumes that Claudius is the killer. As a result of his speculation he moves to avenge Polonius’ death. Laertes lines in Act IV Scene 5 provide insight into his mind displaying his desire for revenge at any cost.
In Elizabethan times, when Hamlet was writte... ... middle of paper ... ...enges his father’s death, the consequences are harsh. He has to watch his mother die and realises he has used Laertes own weapon to kill him. His death is, of course, the saddest consequence of his revenge. Hamlet’s murder of Claudius improves the reader’s appreciation of the text as they understand that although Hamlet is moribund, he has avenged his father’s murder, which is what he set out to do in the first place. I think that “Hamlet,” is a thought provoking play.
Laertes was the son of the kings counsellor. Both Hamlet and Laertes die because they want to prove they are honorable and their want for revenge. Hamlet killed Polonius, Laertes father. Laertes swore to revenge him and he does by killing Hamlet. To kill off Hamlet, Laertes and Claudius set up a sword fight.
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 text Hamlet is told by his father’s ghost from purgatory, a spiritual place of unsaved souls, “ If thou didst ever thy dear father love- revenge his foul and most unnatural murder.” (Shakespeare I.v. 23-25). This line gains interest to the act of revenge by Hamlet. He is already willing to execute his act of vengeance on his father’s murderer by stating “Haste me to know’t, that I, with wings as swift As meditation or the thoughts of love, May sweep to my revenge.” (Shakespeare I.v. 29-31).
Beowulf is now involved with two battles because of the King’s lack of vigor. Similar to the slaying of Grendel, Hrothgar request to kill Grendel’s mother in return for a reward, “I will compensate you for settling the feud/as I did last time with lavish wealth” (1380-1381). This time, the battle seems to be more personal because Hrothgar’s “true mentor,” “Aeschere is dead” (1323-1325). He speaks of Grendel’s mother with antipathy and describes her as a “killer” who “slaughtered” a “wise man and a friend” (1329-1331). Ironically, he refers to her as “force for evil, driven to avenge her kinsman’s death” (1339-1340).