Lida Ahmad says rape happens because of honor, revenge, and hatred. Honor killings and rapes are done to shame the family. Chapter four of Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, they talk about Mukhtar Mai. She was gang raped due to her brother being falsely accused of raping another girl. Mukhtar was raped because her society believed punishing the girl for the possible actions of her brother would balance everything out.
Mrs. Nugent did wrong by insulting the Brady family and she did think and acted as if she was better then them but to go as far as to do this is unreasonable. Francie attempted to get revenge on the Nugent family led to punishment against him. The first was when he broke into the Nugent home and trashed the place (he even defecated on their carpet). As a result Francie got sent to a convent where was sexually abused by a priest, and his friendship with Joe began to end. The next act of revenge was when he actually killed Mrs. Nugent and as a result he got sent to “the garage” and doesn’t come out.
However, the central focus of the play is the suffering he himself undergoes, as he makes his way through his course of evil. Macbeth caused the suffering of many during his dark quest to become King of Scotland. Many innocents were brutally slaughtered as a result of Macbeth’s actions, Banquo, King Duncan, Lady Macduff and her children. However many others experienced mental torment and anguish at the hand of Macbeth. Macbeth’s ambitious wife, Lady Macbeth felt guilt for her part in the murder of King Duncan and for murdering sleep she was denied the luxury of sleep driving her to insanity.
By gradually giving the reader background info on the problems of the modern dysfunctional family, and then stating the thesis at the end, he very clearly gets his argument across. The author clearly shows how his childhood effected his adulthood, making in a living example of what he is writing about allowing the audience to more easily trust what he is writing about. Instead of using factually evidence from other dysfunctional family incidences, the author decides to make it more personal, by using his own life and comparing family ideas of the past to the present.
Throughout the tale of time, thoughts of revenge have corrupted even the most innocent of minds. In Andre Dubus’ “Killings”, Matt Fowler is conflicted by two opposing forces: his own desire and his wife’s demand for the death of their son’s murderer. Through her manipulative words and her emotional meltdowns, Matt Fowler ultimately succumbs to his wife’s request and commits the gruesome act, which causes the audience to reevaluate the appropriateness and cost of vigilante justice. Through her emotional breakdowns and extensive grief, Ruth Fowler provokes her husband into committing homicide in order to appease her. During the weeks after the death of their son, Matt Fowler sees the pain and torment his wife goes through dealing with the fact that their son’s killer still walked the streets not persecuted for his crime.
In the book Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, Heathcliff has taken it upon himself to seek revenge against anyone who mistreated him. While doing so, his cruel acts lead to the demise of the first generations of Earnshaws, the family who adopts him. Although his animosity is aimed to one it becomes out of control, it spreads to everyone like a disease of cruelty and heartbreak. Unfortunately a bitter childhood and betrayal of the heart turns a kind soul into an evil sour man searching for vengeance. The avengement of Heathcliff brings on the rage and corruption to the Earnshaw – Linton families tearing through the first generation.
Due to his pride, jealousy and nature of over trusting people, Othello killed his innocent wife on base of his evil doubt and brought great tragedy to many people’s lives including himself. First of all, Othello and Desdemona married each other against will of Desdemona’s father. While giving his daughter to Othello, Brabantio told him that “Look to her moor, if thou hast eyes to see: She has deceived her father, and may thee”. Othello counts this quote as proof of Desdemona being a betrayer and he doesn’t trust her. But if he would have come out of his mask of jealousy and pride and had looked at his father’s advice from another view he would have realized Desdemona’... ... middle of paper ... ... burned himself in this great fire that burned down house of trust.
Revenge is an important theme in Great Expectations. This theme is present in Miss Havisham, Magwitch, and Orlick. Miss Havisham had her heart broken on her wedding day by a man named Compeyson, seeking revenge, she adopted a daughter, Estella, and taught her to break men’s hearts. “‘And with my praises, and…jewels, and…teachings, and with this figure of myself always before her…I stole her heart away, and put ice in its place.”” (399). Miss Havisham was consumed by her revenge and this made her heartless, and selfish, just like Compeyson.
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.
They even result in deaths of innocent people, as a result of their desire to revenge. Othello kills his wife for suspecting her of having an affair with Cassio. He also stabs Iago to death after learning that it is he who has lied to him. Othello finally kills himself from the guilt and shame that would come to him, considering his status in s... ... middle of paper ... ...rs him. When planning for revenge, a person has to know and expect it boomerang.