Compare And Contrast Hamlet And John F Kennedy's Secret Society Speech

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Mahatama Gandhi had said that “An eye for an eye would make the whole world blind”.

Thesis statement:
The three significant texts of Agamemnon, Hamlet, and John F. Kennedy’s secret society speech convey the idea that the pursuit of revenge leads to a tragedy; the destruction of both the seeker and the victim, followed by a chain of more violence.

Mapping scheme: (main points):
Point 1: Revenge is an important theme in a tragedy because it pulls the audience in; showing them the the importance of the characters and the greatness of their roles.

Point 2: Although revenge can be sought in many ways, it is not the most effective way to solving an issue; it causes fear and destruction in the society.

Point 3: Revenge leads to a tragedy; the
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Marcellus quotes:
“something is rotten in the state of Denmark”
From the text “John F.Kennedy’s secret society speech”:
“It is the unprecedented nature of this challenge that also gives rise to your second obligation — an obligation which I share. And that is our obligation to inform and alert the American people — to make certain that they possess all the facts that they need, and understand them as well — the perils, the prospects, the purposes of our program and the choices that we face.”
(John F.Kennedy, 1961)
Significance: (relate your evidence to your claim. How does this argument help to prove your thesis?)
Clytemnestra, sought revenge by killing her husband, Agamemnon, because he killed their daughter. Similarly, prince Hamlet sought revenge by trying to murder Claudius for killing his father. Furthermore, Kennedy’s revenge is exposing the press to the people by telling them about their secrets and injustice. All three characters, however, demonstrate that seeking revenge does not cause justice in society. In fact, it causes more destruction fear.

Third point
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