Chinese Revenge In The Tomb Of The Three Kings

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“The Tomb of the Three Kings” has some of the major characteristics of Chinese revenge tales. First, the subject that “needed” to be murdered is often a ruthless king who killed irrationally as portrayed in the tale. Second, revenge often involves another person, i.e. the assassin, who is initially not directly affected by the conflict but is either voluntarily attracted or imperatively requested by the one who seeks revenge. Third, Chinese revenge literature seems to present a “singularity”, which the “revenge” depicted in the tales are mostly for the sake of righteous. Revenges are conducted in order to protect and defend justice, and aim to eliminate viciousness and evil. Frequently assassins agree to murder for their clients because

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