Effects Of Revenge In Romeo And Juliet

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Revenge can be defined as an action done to harm others for something bad they did. Revenge is a feeling that not only affects the people who hate each other, but also those who aren’t directly involved. In the play “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet”, written by William Shakespeare, the topic of revenge and family rivalry is mentioned throughout the entire story. The play portrays different aspects of revenge through the use of two characters, which in this case are Romeo and Tybalt. As we know, revenge is a feeling that can lead a person to commit acts that they wouldn’t typically do if they were conscious of their actions. As human beings we know that that the desire for revenge is unstoppable. When we experience the desire for revenge, we don’t think…show more content…
What is the value of revenge if you get punished at the end for what you did ? Many people use the term “an eye for eye, a tooth for tooth, hand for hand, and foot for foot.” as a way to justify revenge. Most post-consequences aren’t just the death penalty or getting put into jail. An example is from “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet”, Romeo killed Tybalt because Tybalt had killed Mercutio beforehand , this lead to Prince ordering the banishment of Romeo from Verona . “Immediately we do exile him hence. I have an interest in your hate’s proceeding” (Act iii scene 3).Romeo had just married Juliet, and he got banished because he killed Tybalt ,his joyfulness ended quickly because of his actions. Family and the things we love can be affected based on our actions, that is why we should be careful on how we act because an action that seems harmless may harm you and affect you in the over time. In the act where Romeo gets banished from Verona we can observe that his revenge led him to no good. Romeo lost a chance to live happily with his newly wed, things could’ve been different if Romeo would have left everything the way it was and not go against
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