Examples Of Revenge In Society

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CHAPTER 4 SOCIETY AND REVENGE In general Revenge is a harmful action against a person or group in response to a injustice, It is also called payback, retribution, retaliation or vengeance; it may be characterized as a form of justice an unselfish action which enforces society or moral justice away from the legal system. And in the function of society, Social psychologist Ian Mckee says the desire for the sustenance of power motivates vengeful behavior as a means of impression management: "People who are more vengeful tend to be those who are motivated by power, by authority and by the desire for status; the passion for revenge is strong and sometimes almost shocking. But our natural logic about revenge is often cruel, conflicted, narrow,…show more content…
I don’t care how long I wait, if I can only do it, at last. I hope he will not die before I do!” (P.61) this shows the revenge towards hindley stared from childhood to adult. Hindley also take revenge towards Heathcliff Hindley’s attempt to kill Heathcliff only hurts himself in the process; it proves the point Isabella makes, “Treachery and violence are spears pointed at both ends; they wound those who resort to them worse than their enemies” (P. 177). The fact that Hindley is mistreated as a child reflects the built up anger and resentment inside him and towards others. The hurt that Hindley feels is clearly understood, but sympathy for Hindley is only temporary because it is still his own fault for his predicaments. Hindley’s loss of Wuthering Heights to Heathcliff and his mysterious death reflect how revenge does not make anything better, only worse. The child, treated unfairly, can only bide its time, accumulating a store of vengeful fantasies and desires for retribution and justice as in the mind of Heathcliff and in
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