Revenge is shown throughout Arthur Miller’s The Crucible in very negative ways. Revenge is aimed at enemies, friends, even neighbors once Abigail and her group realized how much power they had, and for greedy self-interest. Everything was done for revenge, and it all started to cover up what Abigail and her sister had done. Abigail Williams used revenge on Elizabeth Proctor, because she hoped to split Elizabeth and John, so her love for John would be acceptable in society. Ann Putnam had accused Rebecca Nurse of the death of her seven babies.
Macbeth’s fate is not just determined by Malcolm reclaiming the throne, but revenge for murdering Macduff’s family. Macbeth’s fate is in the hands of Macduff either he will rise or fall. Macbeth suffers from the decisions that he makes. For example, when Malcolm and Macduff come back to battle him. Macduff says Despair thy charm, and let the angel whom thou still hast served Tell thee, Macduff was from his mother’s womb Untimely ripped.
Ellen James and Garp shame the Ellen Jamesians who Pooh Percy as an Ellen Jamesian reconnects with her pride by murdering Garp. Consistently connecting these events is a cycle caused by emotional and physical violence. Violence breeds violence, and shame is why people resort to violence, and why violence will always
Dimmesdale had recently committed adultery with Chillingworth’s wife and he was looking for revenge. He achieves this “revenge” by pretending to care for the priest but in reality he is clandestinely torturing Dimmesdale and watching him suffer. Evil can be seen in Chillingworth when he obviously makes his revenge on Dimmesdale a life goal. Chillingworth insists that he must stay with him to ensure that Dimmesdale gets better, and Chillingworth staying with the priest would guarantee the relentless torment of Dimmesdale to be nonstop. It is also believed, but not specifically explained,
The theme of "The Utterly Perfect Murder" by Ray Bradbury is holding grudges and wanting revenge on something that happened long ago. When Doug arrived at Ralph Underhill's house he thought, "I had been the center of his world, someone to attack, beat, pummel, bruise"(Bradbury). Ralph was a bully to Doug and he wanted revenge. Doug was going to kill him. Doug thought Ralph wouldn't remember him, he felt that the only reason he remembered his name is because Ralph thought about him
His desire for revenge powers his persistence, which at times is on the edge of obsession. Breaking down every barrier in his way, Chillingworth is plotting an evil plan to take that person down from the inside, out. Persistence is defined as a continuous or repeated behavior. Chillingworth is persistent because he does not stop leeching off of Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, and he continuously finds ways to create pain and suffering for Dimmesdale to endure. Soon after Hester is taken down off the scaffold, Roger Chillingworth meets her in the jail cell.
In addition, Macbeth also stated a line represented revenge. Similar to the guilt of Macbeth, Donalbain expressed his feeling after his lost of father, through a line that was symbolized with family and violence. Majority of times, blood in the play was used to show the story was going to be more sinister than previous to readers and also express character’s emotion. Through out the story, Macbeth struggle the most with the guilt. In the begging, three witches told Macbeth that he will become king eventually.
Based on his actions we can tell that Montresor is full of revenge because he plots to kill his own friend. Fortunato has done many things against Montresor that slowly get to him. "The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge" (p.1 1-3). Montresor got tired of Fortunato doing him wrong, so he decides that he was going to get back at him. Montresor would make sure that Fortunato never does him wrong again, proving that he is a man full of revenge.
Then Miss Havisham, who was also swindled by Compeyson, seeks revenge against all men and even raised a child for that sole purpose. Also, there was Orlick who always got the short end of the stick after Pip arrived at his new wealth and developed a great hatred for Pip. These plot lines were in the background of everything that was going on in the book and sometimes took center stage in Pip’s perspective. Magwitch 's revenge is what kicked off the plot and had a major effect on Pip’s life. Magwitch was born into poverty and had to depend on larceny to survive.
Yossarian says in Catch 22 “Every victim was a culprit, very culprit a victim and somebody has to stand up sometime to try and break the lousy chain of inherited habit that was imperiling them all.” (Heller, 39:465). Yossarian said this right after he left the combat and refused to fly more combats. He was thinking about Nately’s whore and that she was holding him responsible for his death and this came to mind, that she had every right to hate him because he was part of the war and part of the misery that landed on her kid sister and every other kid. During my research I found this cycle in some novels. In The Merchant of Venice and Othello by Shakespeare the cycle never stops, it is a consistent cycle between Jews and Christians.
The same thing seemed to have occurred for Ishmael, in the sense that his family was killed. He wanted to seek revenge for those who had inflicted the terrible occurrence upon him and his family. Before he was angry though, he went through a phase of being upset. When his family had first passed away, he even told himself: “I didn’t care. I wanted to see my family, even if that meant dying to be with them” (Beah 96).
The punishment given by Odysseus to the wooers that had overrun his kingdom during his absence was death. I believe there were many reasons he was justified for his actions. Odysseus knew he could not just return home and claim his kingdom after all these years and with all of the things that were happening. There were many wooers that were no good, arrogant and deceitful and only there to claim his wife and home without any regard for the kingdom. There were even plans made by one, Antinous, to kill Telemachus, their son due to his heir to the throne.
Additionally, Bob Ewell’s hatred towards Atticus grew, as the book went on. He got so sick and tired of him and wanted revenge. Atticus explains that, “So if spitting at my face and threatening me saved Mayella Ewell one extra beating, that’s something I’ll gladly take.” Harper Lee describes that Bob Ewell was so full of hatred that he would beat up anyone he disliked. Towards the end of the novel. Bob couldn’t control his hatred any longer so, in revenge he tries to kill Atticus’ children.
To this scene, Elizabeth Griffith offers her view of the situation by saying: “Here our detestation and abhorrence … serves to heighten our reinforcement of the injury.”2 Indeed, the reader is pulled into this realm, like Titus, of wanting more blood, more hewn body parts to be added to the protagonist’s belt. It is interesting that, while he was so determined when killing his earlier son and causing the death the beloved son of a vulnerable and helpless, he is so desperate to save his sons from possible death. The answer is obvious: his sons are not dying by his command. Thus, it exposes the hidden desires of control and power within Titus’s heart despite his apparent submission to the tradition of the emperor in Act I. In truth, Titus’s sadistic and controlling attitude is deeply rooted in his unconscious, much more deeply that his supposed persona of
Chillingworth is upset and wants revenge because his wife left him for another man. He undergoes an emotional loss of his wife, causing him to go insane. His emotional loss of love drives him to take action. When seeking revenge, he wants to keep Dimmesdale alive to make him live with his guilt. This is torturous