The act of revenge means to avenge oneself or another by retaliating in kind or degree. Many people seek revenge for a variety of different reasons. Some forms of vengeance are warranted, while others are unnecessary or go too far. Every person is not the same, so it varies from person to person what initiates the want for revenge. In “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe, Fortunato wrongs his friend Montresor, the protagonist.
Summary Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) theory of social contract, which states that we need moral, legal rules because we want to escape the state of nature which is solitary, poor, brutal, nasty, and short. In this state, a man can kill others, and there are limited resources. This can soon lead to a state of war in which we are constantly disposed to harm others to achieve our goals. So, in this state of war if a person was to possess a beautiful house or property, and had all the comforts, luxuries, and amenities to lead a wonderful life; others could come and harm him and deprive him of his fruit of labor, life, and liberty. Therefore, the state of nature is that of fear, violence, and distrust.
This law seems, as well, too harsh. The son should get a punishment but getting your hands cut off for hitting his father would lead to son being scared. In conclusion, Hammurabi 's code is unjust. The evidence shows that the Personal Injury Laws didn’t protect all people equally, the Property Laws punishments were too harsh, and the Family Laws can cause someone 's death.
Junot Diaz begins his book with an epigraph by Sandra Cisneros in which it states : Okay, we didn’t work, and all memories to tell you the truth aren’t good. But sometimes there were good times.
We are also told in the passage about the foundation he is involved in. undoubtedly, in his mind he is also having thoughts of what would people think of him if he is founded confesses. If he fights again his reputation would ruined. I can use one of the local examples. Oscar Pestorius.
It is ironic how he talks about what could possibly be his own consequences for his actions. While giving the speech Oedipus says “I pray, too, that, if he should become an honoured guest in my own home and with my knowledge, I may suffer all those things I’ve just called down upon the killers” (Sophocles). Oedipus explains how the suspect will face bad things, and that if the murderer was let into his own house, with his knowledge, he shall be punished for it. The reader can infer that Oedipus may be the culprit considering he may ironically be the “honored guest in his own home.” This can seem like a reasonable outcome considering the reader knows that the position of a king is honorable.
The reader may recognize Christopher’s misunderstanding, resulting in different views of the events that takes place. For instance, even though Christopher creates a fear of his father because he think he is going to murder him, the readers can see that the way Christopher reacts is rather excessive. These different viewpoints gives the novel a sense of irony and a bit of comedy, as even some characters gets frustrated when they can’t get Christopher to understand them. This actually emphasizes the idea that people have their unique way of viewing the world. We might sometimes see Christopher as simply just ridiculous; we might also sympathize with Christopher and understand his struggles.
Iago uses manipulation to turn the moor into a murderer. The main reason for Iago's success was based on the social differences between the two. In that time interracial marriage between a black and white person was unacceptable, giving Iago the chance to enrage Brabantio. To begin with, Iago told Roderigo,” I will follow him to serve my turn upon him.” The quote means Iago's intentions are to mislead Othello by gaining his trust and turning him into a killer beast.
Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?” (1.1, 3L) Back then this action was considered an insult, which is not acceptable to do at a person. However to fight over something this childish is even more unacceptable. Another scene is when Tybalt tries to fight with Romeo, where he states, “Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries That thou hast done me; therefore turn and draw.