In our daily life, when someone does some bad things to make your uncomfortable or make you feel very angry, you may come up with an emotion that you want them also feel bad and be angry. This is called the desire to revenge. In Hamlet, because his uncle kills his dad who is the king, Hamlet manages to revenge for his dad through the whole book. This book shows great deep madness towards his uncle. Due to the great depression, the desire to revenge even makes him become crazy and lose his mind though he is a very smart person. I feel so confused about it at first. Does revenge really have such power to drag people crazy like that? So, I looked up the word revenge online and the definition for the word is that the action
What makes one person want to harm another? One reason a person may want to harm another is to get revenge. In the book The Year We Disappeared by Cylin and John Busby, John wants desperately to get revenge on the person who shot him in the face while he was out on a night patrol. John finds himself desiring to inflict harm on John Meyer, the person he assumes shot him, yet he does not know if this is the right thing and considers forgiveness as an option. Since the start of mankind, humans have had to contemplate these three ideas when deciding between forgiveness and revenge: the reasons people forgive, the reasons people commit revenge, and how their choice will impact others.
There are many forms of revenge and there are many views on whether it is right or wrong and whether or not it can make someone feel better. In the article “Revenge: Will You Feel Better?”, Karyn Hall Ph.D. explains how no matter how powerful urge is to get revenge on someone because they have wronged you, the outcome usually only makes both subjects involved feel much worse. She explains how all revenge is rooted in anger and sadness. Hall makes the conclusion that “Maybe the purpose of revenge is in preventing certain hostile actions....”, meaning that if one gets revenge on another, it is possible that he or she has just intimidated the other enough to not repeat the same action that made him get revenge in the first place. Hall also believes
Edgar Allan Poe is most famous for the gothic themes he presents in his writings, this was no exception for Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado”. Several important ideas are brought up about the story’s central theme of revenge. These ideas can be broken down into 3 parts: the incentive, the extent, and the reaction of the person partaking in revenge. It is essential to consider these ideas while reading Poe’s story, in order to comprehend his views on revenge. It also provides the reader the ability to question their own views on revenge as well as compare it with Poe’s. However, with most readers having no major revenge experiences such as the one in the story or some extreme cases in general, it is somewhat hard for the average reader to relate
Revenge is out of hate and anger, when you want revenge you’ll do anything to get it. Revenge doesn’t solve anyone’s problems because when an individual gets revenge on another individual, that person is going to retaliate and want revenge too; it’s just an ongoing cycle of hatred and anger. An example of this is in the movie John Q, in this movie John Q the father of Michael, comes to find out that his son has a serious heart condition and the family isn’t wealthy enough to pay for the procedure. As his son gets sicker and sicker John Q made as much money as he could, he soon became desperate. John Q wanted revenge on the hospital, because they didn’t put his sons name on the transplant list for a new heart. His son was close to death they were running out of time, John Q does something he will soon regret. John Q goes in with a gun and takes over the hospital’s emergency room, as he waits in the emergency room with hostages he demands that his sons name be put on the list. This man became something he is not and did something that, all because he wanted revenge. As things went on John Q got want he wanted and faced his consequences as a man. Though this is not always how things turn out when wanting
I believed that Hamlet’s madness and revenge actions are justified because he was facing several very difficult situations, in a brief time. I think the best way to understand Hamlet’s actions is imagining being in his shoes. For a moment, visualize that your father dies suddenly without giving you time to say goodbye or to prepare you for the emptiness that his departure is going to leave in you. In addition, your uncle married your mother, two months after your father’s funeral. Those two situations are strong enough to destabilize any person. As if what Hamlet was living was not extreme enough, the ghost of his father begins to appear to demand revenge for his death. Hamlet found out through his father’s goth that he was murdered by Hamlet’s uncle. It is very difficult to imagen the level of pain, anger, and desire of revenge after losing both parents under so bizarre circumstances. The evil actions of the uncle to take control of the throne, I have no doubt,
When Hamlet Sr. returns as a ghost, he said to Hamlet, “...sleeping in my orchard, / A serpent stung me...The serpent that did sting thy father’s life / Now wears his crown” (28). Hamlet learns here that Claudius was the one who killed Hamlet’s father, and Hamlet has already decided he would get revenge on his father’s killer. Hamlet’s method of revenge is the best method of the four different methods. The first reason for this is his mindset about his revenge. When speaking of his revenge, Hamlet proclaims, “I’ll wipe away all trivial fond records...and they commandment all alone shall live / Within the book and volume of my brain...” (30). Hamlet’s only focus until his revenge is carried out, will be his revenge. The reason why this is a good thing is that it will keep him from putting off his revenge till later times, causing him, first of all, to strike when the moment is presented, and second to not put it off for too long where he won’t be able to get his revenge anymore. The second reason his method is the best method is because he makes himself look innocent and harmless. He plans to, “...put an antic disposition on-” (32). By making himself seem crazy and insane, it allows him to seem like he is harmless. People don’t suspect that the crazy person is actually looking to get revenge, and it gives him the element of surprise.
Within the classic Shakespeare play of Hamlet, many overarching themes can be found. However, when one looks more closely, they can see that the idea of revenge has huge impacts on the plot. When watching the movie adaptations, one directed by Franco Zeffirelli in 1990 and the other by Kenneth Branagh in 1996, some discrepancies can be seen throughout the story. The way the directors depicted certains scenes has changed the way the views see the ideal of revenge. By analyzing the depictions of Hamlet’s personality throughout all three versions of Hamlet, the audience realizes the importances of revenge in the plot.
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Mary Shelley shows the endless amount of revenge and that it is driven by pure hatred and rage. The monster was not created to be vengeful, he was kind hearted but when he was poorly treated by Victor and then by the Delacey family, he turned cold. In her novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley displays the immorality and destructive effects that revenge can have through Frankenstein and his pursuit of the creature.
Revenge is a major part of life, even with minor things people like to get major revenge, and the same can be said for major things also. While revenge is a huge thing it can lead to bad results. Revenge is a major theme in William Shakespeare 's Hamlet, revenge is seen through Hamlet’s revenge for his father, Laertes’ revenge for his father, and Fortinbras’ revenge on Denmark for Norway.
Revenge lies within us all, Revenge is an instinctive human characteristic. These emotions and actions associated are neither preventable nor controllable. Everybody has felt and taken action on the emotion of revenge, whether it 's your sibling, friend, or enemy. Revenge can bring justice but as well bring pain to someone else. Vengeance is an extremely popular emotion in today 's life whether it is terrorism or a dispute between family and friends. Revenge can be a horrible emotion; it can sometimes lead people to do horrible things. By definition, Revenge means to get retribution for a wrongdoing done to you. In my opinion, revenge is mostly caused by fear and the overwhelming feeling of payback
The reader's beliefs of revenge are re-assessed following Hamlets meeting with the ghost of King Hamlet. In Act One scene five, Hamlet states “ o villain, villain, smiling damned villain.” The
Not all people respond with hate and revenge, some people let themselves get walked over but not hamlet. Hamlet does not respond to injustice too kindly. He wants revenge for his father's death, wants to set things right, help out whoever is in charge of people receiving karma by taking things into his own hands. His main goal in the novel is to seek revenge on his father's death, this started when he was visited by the ghost of the old king. The ghost said to him “revenge his foul and most unnatural murder” the ghost of the old king wanted Hamlet to seek revenge on claudius for his ‘unnatural” murder of the kind. Hamlet at first was a little bit weary of the ghost but when the ghost told Hamlet that he was stuck in purgatory until revenge was sought out, hamlet was on board. Hamlet adored his father so when the ghost asked him to seek revenge, and when it told him to murder claudius it's all he focuses on for the majority of the novel. The effect seeking justice had on Hamlet was profound. He became obsessed with finding a proper way to kill the king. His first attempt was to put on a play where he hired actors to recreate the old king's murder to see how the queen and Claudius would react. Hamlet then accidentally kills Polonius the king's right hand man by accident thinking it was the king himself. When he sees that who he just killed wasn't in fact Claudius he figured he was just doing
As long as people have existed, they have wronged one another. They find different ways to harm others. Those who have been wronged tend to seek revenge no matter the situation. They feel as though they must revenge. Because humans almost always seek revenge, William Shakespeare’s statement, “If you wrong us, shall we not revenge?” holds significant truth. It is the basis of revenge as a whole. Other authors, who have a focus on revenge, also agree with Shakespeare’s comments.