Role 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, and dangerous. Revenge is a primitive, destructive, and violent response to anger, injury, or humiliation. It is a misguided attempt to transform shame into pride. The motivation is revenge, not because human beings are fundamentally evil, but because vengeance is part of the natural survival procedure of a complex social class. The desire for vengeance is as old as or older than humankind and to understand this complex and ancient response, we need to push aside our socially developed notions of revenge and look for its roots. Reciprocity or “tit-for-tat” is the basis of social relationships, manifesting even among our primate relations, the desire for revenge is an evolved outgrowth of our human sense of unsatisfied reciprocity,
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