Due to the atrocities Heathcliff experienced at the hands of Hindley, he feels the need to punish his nephew in retaliation for the offences of the boy 's father.Consequently, Heathcliff follows in Hindley 's footsteps, further prolonging his own sorrow as his need for retribution continues to soar. After robbing Hareton of a proper education, Heathcliff wrongfully takes pride in his damning decisions that will lead to a lifetime of hardships for Hareton. He delights in informing Nelly that Hareton is a "fool" by his very design, shaping him into an illiterate and tactless boy just as Hindley had done to him. Furthermore, Heathcliff relishes in the knowledge that Hareton 's senselessness is due to his influence, not because the boy was born as an ill-witted individual. Holding the boy back from reaching his full potential would not be as satisfying for Heathcliff if there was little potential to begin with.
A Deliberate Revenge At the end of the story “Bisclavret”, the werewolf punished his ex-wife brutally to punish her disloyalty. His revenge pushed the story to the climax, but what the story did not explain was how he planned for the revenge or if he even planned for it at all. The werewolf’s special identification as a mix of animal and man makes this problem confusing but interesting. By analyzing the story and applying theories like “The Prince” and “Homo Sacer”, this essay will draw the conclusion that his revenge was intended and planned out of human reason. The background of the driving question is that the werewolf has an ambiguous identity: a mix of animal and human.
In effect, Laertes evokes the distinction between honor and nature and the former’s influence over his decision to choose revenge over clemency. After an injured Hamlet wounds Laertes with the poisoned foil, Laertes laments that he is “justly killed” by his own “treachery.” (5.2.337). In blaming himself for his downfall, Laertes declares the justice of his death. Laertes possesses only a simple understanding of the immorality of murder because his honor, anger, and a lack of concern for his own damnation drives him to ultimately carry out the act. After Hamlet kills Claudius, Laertes states the justice in the king’s death and says, “mine and my father 's death come not upon thee, / Nor thine on me!” (5.2.359-63).
Revenge and Shakespreare Revenge is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as ”to avenge (oneself or another) usually by retaliating in kind or degree.” Many pieces of literature use revenge as a primary plot point but one of the most famous works of literature about revenge is “Hamlet”. “Hamlet” is a story that completely focuses on the act of revenge. It is about a prince who contemplated avenging his father by killing his uncle. There are two main characters that driven by revenge in the play. These characters are Hamlet and Laertes.
This causes the tragic reversal that leads to his emotional ruin with not only himself but also his family. The promotion to the conflict was that Creon created a law in which enabled Polyneices, Antigone’s brother, to be buried in a improperly way. Antigone found it fit to bury her brother causing her to disobey the law of Thebes. Between Creon and Antigone it's clear that the strength of a family lies in it loyalty to each other. Creon’s stubbornness , excessive pride , and oversized ego are his
Before he dies, Laertes says, “…The foul practice / Hath turned itself on me. Lo, here I lie, / Never to rise again” (Shakespeare 5.2 327-329). He proves Confucius’s proverb true, “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.” Laertes attempts to avenge his father’s and sister’s deaths, and he partially succeeds; but not without losing his own life in the process. This is another consequence of seeking vengeance: it ruins you as well. The characters in Hamlet learn how revenge is capable of torturing, ensnaring, and ruining those who choose to partake of
Montresor says, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge” (Poe 1). Montresor says this in the first sentence of the story which implies that he is having a struggle with another person who is Fortunato. Montresor has to struggle with a bully on his own and he wants revenge. Every victim of a bully wants revenge for what has been done to them. Nevertheless, Montresor gets ultimate revenge since he murdered Fortunato making the reader’s feel shocked.
His suicide illustrates the power of the father 's words and how his father 's judgment dawned upon him. It could also suggest the shift from a realist mode to an anti-realist mode. In symbolic terms, this suicide would be a depiction of the latent power of the father over the son.The father 's word was the final one for Georg, who did not think about his fiance before committing suicide. Gregor on the other hand, deals slightly better with his father 's harshness. I would say that Gregor 's situation was worse, since not only did he have to listen to the harsh comments, he was also physically abused by his father when his father threw the apple at him.
Once Marlow examines these pamphlets along with the Russian trader’s tale it becomes clear that Kurtz led the natives to believe that he was a god so that he could succeed, “and by ¬and ¬by I learned that, most appropriately, the International Society for the Suppression of Savage Customs had in-trusted him with the making of a report, for its future guidance. ... He began with the argument that we whites, from the point of development we had arrived at, 'must necessarily appear to them [savages] in the nature of supernatural beings—we approach them with the might as of a deity.” Kurtz grew power hungry and committed horrible acts, and the longer he stayed in the Congo the more his