The author uses revenge as a clear theme, specifically in the ending of the book The Roundhouse. Joe takes revenge on his mother's attacker by killing him with the help of his best friend Cappy. Although revenge was accomplished in Joe’s mind, it did not make the characters, such as Joe and Cappy, feel any better about their situation. However, after he and Cappy, had committed the deed, they did not feel happy, it wasn't a sweet revenge at all as they both had haunting nightmares of his mother's attacker in their dreams. They are both afraid and insecure after their kill and felt nervous around almost everyone.
If someone gets hanged to a wall for robbing a house it’s very unlikely that someone may do that again. Hanging someone to a wall might be a bit gruesome but it puts fear in other robbers. Also it puts fear into civilians so they are not gonna do it again. Another piece of evidence from Document E law 196, says, If a man has knocked out the eye of a free man, his eyes shall be knocked out.”. This shows that if someone gets their eye taken out there probably not gonna take someone else's eye out.
In "Long Way Down," author Jason Reynolds explores the devastating cycle of violence that hurts many communities. Will, the protagonist, showed us a exciting journey that highlights just how difficult it can be to break free from the vicious cycle of revenge and violence. The author shows this by telling us about how the characters were always told to get revenge, how easy it is to get pulled into the cycle, and that it makes people's vision/mind cloudy making them make bad decisions. The first quote that shows this theme is "No.3 Revenge if someone you love gets killed find the person and kill them.”
Was Hammurabi’s code just? Nearly 4,000 years ago, a man named Hammurabi became king of a city state called babylon. Hammurabi made a very important code in 18th century B.C.E. Hammurabi made 282 laws and he made these codes to protect the weak and poor from the strong. There are areas of law where Hammurabi’s code can be shown to be both, just and unjust. These are Family Law, Property Law, and Personal Injury Law.
Is it justifiable to kill in order to get revenge and peace? The death of Matt and Ruth’s son, Frank altered their lives. Losing their son put them in a dark place taking an enormous toll over their profound emotions. The hatred for Richard Strout, grew stronger daily. The story “Killings” Author Andre Dubus displayed disputes with the values of compassion, courage, and fairness.
Also, Hammurabi’s kingdom was always had a constant threat of being attacked, so there was no time for his own people to fight each other. Other people may say that not everyone was treated equally. However, in that society and time, free men were more important that slaves, and had more rights. The three examples shown above: family law, property law, and personal injury law, all clearly show that Hammurabi’s Code was just, and brought order and security to his
Revenge is an emotional response to real or imagined injury or insult which requires punishment in return. This is done more on feeling than by law. The second goal is retribution (Schmalleger & Smykla, 2015). Retribution involves the payment of a debt to both the victim and society. The way this is explained is an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.
Luckily for Atticus and the kids Boo was willing to step in and kill Bob to protect Jem and Scout. When the commotion settles down the shreif chooses to lie and say Bob had stabbed himself. Why would they punish Boo by putting the spotlight on him when he obviously doesn't want it. The readers learn that hatred and not being able to let go leads to negative
Hammurabi's code, a set of laws that ruled the people of Babylon. The Code worked as a legal version of revenge, "an eye for an eye". The Code ensured that if a person caught committing a crime would be punish for his crime. Some may argue that the code was barbaric, but the Babylonian's viewed it as the most efficient way to punish crimes.
Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird is about a man named Atticus and his two kids Jem and Scout. Atticus was appointed to defend an African American, named Tom Robinson. Tom was accused by Bob Ewell for raping and beating his daughter, Mayellea Ewell. During the trial scene, everyone in that courtroom finds outs the truth that Tom is innocent against the accusations from Bob. The truth is that Mayella kissed Tom and Bob saw what she did.
How would you feel if you had your hands chopped off? This can happen in Hammurabi’s code. If a son struck his father, his hand would be chopped off. Hammurabi ruled Babylon for 42 years. In the 38th year of his rule, Hammurabi had 282 laws carved on a large pillar like stone called stele.
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of revenge is “to inflict injury in return for.” In To Kill a Mockingbird (TKAM) by Harper Lee, Scout, and Jem explore Civil Rights and racism in the segregated Maycomb, Alabama during the 1930s. Expressed through the eyes of 7-year-old, you learn about her father Atticus Finch, an attorney who desperately tries to prove the innocence of a black man falsely accused of rape; and about Boo Radley, a mysterious neighbor who saves Scout and Jem from being slaughtered by Bob Ewell. In the scene when Jem and Scout are attacked by Bob Ewell, Lee develops the theme, revenge brings consequences through external conflict, and symbolism. Seeking destructive revenge always creates a larger issue.
Revenge is a real thing in today’s society. It happens every day. There are different reasons for revenge from as small, as a small child stealing a stick of gum to a drug dealer murdering a nark. Regardless, taking revenge in itself may be for the greater good, or evil.
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 Throughout history, revenge, or vengeance, has been altered by several cultures and religions, and even the American culture. Though it often leads one to perform criminal acts, Howard argues that it is a necessary component in the functioning of society. He points out that revenge is a threat that acts as a disincentive to undeserved violence.