Atrocious Revenge Essay

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Revenge leaves people with nothing but hate and loneliness. Of Revenge essay, by Sir Francis Bacon has this certain outlook as well. The idea is if revenge is engaged in, no good could come from that. Bacon widens his opinion by claiming, “Wise men have enough to do with things present and future-therefore, they who labor in past matters do but harm themselves”. Bacon’s concept of revenge is present in other writings and in each of the following stories. Horrible things happen to those who are a part of revenge or seek it. Bacon’s idea that revenge is only self harming would include The Interlopers by Saki, Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, and biography of Takashi “Thomas” Tanemori.
In the short story of The Interlopers revenge is the reason the two enemies, Ulrich Von Gradwitz and Georg Znaeym, is killed. Revenge is present in this story because of past feuds between the two families. A piece of land is being fought over for many generations between these two rivals. Now the head of the two families, Gradwitz and Znaeym, are a part of this argument. The leaders of these families do not lack hatred in the feud, “…if there was a man in the world whom he detested and wish ill to it was Georg Znaeym…” (Saki 305). Bacon’s perspective on revenge is if someone is sucked into revenge, the will only hurt themselves. When Gradwitz only wished ill to Znaeym, Gradwitz was hurt under a tree “Ulrich Von Gradwitz found himself stretched on the ground, one arm numb beneath him and other held almost as helplessly in a tight tangle of forked branches” (Saki 305). Gradwitz finds himself beside the only person he wished ill in the world. Gradwitz has the long lasting conflict with his enemy which causes revenge and leaves Gradwitz under a tree soon welcoming death. This suites Bacon’s thinking on revenge because Gradwitz gets injured after long family feuds. Bacon’s opinion is also present in William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet.
In Shakespeare’s play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, generations of two families were enemies and engaged in revenge. One person from each family, who were also in love, loses their lives. Romeo, a Montague and one of the star crossed lovers, kills Tybalt. This would be because Tybalt kills a Montague which would be one of Romeo’s relatives. Tybalt is a Capulet which is the other family that takes part of this story. Tybalt no doubt adds tension to the chaos by killing a Montague. When Romeo kills Tybalt, he says “And fire-eyed fury be my conduct now” (Shakespeare I.i.18). By murdering Tybalt, Romeo is now being hunted and will soon be banished. This will cause him to not see...

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