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Bacon's Idea Of Revenge Essay

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Sir Francis Bacon once had a idea of revenge this idea is shown in many different stories just to name a few Romeo and Juliet in which a dashing young man seeks revenge and gets banished. The Interlopers the short story where two men seek revenge and both men end up getting killed. The Blade of Grass in a Dreamless Field the story of a man who seeks revenge his whole life and ends up wasting his whole life seeking revenge. All of these stories have one similarity in each one of them a person seeks revenge and only ends up getting hurt. Not only does revenge end up hurting you, revenge ends up hurting others.
Bacon’s idea of Revenge is expressed in Romeo and Juliet when Romeo gets into a fight and in turn gets banished from his home town. Romeo and Tybalt get into a fight that fight results in Romeo getting punished by the prince. Romeo fights Tybalt and at the end of the fight Romeo says “This days black fate on moe days doth depend / this but begins the woe others must end” (Shakespeare III.i.113-114). Because Romeo sought revenge the prince decides that Romeo can no longer live in Verona. When the prince finds out about Romeo he decides to banish him saying “let Romeo hence in haste / else when he is found that hour is his last” (Shakespeare III.ii.187-189). Romeo and Juliet is a example of bacon’s idea of revenge, the short story The Interlopers is also a good example.
The Interlopers also is a good example of Bacon’s idea of revenge when Bacon says “No vindictive persons live the life of witches: they are mischievous and come to bad end”. Because of an ancient family feud between Georg Znaeum and Ulrich Von Gradwitz both seeked revenge on one another. The three generation long feud between Znaeum and Von Gradwitz was caused by “…a long series of poaching affairs” (Saki 305). Because both Znaeum and Von Gradwitz sought revenge on one another they both end up getting hurt and both end up being killed. After both men apologize and become friends they yell for...

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