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Entertainment Weekly, 1127().The Walking Dead.The particular social themes I chose to address in a scene are life, death, depression, weapons, children, zombies, revenge, hope, and regret.US Weekly, 870().Other forms of the social themes include: gore, revenge, cannibalism, life, death, humor, suicide, weapons, friendship, fear, distrust, depression, envy, regret, pride, teamwork, and definitely the zombie element.
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When Todd returns fifteen years later, he seeks revenge against Turpin and everyone who collaborated with him.The plot in the 2007 version made the story of the film more interesting because, the protagonist is influenced by a sense of revenge towards the characters that collaborated in separating him from his family.To add to the contrast, the theme in the 2007 version, revolves around revenge and envy, which are emotions that captivate the people’s attention, besides that, in the 2007 version, Sweeney Todd, is married and has a lovely child, named Johanna.These three aspects helped to create a more realistic and gloomy movie and engaged the audience in a world of revenge, envy, hatred and love.The sound creates the ambience and it play...
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Malcolm is implying that revenge is sweet.Revenge was shown from the start of the play when the witches got revenge on the sailors wife who didn’t give the witches any chestnuts.The theme of power is shown through ambition, betrayal and revenge using the symbolisms of sleep and blood.Revenge was the issue which made one person to rise up or fall down.Once Macbeth and lady Macbeth embark upon their murderous journey, blood comes to symbolize their guilt, and they begin to feel like their crimes have stained them in a way that cannot be washed clean.
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One of the major early forms of vengeance presented in the book are blood feuds.“An eye for an eye makes the world blind.” This quote especially rings true in this story since revenge led to the fall of Camelot.This was a blood feud in the 1400s that started a civil war, the War of the Roses.Blood feuds are not only vengeance between two people, but in fact between the whole family and can often last for many generations.In this story and in medieval times revenge led to many deaths and strife for everyone.
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Iago is the major character that this essay will focus on in talking about revenge.The advice of digging two graves when planning to revenge or avenge a wrong that is committed against a s person can be clearly depicted from Shakespeare work; Othello.It is true that revenge can result in tragic results and the characters in “Othello, The Moor of Venice” prove this.When planning for revenge, a person has to know and expect it boomerang.They even result in deaths of innocent people, as a result of their desire to revenge.
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Revenge is the key to the advancement of the complex plot in Romeo and Juliet.My blood for your rude brawls doth lie a-bleeding; .The want for revenge leads many of the characters in Romeo and Juliet into murderous acts which eventually leads to severe punishments and a further need for revenge.Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.Juliet doesn’t want to be an unfaithful bride to Romeo, and in revenge, scorns the nurse in retaliation for her suggestion to marry Paris and unwillingness to aid her in the postponing of the wedding.
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Procrastination is a highly uncommon trait amongst the protagonists of revenge plays as can be seen in the character of Titus Andronicus who seemingly has no ethical values, Titus Andronicus being a play that is described as ‘Shakespeare’s bloodiest work’.The audience of a revenge play expect a fast pace that gives them an adrenaline rush, thus keeping them engaged.Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy and William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus are classic examples of revenge plays, often being classified as ‘tragedies of blood’ due to their explicit presentation of premeditated violence.This fact in itself defers Hamlet from being merely a revenge play.In my opinion, Hamlet is not more a tragedy than a revenge play as it contains elements of...
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The definition of a dilemma, however, is not so clear.Hamlet’s reason for delay is that Claudius is in the midst of praying, and in order for revenge to be complete, the King must be engaged in some sinful act such as sex, gambling, or drinking, and thus be condemned to eternal damnation.” (Mabillard, Amanda.But some philosophers have tried to define a moral dilemma much more narrowly: to be in a moral dilemma is to be faced with a situation in which no matter what one does, one does wrong.” For the purpose of this exercise, I would choose the former definition (i.e.He turns thoughts over and over in his mind so much so that one feels like screaming out: “Get on with it man!And when he does speak to the ghost he learns the terrible truth...
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However, the concept of family goes much farther back in the play, to the very beginning with the first appearance of the dead king, still linked to his son and the tragedy of his blood, who himself is heard by Hamlet to call for revenge.The physical presnece of blood is seen throughout the play in the deaths of even those who do end in bloodshed, like Ophelia;.Like Ophelia, the Queen becomes a kind of martyr to the ulterior motives of royal ascendency and the revenge of her only son.Without the morality of justice, Hamlet’s revenge fails to provide any resolution.For Hamlet, the concept of blood is perhaps the most sensitive and the core root to his own madness.
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This sudden inversion of authority could be interpreted as Shakespeare’s understanding of Puritans and how they are ruthlessly unforgiving, and driven by revenge.Although Malvolio’s character is one which is a victim of hatred and satirical mockery through the majority of the play, his fate in the end provokes a rather different set of feelings to most.Not only do you feel pathos towards his character, but also are lead to the conclusion that the ending of Twelfth Night is not necessarily one to be celebrated, as it is not entirely happy.This is further confirmed by the use of iambic pentameter, which stresses Malvolio’s newly established desire for revenge and heightens the intensity of his words, adding extra emphasis on the word ‘reve...
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Oresteia focuses on revenge as justice, with the old system that no .Revenge is often spurred on my loss of a loved one.desire revenge, and it leads to a cycle that cannot and will not end .America: W.W. Norton & Company, 1999.The old system, one of revenge, leads to death after death; it also .
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His last words blame Claudius; however Hamlet also dies, and so his revenge is complete.He is an important foil for Prince Hamlet, who has also lost a father and now finds himself seeking revenge.Fortinbras’ revenge is driven by honor.Hamlet’s brooding over the morality of the act of revenge stands apart from that of the other two men because he represents the coming of a more enlightened age.His approach to achieving revenge was incorrect from the start.
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He would have been portrayed as a rich miserly moneylender hell-bent on getting his bond from his sworn enemy, the Christian- Antonio.Shylock must have been distraught and extremely embarrassed that his daughter ran away and to have the Christians mocking him would have made his remorse and revenge for Antonio even worse.I think, because Shakespeare also showed Shylock's compassionate side, that he might have been trying to comment on the racial, segregated abuse Jews got at the time or the intolerance, anger and revenge both religions displayed on each other.The tables then turn on Shylock when Portia announces he may not shed a drop of blood.But although I am a daughter to his blood, I am not his manners".
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own blood relation in order to sail for Troy.wife have no blood relation, yet the son is of the same blood as his parents.The furies invoke their rights as defenders of blood, and it is up .more blood, is enforced by the Furies.blood on the ground, then settle into his father's halls in Argos?"
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Although the mother in Blood Wedding doesn’t go to the extremes as Medea, these two characters share very similar traits.Medea is only seeking revenge no matter what the cost is, the Mother has hatred but assumes the rightful place as ‘master’ of the house and looks for her sons best interest.This is the defining point of both plays the way in which Medea seeks revenge shows her unconditional love for Jason, while the Mothers desire to see her son happy portrays her love for her family.She may not be as drastic as Medea but she the flare of revenge in her sights.In Blood Wedding we can see the role of the mother primarily more prevailing, we see this in many ways, in her language: .
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Never once does he admit his mistake in killing Tybalt, instead he says fortune is controlling him for fun “O, I am fortunes fool.” He also personifies fury as if it is not his own actions but as if they are being controlled by fury.The revelation of characters in this scene is a one of the aspects of the atmosphere created, firstly Romeo reveals his impulsive and irrational nature when he chooses to avenge over a friends death rather than spare Juliet the loss of losing him and her cousin.“And fire-eyed fury be my conduct now!” In conclusion all of these techniques I have discussed, tie together a fantastic knot of suspenseful and captivating atmosphere, that advances the plot and provides the first exciting twist of the play.Dramatic i...
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Stanford: Stanford University Press: 1994. .Reading Beowulf.In Beowulf, the ancient German proverb "revenge does not long remain unrevenged" is strictly adhered to and verifies that revenge is part of pagan tradition.As Baker and Ogilvy suggest, a special form of loyalty was involved in the blood feud.Christianity teaches to forgive those who trespass against us, whereas in the pagan world, revenge is typical and not considered an evil act.
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Besides, the sole reason Ferdinand wanted revenge was due to his incestuous feeling towards his sister, which was highly frowned upon in religion and thus by the audience as a whole.So Hamlet’s use of violence as a way to carry out revenge was highly relatable and understandable.The villains in the Duchess did not directly act violently in their pursue of revenge but were still identified as the villains.They have been known to use various methods to present these message and in this case, the treatment of villainy in relation to revenge.Emma Wart, a critic for Literature Weekly, stated that “while Hamlet did indulge in ungodly deeds, he somehow manage to steal the audience with his justification that he was only violent to seek revenge....
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By using Iago, Shakespeare has shown just how powerful jealousy really is.Iago fits the definition of jealousy, as he is in a state of revenge prompted by rivalry and competition, compared to Othello who is in a state of suspicion of sexual love.Throughout Act III, scene iii, Othello speaks in misplaced, jumps of speech; using shortened sentences such as ‘Ha!’ (III.iii.169), and increased repetition of phrases, such as ‘O, monstrous, monstrous!’ (III.iii.431), ‘O, blood, blood, blood!’ (III.iii.455) .At the beginning of the play, Othello has statistical control, with his judgement directing Iago and Cassio; however after choosing Cassio as lieutenant Iago plans his revenge and begin to plant vivid images of Desdemona’s betrayal as he str...
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But killing anybody from his family, tribe or country is sufficient to quench the need for revenge. The revenge process involves a cycle that is hard to stop without blood to the extent that the reason behind the feud might be forgotten.Therefore his family members have the duty to take his revenge not necessarily by killing the culprit but by killing any member of the family or the tribe of the culprit.As it is discussed above revenge is an important aspect that defines a tribe, it is one of the most misunderstood terms about the tribes, because revenge does not necessitate the killing the person who committed the murder.Nobody can stop revenge or prevent the killing from taking place, unless the family of the bereaved accepted a fin...
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You might think about this when you read this sentence: “when his friends were talking about revenge, I heard him say, “No, I don’t want someone else’s mother to go through what mine has.” (Schindler 10).“There’s something wrong with the world today.Finally, the essay is very thought-provoking making it relevant to our times, because it raises questions about law enforcement, kid’s education, or revenge.Something’s wrong with our eyes.It sure ain’t no surprise.
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‘ He is prepared to go to Hell to get revenge for his father’s death.Laertes, another character to lose his father and his sister, who are both related to Hamlet in one way or another, deals with his feelings for seeking revenge in a very different way to Hamlet.Laertes is saying that he does not care what the consequences are, he will seek revenge even if he has to damn his soul to get it.They mark the play as contemporary, not belonging to a pre-Christian Denmark, and ensure that Hamlet’s progress in revenge does not move him entirely from customary judgements even though he believes he could ‘drink hot blood’ and envisions evil spreading throughout the world.‘The Everlasting ‘has’ ‘fixed / His canon gainst self-slaughter’.
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He says, “So I returned, after my years of exile, an... .Revenge is a continuing theme throughout the play until Athena has a hand in making it come to an end.So basically they also take revenge for the ones that have been murdered.They seek out those who kill their blood relatives and haunt them and torture them for eternity.The furies also play a part in this cycle of revenge.
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However, it is \Claudius, not Laertes, who actually states that ‘Revenge should have no bounds’, which is not only ironic, since it is Hamlet’s hesitation alone which has saved him so far, but – I feel – also has sinister undertones, since one would hardly have put such words into the mouth of the clearest villain of the play without implying that this sentiment is also, somehow, villainous.All these characters’ unhesitating and decisive action, and what seems to be their lack of fear at the consequences, throw Hamlet’s indecisiveness very much into relief, for whilst he can only ‘unpack (his) heart with words’, they can ‘sweep… to revenge’ as he longs to.However, we possibly feel some sympathy with the view that: ‘blest are those Whose ...
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It is submitted that this global shift in emphasis away from revenge-based sanctions has been driven by the emerging philosophy among criminologists that punishment in the form of revenge and retribution sits incongruously in a modern civilised society.Once a factual scenario is added to the mix for context, once flesh and blood and are brought into the equation, the edges of these respective notions blur yet further.While revenge and retribution may jeopardise less well regulated societies as protagonists attempt to inflict reciprocal revenge on one another, retribution as it is embodied in established legal orders and controlled by the state entity in theory strives to prevent a deleterious circle of mutual revenge from undermining th...
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The poem slows and becomes jerky, and simpler, in the last stanza, as if with exhaustion, and so conveys a sense that the thistles are dying.This richness is heightened by the occasional use of metaphor, simile and personification (rubber tongues, plume of blood, sons, etc.).Some variation in line lengths, such as in the short second line of the first stanza and the first like of the second, is effective in suggesting the abrupt and violent nature of thistles.Alliteration and consonance are occasionally used to echo the sense of the words (hoeing hands – the repetition of the -h- sound suggests effort, while “gutturals of dialect” creates an ugly cluttered effect).The frequent use of emphatic, and sometimes onomatopoeic, verbs such as “s...
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The second defence of voluntary manslaughter is diminished responsibility which is the Abnormality of mental functioning, however in the abnormality of mental functioning a criticism I have to make is that the abnormality of mental functioning must result from a ‘recognised mental condition.’ It does include the abnormality of mental functioning which might come from being drunk or under the influence of drugs.This is case even where the defendant loses self-control as a result of one of the qualifying triggers.It is possible now for there to be delay between the incident causing the loss of control and the killing however the defence revenge is not available to a defendant.However that parent will still be convicted of murder as would s...
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This meant that we could easily focus entirely on the theme of revenge and explore it in further depth.The story ‘Mother Savage’ suggests that Maupassant is condemning revenge as he reminds us that it causes severe punishment and death, although in the story ‘Vendetta’ it suggests that Maupassant is advocating revenge as it is possible to escape punishment and it leaves you with peace of mind.She does not hesitate to work out a plan of revenge and acts very quickly so that within the same day, she avenges her son, unlike Widow Saverini who plans out her revenge in the course of three months.However, the story of ‘Mother Savage’ is situated in Virelogne in France, in a very beautiful area where there is blossom on trees, little woods and ...
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Antonio may argue that it is because of his own faith he brought Shylock in, but to me it is obvious that it was merely an act of revenge to put Shylock in the firing line.“This bond give thee hence no jot of blood.However, amongst all these lines showing an obsession with money, and amongst all his snarling cruel demands to seek revenge, Shylock is explored in much more detail by Shakespeare who opens up the stereotype and presents him with long speeches to argue his points and communicate his opinions powerfully.Shylock’s pure hatred and desperation for revenge after years of torment and anti-Semitism from Antonio has fired up this desire to exact as much suffering and humiliation as possible back to him – his seething bitterness is ve...
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