An Eye for an Eye Essay

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AN EYE FOR AN EYE, EVERYONE WILL BE BLIND According to Dr. Martin Luther King, he thinks, “The old law of an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind”. The “old law” was originated and related to an old saying “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth” which means one should do something back to hurt or harm those people or actions that caused the hurt or pain to him or her. In other words, this old law encourages people to believe in revenge as a fair way of reaction in social behavior. However, Dr. Martin Luther King disagrees with this old law and he believes that this law will lead to nowhere but all will end up suffering from loss for all sides. I totally agree with Dr. King because I believe that revenge is an endless cycle of retribution that leads to nothings but destroying, it is never a good solution and it is poisonous to one man’s mind. Firstly, revenge is a cycle of retribution that never ends but cause more loss to al sides. If one is hurt because of a certain action or verbal humiliation, he or she will feel ashamed, angry or hurtful and looking for a solution to satisfy his or mind by doing something bad at the same level back to the agents. However, his or her action may worsen the situation and causes another desire to take revenge from the other party. Like that it keeps going around and around and never ends. For instance, Osama Bin Laden and his followers, known as terrorists, have used violence to solve his belief of oppression on Muslims by the U.S foreign policy which concluded in thousands of deaths in the 9-11 attacks which included his own followers and his death two years later in 2011. That action of Bin Laden may satisfies him and his followers for a while but it never left him at peace. He ended up by a death after years of hiding and living a life full of worry. He caused hatred and pain in thousands of people’s hearts. Some of

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