Also, he fought for the revenge for his wife that they killed to get to him. William Wallace is brave, courageous and loyal to the most heroic. Gilgamesh was just watching his friend getting beaten by Humbaba. Gilgamesh is a coward and scared. He almost took the monster bibe before he chopped off his head.
“…if Hector does not feel my battering spear tear the life out of him, make him pay in his own blood for the slaughter of Patroclus.” (Page 76, Line 28-30) The tone of the passage ties into this line. Achilles was feeling angry, revenge-bent, and this specific quote is important because it is the first time Achilles tells his mother that his plan is to go to Darden and kill Hector. Thetis, Achilles’ mother, then tells her son that he will meet a swift end. In the end, Achilles is the one who had killed Hector out of revenge. As Achilles is mocking Hector and gloating at his death, Hector says that he will eventually be killed by his brother and Apollo.
In this play, the Queen of the Goths, Tamora seeks revenge against Andronicus family when they show no mercy and murder her sons. In the same way, Titus Andronicus who is a famous general in Rome seeks revenge against Tamora and the emperor of Rome, Saturninus for murdering his sons. In addition to this, Tamora’s sons, Demetrius and Chiron shows no mercy to Titus’s daughter, Lavinia which opens themselve upto revenge. Therefore, in Titus Andronicus, William Shakespeare demonstrates that when justice and mercy fail, revenge flourishes. In his play, Shakespeare shows that when the well-known general of Rome, Titus, does not show mercy to Tamora’s eldest son, Alarbus, one of his Goth war prisoner, Tamora then seeks revenge.
Creon believes the gods make him suffer the loss of his wife and son as punishment for his pride. He cries to the gods “Oh the dread, I shudder with dread! Why not kill me too? – run me through with a good sharp sword? Oh god, the misery, anguish – I, I’m churning with it, going under” (1432 – 1436).
However, this fails as Bagsley enjoys being able to make Ishmael afraid and continues to tease him. Ishmael becomes very unhappy and deeply pessimistic. Ishmael’s hatred of Bagsley leads him to desire revenge. This causes him to a plan to humiliate Bagsley in front of the whole school and Bagsley’s parents during his participation of the prayers of petition. The author draws parallels with Captain Ahab who was so consumed by revenge that he sacrifices his own life and all the sailors for whom he is responsible.
Once he finds out this is true he blinds himself and banned his self from civilization forever. He is the most tragic hero because fate was a main part of the tragedy. Oedipus rose to be king then fell to become a blind person who committed incest. Hamlet main goal was to avenge his father. Hamlet’s father’s ghost appears to Hamlet telling him what happened and to avenge him.
This sadness Hamlet feels, makes him question his own life in his famous “to be or not to be” soliloquy. The murder of Claudius is his ultimate revenge, but before doing so Hamlet must deal with the incestuous activity that occurred between his mother and his uncle. Hamlets plot for revenge on Claudius is furthered as he realizes that after the death of his father, King Hamlet, Claudius and his mother quickly got married. Hamlet is so frustrated with his mother and her actions, that he yells, “frailty thy name is woman!” (Shakespeare Act I scene II). His hate for women is furthered as seen in his treatment toward Ophelia later on during the play.
Redemption to revenge Let’s start with Mr. Delacroix. He thinks that he will find redemption by killing Mathew Poncelet, but he’s still mad when Mathew dies. His hate to Mathew Poncelet hasn’t disappeared, it still lives within him because Mathew took his sons to Mathew. Mr. Delacroix appears at the funeral with the hate glowing in his eyes. He drives away, and with help from Sister Helen he starts to forgive.
What is the connection between revenge and honour for Hamlet, Laertes, and Fortinbras? Every one of the three eldest sons had one thing in common, they all wanted revenge for a slaughtered father. In the time in which this play is set, avenging the murder of a father was part of one's honour, and had to be done. All of the three sons swore vengeance, and then acted towards getting revenge for the deaths of their fathers. Young Fortinbras was deeply enraged by the death of his father, and he wanted revenge against Denmark because of this occurrence.