Emily Bronte 's ' Hamlet ' And ' Wuthering Heights '

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Revenge in Hamlet and Wuthering Heights Abstract This concise paper is an analogical study. It consists of three parts; the first one defines the word revenge and explains where the theme of revenge comes from and how it has expended to other types of literary works until these days. The second part of the study, is supported by exemplifies Shakespeare’s tragedy, Hamlet. The last part of the paper, provides Emily Brontë’s novel, Wuthering Heights as a good example; because one of the main themes in it is revenge. Introduction Some people consider it to be the best way to get back at someone; or they decide to do it on behalf of the law if the law does not give them justice in return for someone who has committed a crime or an error that…show more content…
There are some protocols of Revenge in literary works which are often madness, murders, or a ghost of a murdered victim urges revenge such as in Hamlet (the researcher sheds light on it in the next part of the paper.) Here are some famous examples of some works in English literature that present revenge as a theme: the plays, Hamlet and Othello, by William Shakespeare, the novel The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas, and the short story The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe. More modern examples include the novels, Carrie by Stephen King and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Although revenge is a theme in itself, it is also considered to be a genre. Revenge in Hamlet Most revenge-tragedies deal with some basic aspects: a play within a play, mad scenes, a ghost calls for a revenge, gory scenes, and, most significantly, the main character who has some complaints against an opponent. There are three plots in Shakespeare’s Hamlet: the central plot is revenge plot, alongside with romance plot and the war events. There are characters who are involved in the revenge plot, besides Hamlet and his uncle, for instance, there are the ghost, and his mother. Revenge in Hamlet is a recurrent theme. Even though Hamlet likes to avenge

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