Revenge : Revenge And Revenge

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Humanizing Revenge
Author of The Broken Heart, John Ford once said, “Revenge proves its own executioner” (Revenge). Although the thought of revenge can seem like the best course of action, typically, revenge destroys more than just the person who the revenge is being sought against. Throughout human history, the idea of revenge has been apparent and a considerable motivator when crimes have been committed against a person. Revenge, the act alone can be devastating to not only those directly affected, but also those around them. The narrator in “Revenge” battles with the idea of avenging his or her father by taking revenge against the man who killed him. In Taha Muhammad Ali’s “Revenge,” the narrator uses the decision of revenge to humanize the narrator and the murderer of his or her father to make the poem relatable and connective to the readers of the poem. Revenge is an act that not only most people feel once in their life, the act itself takes a great deal out of the person that commits the revenge. For the narrator of the poem, revenge against the man who killed his or her father is justified and in his or her right to do so. The narrator’s reasons for wanting such revenge are that the man killed her father and razed him or her out of their own home. In the very first stanza of the poem, readers can sympathize with the narrator and can begin to see why revenge is against the man who killed the narrator’s father is being thought over. Therefore, the narrator is
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