There is No Real Pleasure in Revenge - Humberg

There is No Real Pleasure in Revenge - Humberg - Kristen...

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Kristen Humburg Essay #4 – Research Paper April 23, 2008 Effects of Vengeance There is No Real Pleasure in Revenge Throughout this course we have read many stories dealing with violence, ranging everywhere from capital punishment to religious punishment. Of these subjects, the subject of revenge stood out the most to me. The stories we read as a class titled “Persimmons,” by Yiyun Li, and “Killings,” by Andre Dubus, both deal with acts of revenge on people. However as shown in the readings, revenge is a hollow emotion, and can never be satisfied. As much as someone might enjoy killing in the name of their lost loved ones, nothing will change the hurt and sorrow that they are feeling. This makes the revenge almost pointless. But what drives a man to retaliate in the way that he might? One reason in these stories is that the man is driven to madness by the woman’s provoking him. Maybe not directly, but it is clear that
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the man is a vessel steered by the woman’s use of deception, love, and selfishness towards the situation. In “Persimmons” by Yiyun Li, a family whose son is murdered inevitably gets avenged by the father, Lao Da. The boy’s mother is a well known person around their community as well, having won awards. Everybody in the community blamed Lao Da for the murders of 17 people, but nobody focused on his wife’s role in his mental breakdown. Her remorse and sorrow felt through the loss
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