Revenge : A Moral And Ethic Essay

1101 Words Nov 16th, 2015 5 Pages
Revenge is often seen as morally wrong but the truth is that it is used in the justice system as the correct way to right a wrong. In order to begin to understand revenge in a moral and ethic manner, people must know what revenge, ethics, and morals are. The act of revenge is defined as, to exact punishment or expiation for a wrong on behalf of, especially in a resentful or vindictive spirit. Moral is defined as, the principles or habits with respect to right or wrong conduct and conduct refers to how a person behaves. Ethics are defined as a moral principle or set of moral values held by an individual or group. Revenge is a natural human instinct but it depends on the person whether they carry out the act or not. Because most people feel bad after they commit an act of revenge, it is evident that revenge is morally wrong but it is also obvious that many cultures view revenge as ethically correct based on their justice system.
Morally, revenge should never be the solution to a problem. Revenge often creates more trouble than the original dilemma itself and it fuels an endless cycle of violence and turbulent times. The best example of this is seen in document 3 that discusses the blood feuds in Albania. In Albania, people are killing others out of acts of revenge because they think the Kanun, an ancient code of retribution, justifies their actions. The article states, “The Kanun is not supposed to encourage long-running feuds, and its text provides for mediation of…

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