Causes Of Revenge Essay

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Those who get hurt by others, tend to hurt the people that they are hurt by. In short, hurt people hurt people. The motivation is revenge, and this is not because humans are evil, but because vengeance is part of the innate survival instincts of an elaborate social species. The desire behind getting revenge is seen as, to the person who is getting revenge, an act of justice. But for some, the act of revenge is way more diabolical than what is seemingly necessary. Some people will go to any length to get the revenge that they want on a certain person, even if that means lying, cheating, or coming up with false stories to give the person that hurt them the punishment they feel they deserve. Revenge is an act as old, or maybe even older, than …show more content…
These two trials relate in a number of ways and began as a result of many different factors including child accusations and a desire for revenge, and the outcomes of these cases are similar because of the children’s actions. To begin, it has been commonly stated that children have the tendency to not understand how seriously their words can be taken, and often fail to see the consequences in the heat of a moment. When the time arises that a possible punishment could come as a result of what the child has said or done, they will do anything to stay out of trouble. We see this characteristic as a similarity between the children involved in the Wenatchee Sex-Ring trials, and The Crucible. In, The Crucible, the judges were basing their accusations off of what the children had been saying, and the children had been playing games. Abigail began to point fingers at John Proctor’s wife, Elizabeth. John Proctor finds this extremely absurd because Elizabeth was now in risk of getting sent to jail because of the children and the fake rumors they had created. John Proctor shouted at the judges involved, asking them, “’ Why do you never wonder if Parris be innocent, or Abigail? Is the accuser always holy now? Were they born this morning as clean as God’s fingers?’” (Miller

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