Revenge is another humane quality which Dickens has criticized. In his book, Great Expectations, Charles has seriously shown that revenge can lead to many unpleasant aspects. Miss Havisham adopts the pretty ward Estella. She makes sure that she grows up to be a belle so that she may avenge on men. Miss Havisham thinks that by breaking other peopleís hearts, she can find a remedy for her own heart. As she had been quite rich, a man pretended to love her but instead he just loved her money then on the wedding day he had sent a note telling her the truth shattering her heart. This made her feel extreme hatred for all men.
She made sure that Pip loved Estella, then she snatched her away from him. She did the same to some other unlucky ones and in the end gave her to a harsh and violent brute, Drummle, who made her life a hell. Miss Havisham made sure that she was not the only one who suffered. This sort of thing usually happens around us when some one is not able to get his/her hearts desire they see no reason why should any one else get what they want. They canít bear to see someone else all in smiles.
Despite this another thing is this that the escaped convict in Great Expectations, Abel Magwitch never forgave Compeyson for not helping him out of trouble and for never giving him peaceful time and enough money. This loathe leads to him being caught and almost being drowned.
Forgive and forget should be a rule of our lives otherwise we spend most of our time thinking about how to make things more difficult for others and then love evaporates and hates condenses. Danger lurks at every corner and life is always troubled and most of all souls never ever can rest. This want of revenge eventually
takes shape heinous crimes.
Letís take Dickens famous work, ďA Tale of Two
CitiesĒ, once the French Revolution had succeeded the murder and imprisonment and devastation
of lives did not cease but on the whole increased. Any one linked with late
French nobility was beheaded without any reason except that he had noble blood
running through his veins and that was the fate
planned for Charles Darney
though he had always meant well for the poor folks. This is what revenge does,
it makes us blind and it makes this world more cruel than animal world.
By revenging our selves on others we never get back what we lost on the other hand our souls start feeling guilty and others life is also disrupted which in turn leads to devilish thoughts and acts turning this world into an under world.
Lets make this world a better place to live in and kill all the germs that breed such hateful things as revenge.
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