Shakespeare Passage about Revenge

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Title

Shakespeare Passage about Revenge

Description

Revenge, described in the first person as a physical being, is coming to ease the character's troubled mind. Revenge is an evil force that initially may be welcomed by the mind of a person who experienced betrayal or other wrongdoing, but the vengeful person has a choice whether to accept the influences of this dangerous mental state.

Creator

William Shakespeare

Source

Shakespeare, William. The Complete Works. Oxford Shakespeare. Electronic Edition for the IBM PC. Edited by Stanley Wells and Gary Taylor, 1989.

Date

1594

Contributor

Sarah Sorme

Relation

Oroonoko

Format

Text

Language

English

Type

Play

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Text

TAMORA
Know, thou sad man, I am not Tamora.
She is thy enemy, and I thy friend.
I am Revenge, sent from th' infernal kingdom
To ease the gnawing vulture of thy mind
By working wreakful vengeance on thy foes.
Come down, and welcome me to this world's light.
Confer with me of murder and of death.
There's not a hollow cave or lurking-place,
No vast obscurity or misty vale
Where bloody murder or detested rape
Can couch for fear, but I will find them out,
And in their ears tell them my dreadful name,
Revenge, which makes the foul offender quake.

Original Format

The play The Most Lamentable Tragedy of Titus Andronicus

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Citation

William Shakespeare, “Shakespeare Passage about Revenge,” Enlightenmens, accessed January 30, 2023, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/218.

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