Revenge, is it morally warranted? Describes The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
The word vengeance is specified in the dictionary as: ‘get complete satisfaction by deliberately triggering injury in return for an individual or oneself suffering’. Federal governments and nations frequently take revenge by combating, like with after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor the U. S federal government offered an order to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki as revenge. Kings and dictators likewise retaliate by attacking other nations, and even the ordinary people, like us, take revenge on smaller concerns. But is it ethically warranted?
The answer to this concern is largely depends upon whom you ask, and it might vary according to the ideas and worths that he/her was raised on– it differs among various peoples, cultures and customs. In this essay I will try to address this question from the point of the story The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. In order to discuss the revenge concern of this book let us start by a short summery of the story. Edmond Dantes, a young sailor, gets a benefit to be a Captain of a ship, however regrettably 4 guys set up that he will be locked up for a criminal activity he did not commit.
The four males are Danglars, Villefort, Fernand Mondego, and Caderousse. Dantes has actually invested fourteen years in jail and then he got away with a friend that taught him many things and offered him a map to a treasure. The pal (Abbe) passed away, and when Dantes discovers the treasure he prospers and famous and is called The Count Of Monte Cristo. During all of this period he didn’t stop thinking about revenging his enemy. He just awaited the perfect time and now it came.
His mission is to revenge the people who imprisoned him and assist individuals who assisted him. The Count Of Monte Cristo’s viewpoint about revenge and death is that individuals who made other individuals suffer for a long time should not pass away fast, to put it simply you do not simply kill them, you abuse them so that they will pass away gradually and painfully. Dantes wants them to be miserable and provide a hard time for an extended period of time just like he suffered for a very long time in prison. That is why he did not employ anyone to kill his enemies or eliminate them himself.
This is proven in the following quote that The Count Of Monte Cristo stated: ‘If a male has tortured and eliminated your daddy, your mom, your sweetheart, among those beings who leave an eternal emptiness and a perpetually bleeding injury when they are torn from your heart … do you believe society has provided you sufficient reparation due to the fact that the guy who made you undergo long years of mental and psychological suffering has gone through a couple of seconds of physical discomfort? For slow, extensive, unlimited, and everlasting suffering. I ‘d attempt to avenge myself by inflicting similar suffering-an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth’.
This last sentence in the quote, is a sentence from the bible and I believe that by informing us this, the author wants to reveal us that even in old time, in a book that suppose to teach us about life, revenge was taken and was not unethical. This sentence also works as well as a reason for him to carry out his revenge plans. Monte Cristo was extremely clever. He searched for the powerlessness of each person of whom he wished to take revenge of, and there he struck. He learned a lot about his enemies after he left from jail.
For example we know that Danglars loves cash, so Monte Cristo arranged for him to have no cash, he destroyed him financially. Another example is Fernand Mondego’s case. After Fernand reaches a high position and became Count de Morcerf, Monte Cristo told the general public that Morcerf is a traitor, and by this act he trashed him socially. We also gained from the story, about Morcerf’s love and devotion to his family. This was another target for Monte Cristo and he succeeded in separating him from his household. Fernand was so unpleasant that he devoted suicide.
Villffort, for my opinion is the most egoist person I have ever become aware of (although he is imaginary). He would do anything and sacrifice anyone to his desire. One Quote in the book even mentioned so: ‘I would sacrifice anything to my aspiration, even my own daddy’. Since of his political yearning, Villfort was eager to have an innocent male sent to prison for an entire life time. I think that in this case vengeance is very ethically warranted, because for a man such as Villefort, who was willing to put an innocent guy in jail, then revenge is really morally warranted.
Danglars framed Dantes (composed the letters), due to the fact that he was envy and envious at him because he gets the benefit to be the captain of the Pharon (ship), and also at his spirit and self self-confidence Dantes had. I think that it is extremely obvious why Mondego framed Dantes. He was envious of Dantes Fiancee, Mercedes. Gaspard Caderousse, was to greedy. Monte Cristo really offered Caderousse a possibility to alter and become truthful, but Caderousee didn’t. He was eliminated while attempting to rob the Count’s house. But Dantes was not revenging all the time he was an ethical, excellent, and generous person. For example when the Abbe was dying, Dantes did not desert him.
Which shows us that Edmond Dantes is a great man. As we can see, Monte Cristo took his vengeance in a manner that didn’t include any act that was unlawful. I believe that vengeance is morally justified in this specific story, since he did suffer a great deal, and there was an excellent reason for his revenge. In every day life taking revenge is rather childish, but not taking it is giving up. In my viewpoint revenge ought to be taken, and an individual needs to be punished for a bad thing he did. The power of vengeance is found in everybody of us, but we all have to understand how to utilize it carefully.