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YEAR OF STUDY: Second
WORD COUNT: 2987
UNIT CODE: ENGL29008
UNIT TITLE: REVENGE TRAGEDY
TITLE OF WORK: An eye for an eye only leads to more blindness’. (Margaret Atwood, Cat’s Eye). Discuss this idea in relation to one or more text.
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UNIT TUTOR: Lesel Dawson
DATE DUE: 12/01/2018
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An eye for an eye only leads to more blindness’. (Margaret Atwood, Cat’s Eye). Discuss this idea in relation to one or more text.
The act of taking ‘an eye for an eye’, not only damages the subject of the revenge, but also the revenger. This essay will explore this hypothesis in relation to Vindice of The Revenger’s Tragedy (1607).[footnoteRef:0] The play as a whole intensely focuses on the topic of revenge, acting as a macrocosm for Vindice’s individual obsession. For Vindice, revenge is all-consuming, with his desire for ‘vengeance’ (I.i.39) leaving him blind to all else. This one-dimensional monomania is presented in several different ways in the first scene, and is a crucial part of Vindice’s character, as it causes the single-minded desire for vengeance that fuels all of his actions. While this obsessive preoccupation is demonstrated strongly in the first scene, his fixation intensifies as the narrative progresses; leading him to seek opportunities for more vengeance in a literal interpretation of ‘an eye for an eye only leads to more blindness’. Moreover, it is clear that Vindice’s monomania increasingly blinds him to his own ethics, resulting in heinous acts, complicated sub-plots, disgui...