Revenge means to punish someone for their pain, suffering or for violating a duty. It is not easy to encourage others to revenge, like broken trust, lack of individual satisfaction, and anger.
Trust is linked to relationships because trust can be built through connection, consistency and follow-through. Trust can be destroyed quicker than it can create. LIKEWISE trust can lead to self-satisfaction when it is broken. Margo Roth Spiegelman (from Paper Town) took revenge on her friends when she found out that her trust was being broken. Margo is married to Jase Worthington. Margo seeks revenge on him because he broke Margo’s trust. It is stated in the story as ” He’s been cheating on me for six weeks” and he has probably given me god-only-knows-what-adiseases?”(P43). These lines show Margo that Margo was cheated on by her boyfriend. These events motivated her to get revenge on her boyfriend. She took out her anger on Jason, her boyfriend. Margo knew of a Margo friend, Becca, who had cheated on Margo with Margo’s boyfriend. Margo decided to get revenge. So Margo inform her father when she was having sex with her boyfriend in the basement and following up when Becca’s father was scolding her Margo put a fish in Becca’s closet with her clothes with a message written on it “A message from Margo Roth Spiegelman: Your friendship with her – it sleeps with the fishes”, and wrote on the window with a blue spray “M”(42).Self-Satisfaction is one of the main reasons of people taking revenge. Some people believe that revenge is a way to satisfy oneself. Margo was furious at Lacey for not telling her about jase. But, Margo says, “She didn’t tell her but, looking back, it seems, she is just terrible friend.” Margo wasn’t certain that Lacey, her friend, kept jase and Becca’s relationships secret from her. Margo took revenge on Lacey out of self-satisfaction. It turned out that Lacey actually didn’t know anything about Jase and Becca’s relationship. It was found that revenge is a common motive for people to take advantage of others, rather than fully understanding the situation.
Anger can also encourage the desire to take revenge on others. Most people seek revenge through anger or rage. People with a short temper are more likely to take revenge on others than the average person. Article: “Accomplishing anger Motives Predicts Teenagers Ratings of Anger’s Benefits” Some mathematical terms show that some people who have a short temper are using revenge to justify their anger (9). Paper Town claims Margo was less tolerant than Quentin. Margo was rude and aggressive with Quentin when they were on their way to Karin. Quentin replied that Quentin had just seen a man point an assault rifle at Margo because he helped her. Margo’s temperament is also proven by Karin’s reaction to Margo telling him about jase. These incidents show Margo’s tendency to get angry at others because she has a short temper. Quentin is a good person. Margo refused his offer to go with him to New York when Quentin found Margo. This incident shows Quentin’s maturity. He was not quick to anger, but he is positive about his life. Quentin decided to embark on a new journey and take revenge for Margo’s decision.
People are very fond of revenge nowadays. If revenge really has serious drawbacks or unfavorable outcomes, then why is it so popular among people?” A simple answer is that we often think of well-publicized examples and assume that this is a very common behavior. Nine in ten Americans surveyed agreed with retaliatory strikes in Afghanistan following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. “Revenge in the heart” seems to be a common way to respond to harm.
In conclusion, revenge can have many consequences and reasons. It seems that revenge has three main reasons. Next, revenge is a way to get satisfaction or self-satisfaction. This could be to justify or not. Anger and Rage are the third reasons. As revenge, anger or short-tempered is the most common approach. Anger can be used to harm another person or justify your anger. Therefore, it must also include satisfying oneself. Margo, Quentin and their example illustrate anger and how it should be dealt with. While there are many ways to get revenge, the most common outcome is one of the ones listed above. These situations can be handled positively by people who are positive about life. People who have one of these issues will seek revenge.