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Revenge, in other words, to avenge oneself usually by retaliating, to me it simply means getting back at someone who has done you wrong. If someone does something to you, would you just walk away or would you get your sweet revenge. I myself would try my best to let it go and get over it. Revenge is a pleasing, but soon you will realize it did not satisfy you as much as you thought it would. Then you are back where you started, unhappy. Instead of avenging yourself you should show the person who done you wrong, just how much of a better person you are by letting go. As Frank Sinatra said, “The best revenge is massive success.” This means if someone says that you are not good enough or you will never be able to, you show them just what you are made of and prove them wrong.
Although some people might object and say revenge is a good thing. In some cases it may be and you just have to go for it and return the favor to the person who done you wrong. You have to unleash your inner anger toward that person and get it all off your chest. Making the other person fill your pain can sometimes be the only way to rid your pain.
Even though getting revenge can give you closure it still does not solve the problem of what hurt you in the first place. Therefore, it is best to have self-control and resist the urge to retaliate. In “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, a man took his so called “friend” down into catacombs, underground graveyard, and buried him alive. When he could no longer hear the screams of his friend he began to regret what he had done. This dreadful revenge happened because of the constant insults bestowed upon him by his friend. The result of revenge in the end is less that satisfying than you thought it would be. As it says in the Bible, Matthew 5:38-39, “You have heard that it was said an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. But I…...

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