Revenge Tragedy

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  • REVENGE TRAGEDY
  • ABSENT COURT AND STATE  JUSTICE
    • Necessary recourse to self-government
      • Hieronimo: Chief Justice
      • Antonio and King Piero
      • Vindice Duke / Gloriana
    • ASSUME  DIVINE RIGHT OF JUSTICE
      • False Biblical authority/ duty
        • Vindicta mihi Hebrews 10:20/Romans 12:20
          • ST 3.13/      AT 5.3
          • Hieronimo: "I am not the man" 3.14
            • contrast Erlich's Hamlet/Calvinism theory
  • ASSUME  DIVINE RIGHT OF JUSTICE
    • False Biblical authority/ duty
      • Vindicta mihi Hebrews 10:20/Romans 12:20
        • ST 3.13/      AT 5.3
        • Hieronimo: "I am not the man" 3.14
          • contrast Erlich's Hamlet/Calvinism theory
  • justifies/duty
  • ATHEIST'S TRAGEDY RESISTS SENECAN REVENGE CYCLE
    • Montferrs: Ghost/ Supernatural motif
      • Subverts Seneca
        • no longer confers right of vengeance to mortal kinsmen
    • Revenge = Divine Providence/ patience
      • D'Amville death  = instrument of DJ
      • Charlemont: Stoicism vs emotional passion
        • compare to Antonio (3.3)
        • SEPARATES GOD'S JUSTICE AND HUMAN JUSTICE
          • humans creatures of the blood, lack patience, incapable of compassionate justice
            • passion debilitates reason
            • DRAMATIC VIOLENCE
              • Audience complicity in revenge cycle
                • Marston exposes/ purges sick lust for bloodshed/ vengeance
              • Bowers = audience sentimental satisfaction conflicts ethical acknowledgement of infracted divine command
                • Seneca brings violence onstage
                • Charlemont lives = isn't morally compromised
  • negates acceptability of
  • PUBLIC nature of PRIVATE revenge

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