Do you recall the last time someone did you wrong?
If it was a minor infraction, you were probably mad for a bit and then let it go.
If it was a bit more serious you probably had to say something, or possibly even felt like yelling a screaming a bit. The more volatile of us may even punch something.
But if someone did something terrible to you or someone you love, or you were to witness atrocities of the innocent, chances are you would want revenge. Not giving the evil-doer a good talking to or helping them get on the right track, most likely you would want to see them suffer.Or at least hear something relatively wicked happened to them.
We hate the endings of books or movies that leave us hanging, especially if the bad guy does not get his due.
Oh the lovely feeling of satisfaction when a cheating husband is caught, and it is even more lovely if he is caught by not only the wife, but a film crew, and his other girlfriend. Same with a cheating wife. Or one of those vile people who neglect or abuse their animals. Of course we love to see the animal saved and in the arms of a new and loving owner, but it's so much better when they hunt down the abuser and he has to pay. I think one of the reasons reality television is gaining popularity is we get to experience the satisfaction of the bad guys going down.
It does not mean we are awful to love the thought of revenge. In fact according to the following article it is unusual for a person to NOT feel vengeful when they are wronged--it is probably a sign they are repressing true feelings.
I do not think I could personally injure someone who has done me wrong, but I have never been pushed to my limits. I've attached a link to my short story Absorbed that is listed as free for the next week on Smashwords. It is a dark and twisted tale of a love gone very wrong, with a few tricks.
Hope you like it. :)
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