The Revenge tragedy genres explores the tensions created by the ambiguities involved in the revenge act Identify some of the ways in which your texts do this

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Revenge tragedy occurs in places where the justice system is absent, corrupt or has become subservient to a powerful individual or group of people. Upon the realisation that the society in which they live is corrupt, the avenger is thus forced to operate beyond the constraints of the law, and in doing so takes revenge in the form of wild justice. These two conventions, the basis of revenge tragedy texts is exemplified through Cyril Tourneur's "The Revenger's Tragedy" and James McTeigue's "V for Vendetta". One of the key concerns that the motive of revenge is used for is also to provide conflict which thus in turns keeps the audience interested. The revenge act itself, is often governed by ambiguous morals and ethics that force the audience to question the overall and final integrity of the revenge act itself. It is these ambiguities that create tension and conflict, resulting in the audience questioning the final conclusion.

Tourneur's fixation with the theme of revenge is a reflection on society's interest in the moral and ethical implications of the integrity of revenge during their time. As L.G. Salinger says in his essay on 'Tourneur and the Tragedy of Revenge': "The theme of revenge was popular in Elizabethan tragedy because it touched important questions of the day; the social problems of personal honour and the survival of feudal lawlessness; the political problem of tyranny and resistance; and the supreme question of providence, with its provocative contrasts between human vengeance and divine'. In the court of James I, the population lived in a tension between two conflicting attitudes centred on the notion of revenge. On one hand, the law was seen as condemning private revenge, as it was seen that the law was meant to be omnipotent and a...