The revenge motif appears in a number of arenas and in different cultures. We need to be mindful of its existence in order to discover how common it is. We can then learn to recognize when destructive revenge spirals are developing. By extension, we thus gain a basis for stopping these spirals successfully before they have gone too far. We can also learn what function revenge plays and has played in various contexts. A short overview of revenge as a motif in literature, film, culture, religion, and at work is therefore given as an introduction to our study of revenge.

part I|130 pages


part II|56 pages


chapter TEN|10 pages

Refraining from revenge

chapter ELEVEN|13 pages

Surviving psychic trauma

chapter TWELVE|11 pages

Stopping the revenge spiral

chapter THIRTEEN|18 pages

Restoration and reconciliation