• What is vendetta?

    Evgenia Perebasova
    Evgenia Perebasova
    February 19, 2015
    What is vendetta?

    Vendetta is blood feud; the word is borrowed from the Italian language and literally means "revenge." Vendetta was a vendetta of blood feuds in Italy, mainly in Sicily and Sardinia.

    Vendetta history

    If we talk more about what vendetta, then it is worth mentioning that blood feud is an ancient principle. It was very common in countries in which the legal system could not ensure law and order, and therefore relatives or members of the clan of the murdered man took revenge for the murder. Blood feud was inherent not only in Italy, but also in other European countries, as well as Russia. The custom to this day exists in some eastern countries.

    A striking example of vendetta is the work of Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet”, in which the feud of two families leads to tragedy. Often the blood feud was cruel and entailed revenge for revenge; so the clans were enmity for centuries and could completely destroy each other’s families.

    In the modern world, the word vendetta is directly associated with the film.


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