She is into religion and respects the gods. She loves her family no matter what they’ve done, and respects their right. It doesn’t matter if Polynices has gone to war with his brother Eteocles or they’ve killed each other for her. Still Polynices needs a proper and a decent burial. I believe that because of these two speciality, she is a good person.
Antigone’s beliefs proclaim that “Hades longs to see these laws fulfilled” to honor the burial of Polyneices corpse (Sophocles 519). She emphasizes her conviction that “it was not Zeus who made this proclamation” (Sophocles 450). Antigone has profound respect for the gods and the traditions of her people. Her actions are accomplished to pay homage to the Greek gods. She maintains that her actions are
Antigone is a tragedy written by Sophocles in 441 B.C. that details a young girl’s quest to avenge the death of her brother. It is the third of the three Theban plays in Sophocles Oedipusex. In his works, Aristotle suggests that a tragic hero in a Greek play must fulfil certain requirements. A tragic hero is defined as a character of noble stature, the hero has a defining flaw allowing the audience to relate to him, the downfall of the hero is caused by his fate, and the realization of the character’s defining flaw leads to their downfall. Although the name of the play is Antigone, I believe that Creon fits the role of a tragic hero more so than Antigone does.
In this quote, she is trying to harn Creon that although he thinks very highly of himself, he will never be able to anything to disrupt the gods and their unwritten laws (being that all men deserve burial). Additionally, the word choice and tone used by the characters also differs. When Creon talks he makes it clear that he thinks of himself quite highly and is convinced that he is above everyone else because of his excessive pride and noble stature. This leads to a tone in his speech that is very obnoxious and off-putting. To the contrary, Antigone regards herself quite low and stands for
The Epic Hero Hector Hector and Achilles were two great epic heroes. Both greatly defined the definition of an epic hero. Yet, one man stood out as the better of the two epic heroes. Hector. Hector is the greater epic hero because he is ethical and morally upright, he is extremely courageous, and he also shows communal ethos.
( chapter-1 pg-1 ). Aside from the very obvious strong female angle, the quote spoke to me on a personal level. The mother denouncing her commitment to her son for his act of Cowardice is a strong lesson. There is nothing strong enough to protect us from the wave of dishonor associated with turning your back on your brothers. Honor being the strongest core value in my opinion, it is important that we strive to uphold it and its implications in our character.
This is the reasoning for Antigone not denying that she buried Polynices; she was taking the consequences for what she believed was right and knew it would make her brother and the gods proud (459-540). Therefore, he has taken away and limited her rights. Thus, making this is the main reason for the family rivalry between Antigone and
The drama Antigone places the culture of Greece on display by showcasing the many values that this culture held in reverence, including remaining loyal to family, honoring the dead, and honoring the gods. In Sophocles’ renowned drama entitled Antigone, one of the main values that Antigone chooses to honor is loyalty to family, even when that means that she has to forgo loyalty to her city and community. Even though her uncle the king, Kreon, forbade anyone to bury Polyneikes’ body because he had been on the opposing side in the battle, Antigone felt a duty to her brother to bury him. When speaking with her sister, Antigone says that Kreon’s command “…threatens our loved ones / as if they were our enemies” (Antigone 14-15).
Nor did that Justice who lives with the gods below were so strong that you, a mortal man, could ever over-run the gods’ unwritten and unfailing laws. Not now, nor yesterday’s, they always live…not through fear of any man’s proud spirit would I be likely to neglect these laws,” (449-458). Antigone is saying that she is really following the god’s laws by disobeying Creon’s law, therefore, elucidating the impression that Antigone is in agreement with Creon in the sense that one must obey authority. She does not agree, however, that she must obey Creon’s law because it was not of the gods. Though she follows the gods, she still broke the second tier of authority (Creon’s authority) and was met with an untimely end for her
In the time of the Greeks and Romans honor was of significant value. In the Iliad, one can see that military honor was crucial in Hector’s actions. The love of family is strong in Hector's life. However, the desire of having a good reputation and being courageous and admiration was stronger. The Greeks, Romans, and gods all value different things in the family aspects.
A man should be courageous, brave and be willing to fight and protect his family. A man with a good reputation brought great honor to his family. All of these qualities were modeled in Homer’s heroic characters. Women benefitted from Homer’s writings, as well. Especially emphasized in the Odyssey was the importance of a wife being faithful to her husband and supporting him.
The knights had duties, responsibilities, and pledges to keep one of them being “keeping the bond of loyalty between your lord and fellow mates.” The knights both have a good relationship and both suggest that they have got each other’s back for everything, the reason why is because they are very close, not blood related but in a way they have to present themselves like they are. Throughout the tale, Emily holds importance, she was supposedly completely flawless according to the knights. That love the two felt towards her had made them feel a sense of power and honor. The Knights are in an utmost situation between sticking to their word or just following their heart and suspending their word.
Antigone is a courageous person because she defy's the law to do what is right. Even though antigone might due burying her brother, she still goes through with it. " Am not afraid of the danger if it means death. " This quote is trying to say that not even death is going to stop her from doing the right thing.
In Antigone by Sophocles, the main character, whom the play is named for, is faced with a difficult situation. Both Antigone's brothers, Eteocles and Polyneices, have died. Eteocles died defending Thebes and Polyneices died attacking it. King Creon, Antigone's uncle, forbade the burial of Polyneices because of his attack on Thebes. The King poclaimed an edict to refuse the burial of Polyneices on pain of death.
Being a good citizen often includes doing something out of the ordinary in order to help others and sometimes that may involve going against the will of others. In Sophocles’ Antigone becomes a hero with noble qualities of mind, heart and soul because she is willing to sacrifice her own life, doing what she believes is the right thing. Antigone believes in the authority of religious law and tradition. Although King Creon has ordered that the traitor Polynices should not be buried, Antigone insists on following the religious law requiring that females bury the deceased of their family. Antigone says herself that she has experienced “no private shame, no public disgrace, nothing” that cannot be experienced (Antigone, pg.