When she says, “ I say that this crime is holy,” she is stating that her brother deserves to be honored in death, whether it be against the law or not, she will bury him. If she “must die”, she knows it will be for a purpose and she is willing to sacrifice her life for that purpose. Antigone is brave enough to stand up for her brother’s honor, once again proving she has more courage than Creon. Antigone continues to discuss with Ismene how she feels and declares, “ I am not afraid of danger; if it means death, it will not be the worst of deaths - death without honor.” She is admits her concern for her brothers’ death without being honored. When Antigone announces, “ I am not afraid of danger”, she is confessing her dis-concern for what will happen to her if she acts upon her plan.
This was so depressing to him that he went to her grave and killed himself right before the Friar made it to the same place. When Juliet awoke and the Friar helped her out of her vault, she saw her dead husband and killed herself once the Friar had
His decision to kill Macduff’s family was one that cost him his life. Macduff immediately retaliated and unleashed his army upon Macbeth’s army with the help of Malcolm. Meanwhile, Lady Macbeth is beginning to go mad, has started to sleepwalk, and has lost her mind. As the enemy forces approach in the distance of Forres, Lady Macbeth kills herself. When the horrific news is revealed to Macbeth he states, “Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing” (V. v).
“If We Must Die”by Claude Mckay places emphasis on a meaningful death and never giving up even when the odds aren't in your favor. McKay lectures,“Like men we'll face murderous cowardly pack pressed to the wall dying but fighting back,” McKay,13-14) " the speaker knows that the odds are not in his favor yet he continues to give it his all. To McKay, the honor of knowing that you put in everything you had right up until the last minute is very important. McKay like Antigone do what they think is right and don't worry about what the end result might be.McKay announces “ the monsters we defy shall be constrained to honor us though dead”( McKay 7-8). McKay refers to his enemies as ‘monsters’ who he defies and this can signify many things such as (in Antigone) the government.
Violence is what can be seen, what is not seen is disregarded. Chigurh rejects what he cannot see, and goes after what he does see: violence yields power. Not only does he follow violence, but it is something he worships such as that he does what the rules of violence tell him to do. This can be seen when he kills Carla Jean. Back to the concept of the coin toss-- she is technically given a chance to avoid death, but in reality her death is inevitable, as the rules of violence make her responsible for what her husband, Llewelyn Moss, did not do.
As Katherine Callen King says, “...Antigone as she is lead to her death in punishment for disobeying her uncle’s order”. (Katherine King, The Women’s Review of Books), anything that happened to herself was by her own doing. A tragic hero is supposed to realize their flaw and consequences, while suffering a deep pain. She never acknowleges her flaw, she remains self righteous, and never suffers loss by her own doing, because she releases herself from the world through
In Robert Browning’s works, Porphyria’s Lover, and My Last Duchess, the speakers can be both compared and contrasted. Initially, both speakers in the literary texts are similar because they killed their lovers. In Duchess, the duke that is the speaker says bluntly that he killed his last wife. As the speaker says, “I gave commands; then the smiling stopped altogether” (Lines 45-46). These lines mean that he told her to stop smiling, but she didn’t listen to him, so therefore he killed her, thus the smiles stopped forever.
Creon is talking to Antigone in this part of the play and she yells that his voice is like the voice of death. His voice is killing her because it sounds like death. Another scenario that caused a downfall was her hanging herself, and committing suicide. “ She had made a noose of her fine linen veil and hanged herself”( 1058). The messenger delivers this message that Antigone has committed suicide and hung herself with her own scarf.
At the start of the play, he announces to the chorus, “Anyone who’s well disposed towards our state, alive or dead, that man I will respect” (327). Creon is positive anyone who does not agree with what he has to say deserves a punishment. Creon quicky sentences Antigone to her death which leads to her suicide. Creon needs to listen to the people around him, especially Antigone’s different, religious point of views to avoid such consequences. His ignorance and power lead to the suicides of Antigone, his son Haemon, and wife Eurydice, leaving him alone in the world with no family.
Antigone would like for Polyneices to be honored by having him buried and having an appropriate tomb for him. However, Kreon wants the opposite for him, he is very much against burying Polyneices and will do everything in his power, including killing Antigone to get what he wants. It is not until the very end that he has come around to the idea and realizes that he should set Antigone free and construct a tomb for his son. Both Antigone and Kreon are admirable for different reasons, Antigone for being willing and brave to go against Kreon’s wishes and Kreon for finally realizing that what he thought was right was actually in the end not the right thing. In the end, Kreon also believes that it is his choices that made his wife and his son, Haemon, to kill them.