As Antigone said when Creon asked her if she has heard of his edict, “It was public. Could I help hearing it?” (708). This tells us that Antigone knew that what she was doing was illegal and yet she still chose to bury Polyneices no matter the consequences for her. On the other hand, you could say that even though Antigone knew what she was doing was wrong, she did it because she knew that it was the right thing to do.
Mary is guilty of it because of trying to keep the blame from her. One may assume that Mary’s murder was involuntary manslaughter. The legal dictionary describes involuntary manslaughter as unlawful killing without intent which can be matched to this murder. However, Mary’s murder was from the heat of the moment. This dictionary says that involuntary manslaughter as something that has nothing to do with the certain moment it is in.
In the story, Antigone, Creon, the king, established two decrees in the land of Thebes. The first decree is nobody should bury Polyneices and the second, Antigone and her sister, Ismene, be put to death. Antigone, Polyneices sister, performed an act of civil disobedience by burying her brother with full knowledge she would die. Although Ismene didn’t commit the crime, she still wanted to be punished. Ismene said, “But now I know what you meant; and I am here to join you to take my share.”
Ismene offers to share the crime of burying their brother but, Antigone does not accept the request and verbally expresses, "No!. People are mostly not brave enough to go against Creon 's law . Antigone was the only one who dared to and this shows bravery, an element that is present in all tragic heroes. Tragic heros reach an epiphany a lot later in their lives, and regret it as the time would have passed to clear their mistakes. Creon 's epiphany was when he changed his mind about the burial after verbalizing with
The story of Antigone by Sophocles is a story of a sister on a quest to bury her brother who was killed in combat. The new incoming king forbids such acts of burial for the brother, as he is labeled a traitor. Antigone has shown that she is a strong woman as she continues to believe in her ways of things. Even if she is told by others to stand down, she continues to hang on to her beliefs till the end. Creon who is told by his son and Teiresias is late to think about how her punishment was unreasonable that he took it too far.
But in a way, it is like she knows he is being punished for something. Instead of being punished for witchcraft, he is being punished for breaking his dues as a husband. That's why Elizabeth does what she does. As a result, Elizabeth Proctor completes the story's theme.
Antigone’s loyalty to the gods and her family, which is portrayed by her actions and words throughout Antigone, ultimately leads to her demise. Antigone hoped to atone for her family’s ignominy by flouting King Creon’s decree and burying her brother, Polynices. Standing up for what is just will not always lead to fame and
Antigone’s motivations are that she believes both of her brothers deserve to buried and that the gods would agree with her and get to decide where his soul goes. Such as when she says “ That may be, but Hades still desires equal rights for both.” Trying to prove that the gods are on her side to Creon. Antigone finds Creon’s decree unfair and causes her to take matters into her own hands, against the
Antigone’s Fate In Sophocles play, Antigone, King Creon claims that in order to avoid anarchy and chaos the law must be obeyed. Creon ordains that anyone that buries the body Polyneices would be put to death. Antigone disobeys the law, and Creon punishes her even after he realizes it was wrong.
Othello sends Desdemona back to her chambers to pray for forgiveness because he is going to deal with her cheating. Othello has decided that the only way to solve the problems of his marriage is to kill his wife. However, he doesn’t want the guilt of her blood on his hands so he tells her to ask God to let her into Heaven. Desdemona doesn’t argue with him and she realizes what is going on with Othello, yet she still loves him unconditionally. This turning point shapes Desdemona’s sacrifice from unintentional to purposeful.
For this reason, Ismene’s opinion on Antigone’s determination to bury their brother illustrates how realistic her thoughts and actions are. When Antigone asks for Ismene’s help to burry their brother Ismene points out the flaw in her plan, “ Burry him! You have just said that the new law forbids it.” Her underlying respect for her brother made Antigone impulsive with her decision to burry her brother. With this in mind, Ismene points out her underestimating the power of authority, which demonstrates her skill of not letting emotions, get in the way of her thinking unlike her sister.
Last but not least, Lady Macbeth tries to comfort to spur Macbeth on continuing his plan. Lady Macbeth plays her role of wife very well, she knows how to comfort her husband when Macbeth feels guilty. For instance, when MAcebth worries about Banquo 's posterity will be the king, Lady Macbeth comfort her husband that while they will not live forever, it also spurs Macbeth on to continue his plan of get rid of Banquo 's posterity. When Macbeth feels guilty of killing Ducan, he afraid of his bloody hands, Lady Macbeth smears blood on her hand and uses water to wash it to shows to her husband to continue their plan. Besides, Lady Macbeth also tries to comfort Macbeth by letting him sleep after Macbeth saw the ghost of Banquo and says the reason of we can not fall asleep cause we are the beginners to spur Macbeth on continuing their plan of being king.
Within Antigone, many of the characters’ stubbornness contributing to the major conflict could have easily been handled differently. Because of this, one ended up dead and another lost everyone he loved. Ismene, Antigone’s sister, remained alive but only because of fear of being punished. It is sometimes unnecessary qualities like being head strong that lead to no one gaining triumph in the end. Because two willful people were both standing up for what they believed in, neither won the battle.
Tradition is a theme found in both the short story “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson and the play Antigone by Sophocles. In both stories tradition is used as a tool to force people to conform to the “norm” of society. In “The Lottery”, the people of the town revolve around their annual lottery. Everyone is quick to help each other get ready for the event and also show no remorse for the end of the ritual. Nobody objects to the continuation of the lottery, although Mr. Adams brings up the rumor that a nearby village were talking about giving up the lottery but he was quickly shut down by Old Man Warner.
If each inhabitant of this universe examines themselves, we would find flaws. In literature, we are often presented with characters possessing one or more tragic flaws that lead to their demise, and in this situation, it's Antigone, a play written by Sophocles. This colossal play exhibits much more than just characters and words. The flaws conveyed in Antigone's main characters do not only manifest different types of imperfections throughout the play, but how they take place, affect everything and everybody, and maneuver the course of the story as it is developed. King Creon and Antigone, the antagonist and protagonists in this play, exhibit such character flaws such as hubris, bravery, ignorance, etc.