“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.
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.
It was a case of fratricide as well. When Antigone acted against the specific order of the king, by putting dust over the dead body of Polynices, accepting that while Polynices had killed her other brother, Polynices himself was still a part of her family and thus deserved the same buries rites as Eteocles. Creon had to act. Antigone however, was concerned with her duty in properly treating the body of Polynices even though he killed her Eteocles in battle and had no fear of the repercussions it would bring. She went to her sister Ismene and after explaining to her the situation asked her one thing.
Worse, the body of a traitor is left to rot above ground as food for scavengers. Creon’s law conflicts with Antigone’s loyalty to the gods. She believes the laws of the gods respect the dead and require a proper burial. She does not hesitate to ignore the law of the state and fulfill the laws of the gods. When she turns to her sister, Ismene, to bury their brother, Polyneices, Ismene’s fear consumes her.
What though before us lies the open grave? Like men we'll face the murderous, cowardly pack, Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back!”(Claude Mckay, 1919) This piece of the poem talks about how they will fight back and won’t die like cowards and stand up for themselves because they are tired of getting killed for whatever reason. Last, Mr.Mckay is talking about how many people have died scared and haven’t shown no sense of how strong they can be if they fight even if something is going to go wrong. I know this because in the text it states “ “If we must die, let it not be like hogs, Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot, While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs, Making their mock at our accursèd lot”. (Claude Mckay ,1919 ) This sentence talks about how they should not let anyone treat them like whoever and also do whatever you can to try and get help also fight back and stand your
Yossarians true death would be him losing his morality to the officers he hated and becoming one of them. Or becoming a hypocrite Yossarian does have a strong moral compass as he wants to help save the life of others in his group even though it means that it will decrease his chance of survival. He knows that keeping them alive is the only thing keeping him from being like one of the evil generals This war changes the generals from being fiery about war to manipulating it to help their cause. This is also true for Milo as he uses war to run an The chaplin is an important religious character in the novel to persuade people in the army to become more religious but the only thing it does is persuade them otherwise The chaplin is the only inherently good character Most of the people in the army are surprisingly atheist as they can’t believe in a God who would have something like this happen with war and death and
We see that he loves her and wants the best for her because he insists that she pray before he kills her because “[Othello] would not kill thy unprepared spirit,” (V,ii. 36). Othello is a different man and can no longer give her the love that she deserved. His heart had grown so cold that he cannot give her mercy, so he rather decided to kill her with a clean spirit, to get the love and mercy from elsewhere. On that note, a guiltless death she dies (V,ii.
I will lie with the one I love and loved by him – and outrage sacred to the gods. I have longer to please the dead than please the living her: in the kingdom down below I’ll lie forever” (63). Antigone articulates that although it is against Creon’s orders, Polycines was their brother and he had asked her and Ismene to bury him, if it was every necessary. Therefore she chose her family over the state and committed the felony. This act allowed for Antigone to gain personal justice for herself by risking her life in order to honor her dead brother’s wishes.
Roald Dahl, the author of this short story, wants the reader to realize how one-sided a relationship can be. While Mary was fully faithful and loving to Patrick; the feelings were not mutual. The feeling of betrayal she felt was beyond imaginable and she ended up going to violence for the answer. She was afraid, angry, shocked, sorrowful, and full of hatred. There may not have been an officially stated reason that she killed him, but in my mind I believe she killed him out of the act of fright and love.
Lady Macbeth is very passionate that the king must die in order for Macbeth to become the King, but she is worried that he will be to “soft” to do such a thing. “ Yet I do fear thy nature, it is too full o’ th milk” ( 1.5.16). Throughout her soliloquy, she fears that his sympathy will be his downfall and will prevent him from going along with her plan. She is confident that the only way for her plan to work, is to take action right away and,”play false” (1.5.22). Macbeth won’t do anything that will harm his friend, the King, and Lady Macbeth knows that so she knows what to do, she will make sure that he will go through with the regicide.
People think she did deserved to die because she went against her family, well so did Creon. Here’s the second reason she didn’t deserve to die, Polynices was part of the family. Even Though Antigone did go against her uncle, her uncle is also going against Antigone and the rest of the family. Antigone’s sister even thought it was right for Polynices to be buried in the walls. He is still human.
However, Antigone does not care if she gets executed, she is willing to bury Polynices no matter life or death. She even says it herself that she will be happy if she dies for her brother Polynices. “ANTIGONE: And if I die for it, what happiness!” (128). 7.During this talk with Creon and Ismene, Creon is already counting Antigone as dead. Ismene is trying to get some sense into Creon by telling him that he couldn’t kill
As a result of her crying, Paul questions, "Why doesn 't she stop worrying? Kemmerich will stay dead whether she knows about it or not. When a man has seen so many dead he cannot understand any longer why there should be so much anguish over a single individual" (181). Knowing the unlikely chance of staying alive in war, Paul, unlike Kemmerich 's mom, knows how easy being killed is. Although her reaction appears over-the-top, she probably believes that she is acting