In the play, ¨Antigone¨ There was a royal family that fought to the death and killed themselves. They were a type of family that knew each other too well. The old king and queen had a baby and the baby ended up marrying the queen at the time. She killed herself and Oedipus, the baby, blinded himself and then died. They had four children, the two brothers fought to become the king but both died in battle.
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.”
Antigone and Creon both have the characteristics to be the tragic hero of Sophocles’s play Antigone. Creon is King of Thebes, makes the decision that anyone who buries Polyneices’s body will be stoned to death, watches his entire family die, and comes to grips with the fact his pride is what caused his family to die. Antigone is the niece of Creon, decides to bury her brother’s body, dies by killing herself, and realizes that her feeling of arrogance is what caused her to be put into her situation. Many people have a belief that only one character can be given the title of the tragic hero in a single story or play, but Sophocles’s play combined with Aristotle’s definition proves that it is possible to have two tragic
Antigone is willing to die just to give her brother a burial. In one part of the play Antigone is in the palace talking to her sister about going to give her brother a burial. She says “Now I go, to pile the burial-mound for him, my dearest brother” (i.18-19). That is not a good idea because the king made a rule for if someone buried Polyneices; they will be killed. John Q on the other hand does not have a king who is going to kill him, or a brother he needs to give a burial for, but he does have a son who needs a new heart.
In the play “Antigone”, Polyneices and Eteocles, who are her brothers, have killed each other while in battle. Creon was an unjust leader, who has given Eteocles an appropriate burial for their religion, however, his proclamation stated that no one shall bury Polyneices. Antigone, a headstrong individual, then went against Creon 's proclamation, and gave the proper burial to her brother Polyneices. In the text, Antigone states, “Ismene, I am going to bury him. Will you come?”(Sophocles 752).
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.
Georges marries a lovely young woman named, Zélie. Alfred decides to repeat what he achieved with Zélie as he did with Laïsa in the previous years, but Zélie fights him off. Alfred falls and strikes his head, causing blood to spur. By the Code Noir, Zélie had to admit to her consequences, death is her fate because she hit her master. Zélie is a woman—a victim who had to submit to the regulations or be executed if she did not abide by them.
According to Patria one of the three sisters involved in the movement, states that she and her other sisters were not willing to offer their family for the revolution until Minerva did “But Minerva, your own child- I began and then I saw it did hurt her to make this sacrifice she was convinced she needed to make” (Alvarez, 155). Patria’s compelling words show the determination of Minerva to end the sadistic presidency. Minerva doesn’t not want to give up her child but she does so for what she believes in. Such determination leads to worthiness of the sister’s sacrifices. Dede, the only sister who survived insists that she would have joined her sisters
Macbeth states to Lady Macbeth, “we will proceed no further in this business” (I, VII) since he almost finally decides to refuse to kill Duncan. However, Lady Macbeth uses different manipulative methodologies towards Macbeth and persuades him to consult the killing of Duncan. “So green and pale” (I, VII), Lady Macbeth even called him a coward. From the same scene, she mentions, “From this time, such I account thy love”, implying that if Macbeth cant stay steady concerning the murder of the king, then she will consider his love for her to be as similarly conflicting. Later in scene, Lady Macbeth states that if she had made such a promise as Macbeth did to her, she would “dash the brains out” of her own child as “it was smiling in her fail”.
By example, history’s dreadful suicide of Romeo and Juliet. The families’ feud led to their children’s deseace which resulted to end both of families’ heir to the throne. However, upon their deaths, the families made peace with each other. Furthermore, Juliet’s willing death created a statement for her love to Romeo ; she had rathered to die than to have married someone other than him. “What if it be a poison, which the Friar subtly hath ministered to have me dead, lest in this mariage he should dishonered, because he maried me before Romeo?” (4.3.
When people defend what they believe in or who they love that is sacrifice. In order to be certain that her two brothers she loved had a proper burial and that their souls could rest, Antigone sacrificed her life. Regardless of the potential outcome; even if that means that she was going to have to challenge her uncle (King Creon), she plans on pursuing her quest. Polynices and Eteocles killed each other in battle for control over Thebes, leaving the city to the new King, Creon Jocasta’s brother and Antigone’s uncle. Because of the actions that Polynices took during the war, Creon labels him a traitor and halts any burial process, leaving his body for the animals (222-234).
Tragic heroes characterize tragedies because they tell the tragic story of those heroes and their tragic flaws. In the book Antigone written by Sophocles, we are met with many characters of the book, and the tragic hero is depicted into two characters, Antigone and Creon. We see the tragic death of Antigone as she took her life in the end of the book, and Creon the king of Thebes, who also faces his tragedy in the book. To begin with, Antigone tells the story that depicts the tragedy of Antigone, who also seems to be the tragic hero.
A tragic hero is defined to be a hero who, despite being virtuous and great, also possesses qualities that lead to their downfall. This downfall is often predestined and is a common theme in Greek literature. Antigone is the tragic hero in Antigone because of her bravery, but also because of the dangerous loyalty and stubbornness that lead to her downfall. Antigone is a tragic hero because of her headstrong loyalty to her brother and the morals of the gods, which leads to Creon’s retaliation and her downfall.
In Sophocles’s book ”Antigone”, He contemplates the Idea Fate vs. Free will. The characters in the splay battle with a great predicament that lead up to a twist at the end of the story leaving the readers shook and wondering .In Antigone,She is put in difficult situation where she could defy the king and bury her brother .Therefore leading her to be executed or she can be dishonorable to her beloved brother. She chooses to defy the king and at the end,we uncover her suicide.
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.