Will you come?”(Sophocles 752). In this quote, Antigone is informing her sister that she is going to go against Creon’s proclamation and bury her brother. Antigone feels that her decision is valid because, in her religion, if someone has not received the appropriate burial ceremony, they will not go to heaven. By burying her brother, Antigone is breaking Creon’s regulation, because the law goes against her personal religion. However, Antigone is doing it because she believes it is the right thing to do, regarding her religion.
Antigone dearly beloved brothers Eteocles and Polyneices has joined their ancestors in the afterlife. Eteocles has been buried with honor There seems to be a problem with Polyneices who has not been buried. Antigone uncle Creon, don 't want to bury his own nephew. Antigone will always stand up for her family so she will go against her own uncle. Antigone is correct for bold rebellion to bury her brother because she loyal to her family and to the gods.
Foreshadowing is seen in the line, “...I come, cherishing this hope especially, to win approval in my father’s sight, approval too, my mother, in thine, and thine dear brother! For that with these hands I paid unto you dead lavement and ordering and sepulchre-libations; and that now, Polynices, in the tendance of thy body I meet with this reward ” (Sophocles 33), when Antigone reveals that she knows that she is going to die and with that in mind she wishes to be reunited with her parents and brothers in death. This is foreshadowing because when Antigone does die, she is finally reunited with her beloved
However, this person that is not to be buried is Polyneices, brother of Antigone. She is so enraged with the fact that her brother will not be granted passage to the gods, she rebels. She fights the law Creon made, standing by the fact that everyone deserves a proper burial. Antigone wins in the end and Polyneices is buried, even at the cost of her own life. Theme If a law is unjust, it is our duty as a people to rebel for the greater good of the community.
Polynice betrayed his brother Eteocle when he did not want to cede the throne of Tebas, they died fighting each other and Creón became king of Tebas. He considered that Polynice did not deserve to be interred and he would punish who tried to do it. Making reference to the play, the first act describes with clarity what each of the two sisters, Antigone and Ismene, understand about power and justice. The discussion that they have is about to bury their brother Polynice or not. The position of Ismene (the oldest sister) is noticeably submissive, and obedient, even if she think the same as her sister, she believe that the correct thing is to do what her uncle is told because is the man, the leader, the king, he is who have the power, and the role of women is just to be married, be quiet and loyal.
Rebekah uses her expertise with words to protect Jacob after the deception with Isaac’s blessing. First she instructs Jacob to “flee at once to my brother Laban in Haran” because Esau is “planning to kill you” (Gen. 27:42-43). Then Rebekah approaches her husband saying, “I am weary of my life because of the Hittite women. If Jacob marries one of the Hittite women such as these, … what good will my life be to me?” (Gen. 27:46). As a son of a prominent patriarch, Jacob is unable to simply run away from his family.
Subsequently, a nurse, Eurycleia, comes to Penelope’s aid and advises her to pray to the Gods to help Telemachus. During Penelope’s prayer to the Gods, she tries to appeal to the Gods by reminding them of how much Odysseus, Penelope’s husband, sacrificed for them, but she wants them to “remember it now for my sake, save my darling son” (Od. IV.862). Penelope does not want the Gods to save Telemachus so that he may live on, but so that he can return to her and keep her from being alone for the rest of her life, as well as
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 but she couldn’t because of her husband “Even so that night, her ears still ringing from Jaimito’s shout, Dedé had been ready to risk her life.
Antigone portrayed her devotion to her family by declaring her acceptance of her punishment, which was caused by her honorable action of burying her brother. 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
Hubris was King Creon’s downfall for himself and his family because he was unable to see his responsibility towards his family. Antigone, King Creon’s niece and king of Thebes, was sent to death for giving her brother an honest burial against King Creon’s wishes. Haemon disagreed with this ruling, and King Creon was set on teaching Haemon, King Creon’s son as well as Antigone’s fiance, a lesson about obedience. Creon stated that “He whom the State appoints must be obeyed / To the smallest matter, be it right - or wrong.” King Creon is saying that everyone must listen to the king, no matter what. He is ignoring his duty to his family by both not allowing a burial for his nephew as well as sending one of his own family to die, letting his pride excessive pride in himself show.
Throughout Sophocles’ tragic play, Antigone, main characters King Kreon and Antigone dramatically argue without compromise over the burial of recently deceased brother of Antigone, Polyneices. Antigone, while attempting to mourn for her family, symbolically buries Polyneices, going against the King’s decree (93-100). Out of anger, and an effort to establish his power, Kreon sentences her to an undeserving death just because she decided to respect her kin (441-496). In this case, I sympathize with Antigone more than Kreon because she peacefully acts on her beliefs knowing the consequences at stake. It takes a lot to stand up for what you believe in, especially knowing that the outcome will not bode well for you.
The strength of a family,like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other. With antigone going against her father wishes have turn her back on her own family.strength in family was a way to understand them.family can be more loyal than any army. In antigone she is stuck with the option of listing to the law or gods law.As she wants to bury her brother.Her fathers law states that he shall not be buried.She did not follow his law so she can obey gods law.She turned her back on family for gods law.We grow up learning that family means alot to us.So we are suppose to be loyal to the end. A family’s strength is in trust and respect.She still choose family since she buried her brother.By going behind her dad to help her brother is loyalty
She was gaining power through her belief of her god and took advantage of it; she voice out to the society when she had her hearing that she would rather die and be happy with her family in the underground even after the disgrace they bring upon themselves. Ultimately, all her actions or motives were in the favor of her god because Creon’s decision to let her dear brother, Polynices to rot in the open field without proper burial is against the gods’. Antigone character mostly represent morality throughout the play, but in the end, the representation of morality shows that even the most moral person, like Antigone, who values her family more than the people and who obeys the god only, could make mistakes