But, Ismene does not want to be punished for entombing her brother against the new king’s orders. “He is to left unburied, left to be eaten by dogs and vultures, a horror for all to see. I am determined that never, if I can help it, shall evil triumph over good.” Creon does not care whether or not Polynices makes it to heaven or not. All he cares about is that the imposter should not be cared for due to he turned his back on the city where he was raised. But, once Creon realizes that it was Antigone that buried him, he sends her to death.
Antigone had a couple different reasons as to why she decided to bury her brother. The first was familial loyalty. She felt that it was her responsibility to bury him because he was her brother. She would never have another brother because her parents were dead, so to leave him unburied would worse than to leave a husband or son unburied. The second reason was that she thought that punishment from the gods would be much worse than any punishment that Creon could give.
After discovering the Creon’s news that Polynices would not be allowed to receive a proper burial, condemning him to a cursed afterlife as punishment for treason, Antigone and Ismene reacted very differently. Antigone believed that Polynices deserved a proper burial and was determined to bring honor to her family and her brother, regardless of the consequences. Ismene also believed in bringing honor to her family, but had very little opinion toward Polynices’s burial. Instead, Ismene argued with Antigone that suffering for their deceased brother would solve nothing. Ismene argued that everyone in their family except themselves and their uncle, Creon, had faced death and facing it themselves would solve nothing.
“ He’s honoring one with full funeral and treating the other one disgracefully! Etheocles,they say, has had his burial according to our customary rites, to win him honour with the dead below.” “ But where I could gain greater glory than setting my own brother in his grave? All those here would confirm this pleases them if their lips weren’t sealed by fear--being king.” Some people may say that Antigone agues from the perspective of stage one, obedience and punishment because she said that acting against the law is a rule and the punishment was getting stoned to death. “ Anyone who acts against the order will be stoned to death before the city.” In conclusion, Antigone represents stage 6th of Kohlberg’s Stages Of Moral Development because she broke a rule that was made against her morality and she believed that it wasn’t fair that Creon wanted Polynesis dead body stay in the street and not get buried. Also she believed that it was disrespectful that one of her two brothers got buried and then the other one
When Antigone’s two brothers, Eteocles and Polyneices, die in battle against one another, Eteocles is given a proper burial and ceremony, but King Creon orders that no one is to bury Polyneices for being a traitor. It is made a law that if anyone is to bury Polyneices, they will be sentenced to death. Since Antigone is very loyal to the gods and does not want to upset them. She is determined to bury her brother’s rotting corpse even though getting caught means death. After Antigone is caught burying Polyneices, she explains to Creon why she buried him and expresses why her loyalty to the gods is
In the play "Antigone" by Sophocles, Antigone rightfully decides to bury her brother, Polynices, but when the king, Creon, finds out, she does not repent for her actions. She is a woman that stands for what she thinks is right, which in this case is that Creon is wrong for condemning the burial of her brother. She shows braveness with her actions because not all people have the courage to risk their own lives so that their brother can rest in peace. For instance, Ismene states "What? You 'd bury him – when a law forbids the city?"
In Antigone, the character is Antigone and she is loyal and independent. Her brother was considered to be a traitor and shouldn’t be buried she goes against the rule to bury him anyways because she thought it was right even though her brother did many wrong things. In the reading it states, “Polyneices sought to taste the blood he shared with us,and lead the rest of us to slavery. You shall leave him without burial, you shall watch him get chewed up by birds and dogs and violated. But he that is loyal to the state in death, in life alike, shall have my honor.” (Sophocles, n/a).
In the story of Antigone, Antigone’s uncle, Creon, is the king of Thebes who forbids the burial of his nephew, Polyneikes. Polyneikes is Antigone’s brother who went to war with one of their brothers. The fight between the two men ended in death for both, at which was based on who was justified by the state. The brother who fought Polyneikes was awarded a proper burial while Polyneikes was left as a food source for dogs and vultures. Antigone disliked the fact that Polyneikes was not awarded a proper burial because it is her brother.
Polyneices died in battle attacking creon 's city, therefore creon states that he will not be buried and anyone that tries to bury him shall be put to death. Antigone ignores creon and tries to get help from her sister. Morality; “principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior” Is the correlation
In the play Antigone the two main characters with conflicting motivations are Creon the king of thebes and Antigone the daughter of Oedipus. There conflicting motivations are, that Antigone wants to give a proper barely to her brother and Creon does not want Antigone's brother barely. “I admit I did it. I won't deny that.” (271) Antigone is admitting in front of Creon that she was the one that buried her brother even after she know she was breaking the law “I'd heard of it . How could I not?
2. In this quote, Ismene is telling Antigone that she will not help in the illegal act of burying Polynices. Antigone becomes offended by her unwillingness to help her, because Polynices is Ismene’s brother as well. The reason why Ismene won’t help her, is because Ismene does not want to go against Creon’s law and be killed. However, Antigone does not care if she gets executed, she is willing to bury Polynices no matter life or death.
Creon has the guards take him away while saying, “I don’t exist any more; I’m no one. The lesson from "Antigone" is that you have to be ready to accept the consequences of your convictions. Not only is Antigone loyal to her brother and her religious beliefs, brave when confronted with danger and death, but she accepts the consequence (death) before
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.
Castile’s family have no faith with the system Castile’s family decried the court’s decision to acquit Yanez. Castile’s mother said that: “The fact in this matter is that my son was assassinated, and I will endure to say assassinated, because where in this earth can you tell the truth, and you be frank, and you still be killed by the police of Minnesota.” Castile’s sister, Allysza, said that: “his brother didn’t deserve to die the way he did.” She, further, said that she will never believe in the system. Prosecutors contended that Castile was not a threat, and that Yanez had reacted excessively. It took the Judges five days of deliberations before arriving at the verdict. Yanez testified that he tried to command Castile not to pull his gun out of pocket, but he failed to comply.
Antigone should be allowed to bury Polyneices because her beliefs say the deceased should be buried. King Creon even buried Eteocles but not Polyneices because he was a traitor. They both died so they should both be buried in honor of their religions. Government shouldn’t intervene with their peoples religion or anybody 's religion because all humans should be able to have their own beliefs. What happens in their life doesn’t change their beliefs.