“Athena”: Goddess of Revenge People who are extremely self involved become very defensive and cruel when entered into harsh circumstances. Athena, also known as the goddess of war and wisdom, had a kind heart, but when people betrayed her during the war, her morals changed. Athena contributed her power and superior morality to her people, but throughout the Trojan War, Athena only sought revenge and evil, hence proving she is more villainous than heroic. Due to Athena’s self interest during the Trojan War, she is put in situations where her villainous personality comes to light.
Lady Macbeth is a very persuasive and controlling person. After receiving Macbeth’s letter, Lady Macbeth’s immediate response is “That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan/ Under my battlements” (1.5.42-43). Being a loyal soldier, Macbeth becomes uncertain with the murder of Duncan is the wise thing to do. Lady Macbeth knows that Macbeth’s desire is not strong enough and uses his reputation to cause Macbeth shame.
Thus, Oepidus the King is the true definition of a tragic hero, because of his excessive pride and self-righteousness that led him to fulfill his destiny. Oepidus the King is a very interesting play that I would definitely recommend to other people. The fact that it uses ancient tragedy really pulls it all together. Oepidus was just trying to do right by who believed was his father and mother but ended up making the gods mad. The Oracle told him it is not possible to Johnson 3 escape his fate and although Oedipus believed he could, he was wrong in the long run.
Antigone did not allow Creon 's law,she used her life to against Creon. she thinks ethic is above country law. she know she will dead,but she did not scared she believe God will redeem and revive her. Antigone is dead,but she is effect all country.her death let people think she is right,but her death also make a biggest problem of her country.she is persist in one 's errors and this error making tragic of Creon
The sibling relationship between Antigone and her sister plays as a central theme in the work of “Antigone” by Sophocles. One central theme portrayed by Antigone and her younger sister is loyalty. Antigone places the loyalty of her family and of the gods above the loyalty of obedience to the city. By placing the loyalty of her family and the gods first, antigone shows that loyalty of both are stronger that than the loyalty to the city or ruler. Ismene, Antigone’s sister, at first puts the obedience to the city and the ruler above the loyalty to family and the gods, but later the weighing of Ismene’s loyalty shifts.
Creon’s strong feelings about Antigone burying of her brother transgressed him as the tragic hero because his stubbornness against her caused everyone to turn on him. Such as when Creon is talking to Antigone and he tells her “ In all of Thebes, you’re the only one who looks at things this way.” To which Antigone replies “They share my views, but they keep their mouths shut just for you.” This shows how Creon’s slowly being turned against because his stubbornness.
In Shakespeare 's play, King Lear, it is brutally obvious that Lear is strongly disliked, or even hated by his two older daughters, Goneril and Regan. In the novel A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley, Ginny’s and Rose’s hatred for their father doesn’t appear to be too over the top until the reasons they hate him so much are finally revealed. Both sets of sisters eventually end up retaliating against their fathers after they are given his land. Some may say that the daughters actions against their fathers was cruel, atrocious, and wrong; however, an argument could be made that their actions were justified by how their father had previously treated them. Perhaps Lear and Larry deserved to be treated as they were.
During the course of the entire play Antigone makes it apparent that her sole goal is to bury Polyneices. She puts this above the laws made by Creon and even her sister Ismene. While arguing with her sister, Antigone says, “You make these excuses, but I Shall proceed to heap up a tomb for our dearest brother…Make straight your own life’s destiny”(80-82). Also after being captured and entombed herself, Antigone laments, “Behold, high rulers of Thebes: The sole woman remaining of the royal line(940-941)!
Creon is Shocked with the deaths of his wife and son and says, “Oh no, another, a second loss to break of heart. What next, what fate still waits for me? I just held my son in my arms and now, look, a new corpse rising before my eyes- wretched, helpless mother-O my son.” (Sophocles 1420-25).
Initially, their plan was to return to Thebes and save their brothers from killing each other over the throne. However, they receive news that their brothers are already dead and the sisters began to take the journey home. In Antigone, the root problem is that Creon has ordered that Eteocles be given the proper burial and Polynices’ body be left untouched and without a burial site. Creon believes that Polynices was a traitor and believes that traitors should be left for the buzzards to pick over your body. When Antigone returns to Thebes and she learns about her brother’s burials and intentionally disobeys her uncle’s commands.
In Poetics by Aristotle, he defines the main components of a tragedy. It is as an “imitation of an action that is serious and also, as having magnitude,” and contains “incidents arousing pity and fear.” Antigone follows these core necessities and is classified as a Greek tragedy. The plot of Antigone follows Antigone’s inner-battle between loyalty to her family versus loyalty to her country. After learning both her brothers died in battle, she explains to Ismene, “It’s our brothers: Kreon, honoring one and casting the other out” (26-27).
“Creon is not strong enough to stand in my way.” Antigone said this while talking to ismene about her plans to bury her brother. She is saying that Creon, the king of thebes, can not stop her from following her morals and burying her brother. Antigone is the daughter of oedipus who is also her brother. In the story antigone’s suffers the loss of both of her brothers, oedipus and polyneices.
ition. Kreon sides with Eteocles, and furious, Polynices wages war. After Eteocles and Polynices stab each other, Kreon obtains the title of “king” and has to be in charge of the brothers’ burials. He wants to only bury Eteocles because he considers Polynices a traitor. The fact that Antigone was willing to bury her brother was brave, and her bravery is one of the many reasons why Sophocles was correct in naming the third part in his trilogy, Antigone. As aforementioned, Antigone’s gallantry has come to deserve the title of Sophocles’s second surviving written play, Antigone.
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.
Antigone: I think she leans towards humanism, from what I saw in the beginning of the play. She ignores the King’s wrath, and feels the need to bury her brother despite risking her own life. She tells Ismene that it must be done. She proceeded to Creone that she did not abide by his laws, but rather God’s laws. She believed that it was better to treat her brother, as she wanted to provide for one another, under her faith in God.