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.
The furies lament that Clytemnestra’s murder will be avenged by a member of the family thereby carrying the curse of the house of Atreus into another generation. The furies claim they didn’t avenge Agamemnon’s murder because he was not a blood relative of Clytemnestra, but Apollo emphasizes that marriage is the most sacred of all bonds, and that if they ignored the murder of a husband by a wife, they had no right to
They both support their own failures, but Antigone’s reason is religious purposes and familial relations, quite contrasting to Creon’s cause of oblivious selfishness. Creon cannot read the mood, taking everything personally and believing threats to others were direct aggression to him. When Polynices goes against Thebes, Creon takes it way too far and refuses to give the man rights even after he’s dead. When his son threatens suicide if Antigone is to be killed, Creon misunderstands and thinks that he is the one who could die. He does not even recognize his own faults at all, only seeing the effects and realizing that he must have done something without knowing what.
Antigone being representative of the divine law of the gods sacrifices her life to honor her brother and please the gods. Condemned at first by Creon, she is later exonerated for her actions while Creon suffers a harsher fate. He believes in human law and believes that a traitor should never be forgiven - thus explaining his decisions to condemn the burial of Polyneices, and sentence Antigone to death. In the end, Creon's failure to respect the divine law leads to his family deserting him for death and he suffers from the ultimate punishment of guilt. He becomes so blinded and infatuated with his rule and his pride that he fails to consider any other human laws, which could balance the inequality of his rule, and benefit the people of Thebes, demonstrating the detrimental effects of following human law.
This is especially true in the way Ismene reacts to the laws Creon puts in place. Under Creons authority, she refused to help even her sister bury her own brother. She was so obedient to Creon she wouldn’t even help her own family. Even when Antigone tries to tell her about how they were family and her brother deserved a proper burial, Ismene said: “They mean a great deal to me; but I have no strength. To break laws that were made for the public good.” She is so obedient to Creon she even goes as far as to claim the laws set in place are for “public good.” This can be linked to how during the experiments mentioned in The Perils of Obedience the testers would sometimes do everything asked of them, no questions.
Unfortunately, she was killed before she could marry Haemon. Haemon, Creon’s son, wants to respect his father’s wishes; therefore, he does not take up for his fiancé. Haemon says, “Father, I am your son, may your wise judgement rule me, and may I always follow it. / No marriage shall be thought a greater prize for me to win than your good government” (lines 35-38). Haemon is saying his love for Antigone isn’t as strong as his respect for his father.
Antigone strongly disagreed with Creon and his ways of thinking. She thought that all of his power and fame were going to his head. She thought that her brother was a hero for going and dying on the battlefield and that he should have a proper burial. She believed that he should be traditionally buried and not looked down soon like a villain of some sorts. Through the play of Antigone she shows her point of view by being very respectful but well worded at the same time.
To the woman, this may seem like the action of a heartless person. What she does not realize is that it may be her husband’s way of expressing love for his son. It leads her to think that death brings out the worst in people - not only was her marriage failing but she also realized many more differences between her and the man. She also likely despises death for taking her son. Other than losing his soul, she also had to lose him to the soil and the earth.
Romeo could not fight him because they were family now since they secretly got married. This caused Romeo to kill him which caused him to get banished from Verona. Romeo 's banishment caused the whole problem with Romeo and Juliet not being able to see each other which caused them to take drastic measures to see each
Base on what I had interpret in the story, there was a lack of acceptance and lack of love happened in the marriage of Sayoko and her husband. Because if Sayoko 's husband really love her, he would not mind even if Sayoko will play her mole in front of him because he loves her, but in the case of them, Sayoko 's husband did not really love her and Sayoko was blinded by the hope that her husband would change. As I interpret the story, the mole served as the memory of Sayoko to her mother and sisters. It