Do you know it? Have you heard it?/Don 't you notice when evils due to enemies/are headed towards those we love?" (Antigone, Line 8-12) Antigone proves her familial loyalty when, after her brothers kill each other, King Creon states that only one of the brothers is to be buried. The other brother is dishonored and must be left to rot. Antigone defies Creon 's orders and buries her fallen brother in spite of the law forbidding the act.
In addition, Antigone has her own struggle, faceing her uncle King Creon, by herself. Moreover, Antigone was declared the death penalty, on behalf of giving her brother funeral honors. This is a very unruly move, because her brother is considered a traitor to the king and people, which ultimately means he shall not be buried. However, it shows King Creon that Antigone would do anything to modify the law, as well as risking herself, just so her brother has a proper funeral. To emphasize, Antigone responds to King Creon, “ If I die young, I say I’d gain something” (Sophocles 20).
She follows a majority of the steps laid out in Campbell’s, “Hero’s Journey”. This means the text of Antigone could be considered a heroic tale depending on how one looks at what Antigone did and how they abstract the ideas and meanings of the text. What she did went against the best overall affect she could receive; however, it allowed a proper burial which meant her brother was able to get into the afterlife. Polyneices did not receive proper justice, although he acted wrongly against Eteocles he should not be eternally damned by not receiving an afterlife. Martin Luther King Jr acted in such a way that allowed the people he fought for get equal rights and opportunities as those oppressing them.
“ The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is the duty of the living to do so for them.” Lois McMaster Mejoid. This is similar to the mindset of Romeo when he is outraged by Tybalt killing his best friend, Mercutio. Romeo Montague and Tybalt Capulet chose to disturb the peace and disobey the strict orders of the prince. In their fight to the death of Tybalt Capulet, Mercutio Montague was killed, resulting in Romeo's efforts of keeping the peace, shattering.
George was the balance, he needed to make sure no mistakes were committed for their American dream to be achieved. Lennie was a barrier to their American dream and their happiness. If Lennie had died from Curley’s hands, it would be a violent death and full of misery. When George executed Lennie, he prevented the further possible mistakes, agony, and the feeling of being terrified. George was not selfish, but caring to make sure that Lennie deserved a better death.
Another major difference was the use of Polynices as a persuasive method. Ismene, despite the argument being about her brother’s burial, didn’t bring him up in the conversation; instead, she only talked of the hopelessness of breaking the rules. Antigone, on the other hand, called Polynices a lovely treasure, and the unfairness of the conviction was a main point in her argument. They also differed in the way they spoke of the State. Antigone sarcastically speaks of Creon’s leadership and decisions, whereas Ismene says they’re ruled by much stronger hands when referring to him.
But Polyneices, just as unhappy fallen – the order Says he is not to be buried, not to be mourned; To be left unburied, unwept, a feast of flesh For keen-eyed carrion birds. The noble Creon! (Antigone) Creon’s devotion is to the city not to the family. It is a strong argument for punishing Polyneices. Polyneices brings massacre to Thebes, killed the king and other soldiers of Thebes.
When it was the right time he humbly claims that he did lie about the treasure. He accepts that he should be punished for lying to them, but right now they should still trust him so they could together find and stop Everett’s wife from marrying someone else. This shows that he knows of his faults, but focused on the main goals. Everett lies, but he lies about something that does not harm others, but does it in a way so he can also benefit. His companions did not loss anything that they had instead they were freed from jail.
Scar had a jealous conscience and dark deep desires since Simba was the heir to the throne. Thus he wanted to murder Mufasa and Simba to seize the position. He murders Mufasa but Simba survived, Scar then advised Simba to run away, declaring he was responsible for the tragic death of his father and to never come back, like this he would not disturb his reign. The fervor for power led Scar to murder his own brother who was the king were horrendous actions shaped by power. Once Scar reigned he did as he pleased with his reign, at the end, there was no water or food left it to turn into an eerie place plenty of evilness.
The witches inform him that none of women born will kill him, but Macbeth still insists that he will kill not only Macduff, but his entire family and staff, just to be on the safe side of things. “The castle of Macduff I will surprise, Seize upon Fife, give to th' edge o' th' sword. His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls that trace him in his line.” He shows how all honor and integrity is gone, and he has set aside morals to achieve his own means. Macbeth can no longer be viewed as a man, but as a cold-hearted, immoral
He refused to quit, he refused to leave any man behind, he put the mission and his fellow soldiers above himself and displayed a great amount of personal courage. This is the type of soldier you should strive to be and to guide. “It’s just a matter of time before I’m dead. I figured, if that’s going to happen, I might as well help someone while I can.” Sergeant Kyle J. White, Medal of Honor
Murdering or sentencing one to death row is not just, even if the individual is guilty of treason. By saying the individual on trial shall not live because they murdered another, this reflects back on the decision makers. It deems those making the decisions hypocrites. The court members are choosing whether one lives or dies, and if they choose the death option they are performing the exact crime the individual could be on trial for. Murder.