He did not want to bury his own nephew, he wanted to kill Antigone for burying Polyneices, and tried to kill his own brother because the kingdom had a curse on it. He had too much power and needed to calm down and think what he was doing. Antigone knew that this was the right to do and did without being afraid or sorry for it. She was helping Creon, Ismene, and the community, and they did not realize that she was helping them until it was too
John can never forgive himself for what he did to Elizabeth so he feel that when he rips the paper Elizabeth with truly forgive him. He wants her to forgive her instead of holding a grudge on him forever. Lastly this is a believable act because John Proctor is a strong man who stands by what he believes in. we know that john is very against the Witch Trials. If he were to admit to witchcraft it would be against everything that he believes and thinks is
If you’re willing to switch sides, because you don’t want to die, you don’t deserve to live if you’re not living for your country. Overall, Benedict Arnold was a good guy who made a bad mistake. Benedict Arnold left the legacy of a traitor, and he taught us all that we should fight hard. Even if he did make mistakes, even a huge one like switching allegiance to the opposing force, he taught us that we should fight until the
This shows that Chigurh can be interpreted as death because he holds peoples futures in his hand, and by saying one little word, heads or tails, someone either lives or dies. Chigurh also took the fate of another character, Carla Jean, in the novel into his own hands by deciding on whether or not she lived or died based on the flip of a coin. Like the man before Carla Jean Chigurh asked her to call the coin flip but she said she would not do it because she said that “God would not want [her] to do that” which shows that Carla Jean did not believe that she should control her own fate that was up to God, but Chigurh was the complete opposite, he did not consider God in any situation because he believed that he was in control of other people’s fate (258). After Carla Jean said that she would not call it Chigurh tells her that “[She] should try to save [herself]. Call it.
When Hale entered the story he believed that he was going to be the savior of the town ridding them of witches. When Rebecca Nurse and John Proctor were arrested Reverend Hale was deeply shaken with his beliefs. Hale near the end of the story he tells Elizabeth that you should not have religion when it brings you harm but you should keep faith in God. Reverend Hale near ending of The Crucible is the complete opposite of the Reverend Hale that first entered the story, because he came in believing he was the authority on how to find witches, then he was shaken by arrest of Rebecca and John, and finally by him telling others to throw away religion when it brings harm to
This played a large factor in the planning of Odysseus, especially after the words of Agamemnon telling him to "not be too easy with even your own wife" (11.441-42). Using this advice, Odysseus decided that the most important step was to ensure that his wife was still loyal to him. He does this by ensuring that she had not fallen in love with another, and that she was still in love with him (19.124-587). It is the last step Odysseus takes before he finally attacks the suitors. Above all else, ensuring in the faithfulness of Penelope was the main goal of Odysseus before he killed the treacherous
His act of defiance resulted in death, but caused the people of Salem to question the court, which prevents any future deaths for suspected witchery. By refusing to lie, John Proctor preserved his name and held up his personal convictions. However, some may say that this was self-serving, because he left his family destitute, and his wife husbandless and his children fatherless. Nevertheless, “How can I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!...Because It is my name!
With accusations of witchery and his guilt of lechery, Mr. Proctor feels he has a duty to save his name for his children. He can 't stand the idea of his family suffering for the mistakes he has made now and in the past. John 's initial reaction to his wife being accused based off the lust Abigail has, he says, "My wife will never die for me! I will bring your guts into your mouth but that goodness will not die for me!" (Miller 80) John knows he 's done wrong and will do anything to save Elizabeth 's reputation.
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.
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.
She looked weary. She spoke, her voice was flat. ‘I can’t say I approve of everything he does, Maudie, but he’s my brother, and I just want to know when this will ever end.’ Her voice rose: ‘It tears him to pieces. He doesn’t show it much, but it tears him to pieces. I’ve seen him when - what else do they want from him, Maudie, what else … They’re perfectly willing to let him do what they’re too afraid to do themselves - it might lose ‘em a nickel.. They’re perfectly willing to let him wreck his health doing what they’re afraid to do, they’re -’” (page 316) In this quote, Aunt Alexandra is complaining to Miss Maudie how unfair it is that the townspeople are making Atticus do things that they don’t want to do.
He tells her “This country is not saved … do not think that … but all its old beliefs have come to rubble and from rubble may we build, that is their task: to rule themselves; their lives and loves and land” (Moore 245). Evey’s struggle for survival was to find her purpose in life, having been lonely and lost for so long she knows what she must do now. As she says “Descending now to claim my heritage, I think about the task ahead, so vast, so
What makes the act of murder immoral is, not losing the physical aspect of being alive, or the pain caused to our family and friends, but because we are completely eradicating their future, robbing them of their future of value, that they would’ve experienced had they not died, and that is what makes it unjust. “The loss of ones life deprives one of all the experiences, activities, project’s, and enjoyments that would have constituted ones future.” He then applies the same thought process to abortion saying that the reason abortion is wrong is because the fetus will never have a future of value. I believe Marquis’ view on abortion is very different to other philosopher’s views on abortion. Not only because he is pro-life and many philosophers are pro-choice but because he focuses on the potential future of value. He is comparing a human who actually has a future of value, to a fetus, which has not yet begun life.
He was underestimated by his enemies, but they regret that because now they are forever dead. Rikki Tikki’s biggest enemy underestimated the power and determination of Rikki Tikki. Nag and his wife named Nagaina were plotting to kill Rikki Tikki’s human family. Rikki Tikki knew he had to do whatever it took to protect his family. His human family took him in and he
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. That goes to show karma will get you sooner or