Antigone feels love for her brother and is passionate and stubborn about burying him. Sophocles showed that being too passionate can lead to your downfall in Antigone. Polyneices was a warrior, therefore, Antigone thinks that Polyneices “fought just as bravely” and should have been buried just like Eteocles (Prologue 18). Antigone should not have buried Polyneices because of the consequences that Creon has decreed. Unfortunately, her stubbornness allowed her to be caught and she never surrendered to
She made a big impact on her society and family. She was the strongest one out of her family but she still had to die. It was for a reason but the community needed her. Her sister was willing to die with her, Haimon died by fighting for her, and she died by letting Creon know what he did to his own family. 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.
His loyalty to his power becomes priority over his family, when he decrees his nephews burial illegal. Antigone also falls victim to the excessive force and jaded complexity of her uncle, when he prioritizes patriarchal standards and his law over her moral act of goodness and makes it known that, “while I’m alive, no woman is going to lord it over me” (590). All the trouble Creon put his family through just to save face and show his dominance ends up destroying what was left of his family just to avoid, “never be rated inferior to a woman, never”
He shows compassion by taking on an impossible case and by acting friendly towards people that show hate to him. After the trial ended and Tom was found guilty, the black community of Maycomb brought food to Atticus ' doorstep and Calpurnia said: "they ‘preciate what you did." (Lee 213) Atticus tried his hardest to save Tom Robinson but the prejudices of the jury overpowered his argument. He showed compassion by putting the best case together that he could, even though the white community were shaming him for helping a person of color. Not only did Atticus show compassion towards friends, he also showed compassion to his enemy and their family.
Both Creon and Antigone show aspects of being the tragic heros. Creon shows all the people of Thebes his negative side by declaring the law engendered by him against burying Polyneices. This was to build a scare in the people so there would be not be any attacks. Creon shows positive side by letting Antigone and Ismene live with him under his care and promised to raise them after their father had passed on. On the other hand Antigone expresses her positive side when she insists on burying her brother who has been killed in battle.
Throughout Sophocles’ tragic play, Antigone, main characters King Kreon and Antigone dramatically argue without compromise over the recently deceased brother of Antigone, Polynices. Antigone, while attempting to mourn for her family, symbolically buries Polynices, going against the King’s decree (93-100). Out of anger, and an effort to establish his power, Kreon sentences her to an undeserving death just because she decided to respect her kin (441-496). In this case, I sympathize with Antigone more than Kreon because she peacefully acted on her beliefs knowing the consequences at stake. It takes a lot to stand up for what you believe in, especially knowing that the outcome will not bode well for you.
The idea of them being an unfit race who was in need of probation and instruction seemed to more closely relate to white Klansmen of the South. Their actions spoke louder than words and it seemed as though they were begging to be put in their place. African Americans were not to be punished, if anything it was the white men. They enslaved African Americans, beat, and battered them for years yet when they finally get their freedom it’s as though life will never continue to flourish. The South proved that they needed probation that was never forced upon them.
Antigone’s Fate In Sophocles play, Antigone, King Creon claims that in order to avoid anarchy and chaos the law must be obeyed. Creon ordains that anyone that buries the body Polyneices would be put to death. Antigone disobeys the law, and Creon punishes her even after he realizes it was wrong. Creon wants his people to be afraid of him and respect him. If Antigone honors Creon’s law she will stay alive and be married to Haemon.
The NAACP got involved and so did other civil rights activist. He inspired other black people to act on another racist situation. Several racial incidents occurred during this time. Jackie Robinson was accused of many racial injustices, but the way that he handled these situations proved that he was a peaceful person who resisted violently. He went to the NAACP to get assistance for these acquisitions and they took it to the next level with the justice system.
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. Antigone admits to the burial of her brother and Creon orders her to a cave to survive as long as she can. When Creon’s son hears word of this he goes to talk to Creon and sees his stubbornness. Creon’s son Haemon kills himself when he finds Antigone dead, Creon's wife also kills herself once she hears of Haemon's death.
4. What are some examples of blind acceptance of the "status-quo"? Blacks accepted what is happening and whites blindly accepted the rules about blacks and got used to them and didn 't allow them to go to some places. 5. Who were local and national heroes in the story? John Lewis, Dr Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Jim Lawson, and the people were marched.