After pushing away every member of his family and causing confusion throughout the kingdom, Creon is faced with a new reality- he lost everything. He sent Antigone away to be locked up till her own death takes her, his son Haimon and his wife Eurydice took their own lives, and the prophet and people of the city look down upon Creon as he aches for his own death. Creon comes to a quick realization of his misfortunes at the sound of his poor wife 's last breath. With fear, he states "I have been rash and foolish. I have killed my son and my wife.
This causes the tragic reversal that leads to his emotional ruin with not only himself but also his family. The promotion to the conflict was that Creon created a law in which enabled Polyneices, Antigone’s brother, to be buried in a improperly way. Antigone found it fit to bury her brother causing her to disobey the law of Thebes. Between Creon and Antigone it's clear that the strength of a family lies in it loyalty to each other. Creon’s stubbornness , excessive pride , and oversized ego are his
Haemon is Antigone’s fiance and when he found out that his soon-to-be wife is going to be killed, he confronts his father about it. Sophocles foreshadows Haemon’s death when he says, “Bring out the wretch, that in his sight, at once, here, with her bridegroom by her, she may die!”(Sophocles 42). Haemon ends up killing himself because he did not want to live without Antigone, for he loved her too much. Once Eurydice found out what had happened to her son, she could not take it. “...a voice of woe to my own household pierces through my ears; and I sink backward on my handmaidens afaint for terror…” (Sophocles 64).
Instead, Evander comes to terms with his son’s death saying “But if ultimately death was waiting for my son, then I am glad he fell while leading on the Teucrians to Latium, and only after he had cut down thousands of the Volscians’ army (Aeneid 11.215-219).” The sorrows represented by the mother seem to devalue the view of women. It makes them seem irrational and excessive in their emotions when the circumstances of both sons were
Antigone is the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta. In the beginning of the book, we find out that Antigone’s brothers have killed each other in war. One of the brothers, Polyneices is considered a traitor and Creon, the king, refuses to give him a proper burial. Antigone decides to disobey the king and give her brother a proper burial. Antigone loves the idea of a noble death and it drives her decision-making at the end of her life.
Determination is an asset to Antigone because in the beginning of the play both of her brothers died in battle. Antigone is determined to bury her brother,Polyneices. This is because her uncle, Creon did not want to have a burial for Polyneices and would kill whoever buried him. For example, Antigone says, “Listen, Ismene: Creon buried our brother Eteocles with military honors,gave him a soldier’s funeral,
After the deaths of his beloved family members, he is enraged and is nudged in the direction of revenge by a close friend. In Eragon, the close friend that pushes him into their rash decision is Saphira: “She left him to ponder her statements. Eragon examined his emotions. It surprised him that, more than grief, he found a searing anger. What do you want me to do...pursue the strangers?
Once Prince Hamlet of Elsinore learns that his uncle, King Claudius, who has recently wed his mother, killed his father, his emotions become unstable and he becomes disillusioned with the world. He has planned to behave with an ‘antic disposition,’ however, whether his madness is methodic or authentic is uncertain. Hamlet’s frustration with the world is expressed: I have of late, but wherefore I know not, lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises, and, indeed, it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the Earth seems to me a sterile promontory; this most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof, fretted with golden fire-why, it appeareth nothing to me but a foul and pestilent congregation of vapors. What piece of work is a
Banquo, who had trusted Macbeth and promised to serve him forever, becomes suspicious and is killed by Macbeth’s hired murderers. His best friend’s betrayal of him is not the only backstab in the story. Another disloyalty happens with the “kings” death. Malcolm, the previous king’s eldest son, knew that the trust has been broken, so he and his brother flee to England in order to survive. So when Macduff goes to Malcolm and asks him to take his rightful place, Malcolm answers, “Boundless temperance in nature is a tyranny; it hath been Th’untimely emptying of the happy throne and the fall of many kings” (4.3.
The death of his father is where his “heart-ache” forms from and the remarriage of his mother to his Uncle Claudius is just one of the many “natural shocks.” The death of his father was among the hardest events that Hamlet has ever had to suffer through but to then be visited by the ghost of that same man, is mind boggling. Hamlet is struggling with the fact that he has just been told very important information about his father and now he is responsible for seeking revenge on Claudius. When Hamlet says the line “When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin? (3;1;83-84),” he is asking himself, why is he choosing to struggle through the hardships of his life and the recent events, when he could take a knife and end it? Hamlet then goes on to say, “who would fardels bear,To grunt and sweat under a weary life” (3;18;84-85) and is asking the question of how anyone would want to continue their life in his situation.