In the play, Antigone, Creon and Antigone cannot give in to each other and if Creon gave in to Antigone’s wishes and spared her brother, he would have felt that he weakened himself as a ruler in the eyes of the people he ruled over while Antigone felt that he had to break Creon’s law for the honor that her already dishonored family had for being incestuous. All Antigone wanted was for her family to have an honorable death. Even with Creon’s wants, he eventually gave into Antigone’s desires and gave her brother a
That though the Earth is ‘excellent’ and ‘majestical’ place of great beauty, he cannot embrace or see that beauty because ‘foul and pestilent vapors’ are preventing him from being able to see the beauty. The beauty, which all men are granted access to, is now intangible to him, an allusion to his Uncle killing his father for the throne. He now suffers conflicting emotions due to the evil existing in a godly figure such as man and how the world, that was once radiant is now corrupt in his
Elizabeth Stanton also states the fact that women didn’t have political rights and the right to vote, and that changes should be made in that field. She argues that women should have the freedom to be involved in the government; as they are born with self-sovereignty, just as males. To support her position on this issue, she claims: “Think of … woman’s position! Robbed of
If he escapes to another city, they will view him as a criminal and if his children came with him they would be viewed as foreigners. By breaking the law his soul would be ruined and a ruined soul is not worth living with. This goes back to when he said that the really important thing is not to live but to live well. Also, when he dies he would enter Hades as an outlaw and will not be well welcomed. Therefore, he believes that he should stay and face his execution because it is better to die than to live with a ruined soul.
David fails as a king when he abuses his power in order to harm the people he is responsible for protecting. David’s misuse of power is demonstrated when he secretly orders the death of his own subject to protect his own reputation. After impregnating Bathsheba, the wife of one of David’s loyal soldiers, David orders Joab, “Set Uriah in the force-front of the hardest fighting, and draw back from him, so that he may be struck down and die” (2 Samuel 11:14). By sleeping with Bathsheba, David directly violate the Seventh Commandments, which states not to commit adultery. Furthermore, David knows he did was wrong, but he plays tricks to
She was married off to Offa and became “less of a bane to people’s lives. For not performing her duty, she was married off to a random man as a punishment. Her reputation as a queen will also remain tinted as a queen that “perpetrated terrible wrongs”. Another example of people that are unable to perform a duty is the coward men that left Beowulf alone with the dragon. They ran in fear of the dragon and fails to defend their kings thus failing to perform their duty.
There are many reasons a once great man may fall. Hubris leads Macbeth into taking far too courageous actions, his lack of questioning makes him blind, and his own actions lay the blame of the Murder solely on his shoulders. While most can agree Lady Macbeth had her part in persuading him, one cannot blame her for the act simply because she wanted it to happen. Macbeth is the murderer, his wife didn't make one. Macbeth is firstly at fault due to his own hubris.
Creon has disrupted the feeling of trust by misplacing fear in the hearts of the sentry because he wanted his edict to be all-powerful. Furthermore, in addition to turning compatriots onto allies, power also creates an unquenchable lust for itself and drives the owner mad with paranoia, trying to protect their power. When he was threatened by the daughter of the previous ruler to be dethroned, he immediately strives to install a new law, he knew she could not abide so that he would be left without competition. The fabricated mandate by Creon was, “...Polyneices… is to have no burial…”( scene I lines 43-44). When he made
Overall, Brutus and the conspiracy had no justified reasons to kill Caesar. They only assumed and thought what Caesar might do. Brutus feared that Caesar would have too much power and feared what would happen to Rome. None of the conspirators talked to Caesar in person what his plan was if he got crowned. Brutus thought Caesar would manipulate the people of Rome, when he was manipulated himself, which caused the death of his best friend.
Creon in the Greek tragedy Antigone exemplifies that of a tragic hero in that his self dignity and fear of losing his citizen’s loyalty results in the loss of his family, leaving him alive but alone. In the play, the audience is already aware of the death of the two previous rulers of Thebes, Eteocles and Polynices. Polynices had created a rebellion to attack the government due to difficulties in sharing the power of king with his brother. Creon takes on the role of King to the Theben people, and therefore has a reputation to uphold. When Creon publicly decrees that the proper burial of Polyneices is punishable by death, he is unable to turn back on his word.
“My voice is the one voice giving orders in this city!”. His wrong decisions lead him to regret. his pride makes him blind after when he decide to kill Antigone because she buried her brother. and then became the most tragedy story ever. The major error in judgment that Creon makes is his decision to give Eteocles a proper burial and not Polyneices.