In the dramatic play, Antigone's brothers Polynices and Eteocles died while trying to defend their right. Polynices was considered a traitor of the city of Thebes by King Creon. Therefore, Creon passed a law that no one is allowed to bury a traitor. Antigone decided to go again creon law to bury her brother because she thinks it's the right thing to do. Antigone believes that the laws of god is more important than the laws of creon.
Though he was an enemy of the Trojans, he was still respected by Aeneas, which showed the true extent to which the Trojans valued auctoritas. Evidence for Paragraph II: Dido was also a non-example of pietas because she killed herself after Aeneas left her, even though he had to leave her in order to fulfill the fate assigned to him by the gods. This showed that she didn't respect the will of the gods above her personal will. In contrast, Creusa exemplified pietas because she told Aeneas that he would find a new wife in the new Troy, which would help him fulfill his fate. This showed that she valued the will of the gods above her own self-interest.
This was not how Antigone thought, she clearly loved her brother and wanted the best for him both in life on Earth and in the Underworld. She told Keron “I’d never let any man’s arrogance bully me into breaking the gods’ laws” (Sophocles lines 496 and 497). This may sound like Antigone showing her morals, but it is in the form of honor. She is telling Keron that the Gods require bodies to be properly buried to be admitted into the Underworld and that the Laws of the Gods and the honor of her family come before the laws made by Keron. Antigone’s Honor is fueled by her anger towards Keron and the way he treated Eteokles and Polyneikes differently.
They even go as far as to accuse her of being inclined to trouble like her father after they discover she buried her brother, Polyneices. However, as Antigone is led to her living tomb by the guards, the Chorus expresses sympathy towards her. After Creon receives advice from Teiresias, the Chorus insists that he take it, reminding Creon that Teiresias is never wrong. Creon finally agrees, but is too late. Because of the Chorus's initially submissive behavior, Antigone is left alone to defend her beliefs, leading her to her tragic death.
In these actions, Huck demonstrates that he will follow his heart, even though his actions could result in danger and chaos. Similarly, Antigone stands by her brother and wants to bury him out of love and respect, which goes against her uncle’s wishes. Here, Antigone is defying the king, and doesn’t care about the consequences she may endure. She is in full awareness that the consequence for her actions it the death penalty, but is willing to
Antigone in the prologue is talking with Ismene about the battle between Polyneices and Eteocles, which definitely stirs up emotions between the two. Ismene says at one point “They mean a great deal to me, but I have no strength To break laws that were made for the public good. (p.60-61)” Ismene wants to bury him, but she fears for her life and doesn’t want to gamble her life to do it. Antigone feels that she should bury her brother and is very willing to do it, as seen when she says “ I am going to bury him...He is my brother. (p.30-33)” The willingness and bravery of Antigone to do what she feels is right in this situation brings out her overall character traits, her stubbornness and passion.
In the greek tragedy, Antigone, written by Sophocles and translated by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald, Creon and Antigone have shown many similarities. When Antigone and her sister return to Thebes they plan on helping their brothers Eteocles and Polyneices. The two brothers were in battle and when they were fighting they ended up killing each other. Eteocles was buried properly but when it was time to bury Polyneices Creon did not allow it because he believed he was traitor. Antigone broke Creon’s law by burying her brother and in the act of doing so, she was caught.
Creon is the protagonist in Antigone, because his motivation throughout Antigone is the stability and wellbeing of Thebes. Moreover, Antigone is the antagonist in Antigone, because her motivation is selfish and deceiving. In Antigone the setting is Thebes post the death of both airs to the throne. Eteocles dies defending his country from his brother Polynieces which died attempting to reclaim his right to the throne. The conflict throughout Antigone is Antigone’s responsibility to bury her brother Polynices and the law created by Creon, the new king of Thebes, which states that “No one shall bury him, no one mourn for him.” (Antigone 59) Antigone proceeds to disobey the law and dies in her own hands to ensure her own martyr status.
“I admit to what I did, brother,” Mariam said, “But, if I hadn’t, he would have killed her. He was strangling her” (P365). This shows that Mariam is willing to take responsibility for her action she knew that there would be conscious, but she also knew that what she did was to save Laila and her children. Mariam’s actions would lead to this moment, “Kneel here, hamshira. And look down.” One last time, Mariam did as she was told.” (371).
Antigone, a young woman who’s allegiance was to her family. She believed the gods took precedence over the law. Her desire to get justice for her brother led her to question Creon’s edict. However, going against the political society will ultimately result in destruction for both Antigone and Creon. Antigone chose to follow the gods and bury her brother in