Antigone’s tragedy comes because of her unswerving loyalty to her brother, Polynices, and her determination to give him burial honors despite the personal danger. Her defiance and disregard of Creon leads to him imprisoning her alive in a tomb, where she commits suicide. Greek tragedy is meant to purge the audience’s emotion and teach
With in this one day Medea kills Jason’s loved one she says she does this to hurt him but arguably this hurts her. Medea first kills the princess. She sends her two sons with gifts to give to her but they are covered in poison. When the princess touches the gifts she immediately dies. It despair the
Then Juliet's dad was going to make her married soon because he got himself killed. So she fakes her death. Since romeo is gone he thinks she’s really dead. Then he dies, then she dies. Tybalt is the most to blame for the events that occur in Romeo and Juliet because he killed mercutio, which made Romeo want to avenge him, then it caused him to be sent away.
The suicide of Creon son already made Creon realize that he made a mistake convicting Antigone. Haemon's death symbolizes Creon's mistake of convicting Antigone. Because of Haemon's death: “Your [Creon] wife [Eurydice] is dead, the mother of this slaughtered son. / Her wound is fresh, but the breath of life is gone” (53). Now Creon's wife and son are dead because of his actions.
The feud also caused the fights which led to Romeo’s banishment. Friar Lawrence allowed Romeo and Juliet to get married in secret which caused conflict in the story. The feud and Friar Laurence are to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The feud prevented Romeo and Juliet from being happily married. In Act I scene v,Juliet says, “My only love, sprung from my only hate!
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 Sophocles’ Antigone, Antigone and Creon both have qualities of a tragic hero according to Aristotle’s definition. Aristotle believes a tragic hero is a decent human, but falls due to a weakness in one’s character. In the plot, Antigone decides to bury her brother, which defies the laws of Creon, the dictator of Thebes. Antigone believes she must hold her family values and the gods’ beliefs with utmost respect. Antigone refuses to deny her crime, so she is sentenced to be death by Creon.
There are many characters that contributed to the tragic acts of love and suicide in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, but who is the most to blame? In the famous play, we have two families, the Montagues and the Capulets, who have been feuding with each other for many years. Romeo, from the Montague family, and Juliet, from the Capulets, have fallen in love. Due to the distasteful acts from each side, their children must go to great lengths to keep their love a secret. The end of this story isn’t pretty, so whose fault was it?
Power razes all of its enemies to the ground, and its enemies are ignorant of its presence.Power negatively affects others by turning someone with power on their allies, making the owner paranoid, and diminishing common sense.In Antigone, King Creon turned on his own niece in order to preserve his self-serving law. Power turns the holder onto their allies. Creon created fear in the hearts of his own sentries who selflessly worked hours keeping him safe. After gambling for the right to deliver the news, a lone sentry brazenly travels to tell Creon the news and after being berated says, “you have seen the last of me here…” and briskly walks off (scene I lines 160-163). 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.
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.