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
Although her actions would defy the commands of her ruler, she follows through with the rebellion to achieve justice for her brother. In response to Creon’s verdict, Antigone explained: “ This punishment will not be pain. Only if I let my mother’s son lie there unburied then I could not have borne it. This I can bear “ (Lines 391-394). Being the stubborn character that Antigone is she was not ready to give into her
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.
At the beginning of the play, Antigone is disobedient and defies creon’s order and buries her brother. Antigone says, “Help me lift the body up.” (p2) This proves that Antigone is disobedient because she was told not to bury her brother and she did it anyways. Antigone says “My own brother And yours I will! If you will not, I will; I shall not prove disloyal.” (p2) This confirms that Antigone went behind creon’s
Antigone uses both logical and emotional appeals to persuade her sister Ismene that their brother Polyneices should be honored and have a proper burial. During an argument between Antigone and Ismene, Ismene believes that the law should be obeyed therefore she will not help Antigone. Antigone states, “Polyneices, who fought as bravely and died as miserably…no one shall bury him, no one mourn for him… his body must lie in the fields (Sophocles et al.190).” Antigone is trying to communicate to Ismene through the use of an emotional and logical appeal by explaining that he was, left to be decomposed by the birds. In the Greek culture, having a burial is a civic and religious duty which is necessary to proceed to the afterlife unaffected. So from Antigone’s perspective, it is a dishonor and indignity to the family.
DP1: Within this Narrative, Antigone frequently uses the emotional values of others to convince them of what she believes to be right.The first illustration of this phenomenon is when Antigone compares her willingness to face death as the result of giving her brother an honorable burial, to her sister Ismene 's unwillingness in doing the same.The main character feels as though it is her personal and moral obligation to retrieve the afterlife that’s been taken from her brother.Therefore, she does not agree in abiding by Creon 's man-made legislation and makes it her mission to concede to the laws of the gods. Asking for her sister 's help, she hopes to obtain reliability, only to find her too intimidated by Creon, Their uncle, and king. Accordingly, she says to Ismene “You may do as you like since apparently the laws of the gods mean nothing to you” (Page 192 Sophocles Antigone).This sentence uses two rhetorical appeals. First, Antigone 's most manipulated appeal, pathos is demonstrated specifically when she says “ you may do as you like..” (Page 192 Sophocles Antigone).These words make it seem like Ismene is selfish in preserving herself, unlike Antigone 's decision to do the opposite. Antigone uses comparison to herself to make Ismene appear weak and self-serving in return.
Creon enacts the law of no burial for Polynices’s corpse because he was a traitor to their country. Polynices’s sister, Antigone refuses to listen to Creon’s order and she says to her sister, Ismene,” he has no right to keep me from my own.” She stands in the face of Creon’s unjust law to follow her gods’ divine laws, and she buries her brother’s corpse. Creon’s full power isn’t enough to stop Antigone. When Creon knows that Antigone buried her brother’s body, he orders his guard to put Antigone in a cave till she starves to death. Antigone died but she got the glory she aims for rather than leave her brother’s corpse to rot.
She knows she won’t let Lily be taken by Nelson no matter what she has to do. This introduces the idea that Old Woman Magoun might do irrational things to do what she thinks is best for Lily. Another example of old woman Magoun’s irrationality is when Nelson came to their home telling her he was taking Lily. Old Woman Magoun responded to him saying, “You can’t have her,”(Freeman) This response proves that her love for Lily made her brave. Nelson is an intimidating man, but Old Woman Magoun wasn’t afraid to say this to him.
Anne does not persevere by killing like Beowulf, but she is remarkably persistent in always saying what she thinks and not backing down. During World War 1 Anne risked her life to find her husband, Gilbert, who was at war. This is her way of showing her perseverance that even in a time of war; she will risk her life to get to those she loves. Being strong willed is usually a good thing unless it is not controlled and it’ll create a lot of
Ismene’s encounter with Antigone’s assertive behavior depicts how the women viewed Antigone. In the narrative, Antigone expressed her strategy to her sister Ismene in an intense way. Antigone said to her, “I am going to bury my brother-your brother!- with or without your help. I won’t betray him.” Ismene replied, “You scare me sister. Keon’s forbidden this” (749).