Not only does Kreon feel betrayed, he also believes Antigone dishonors her other brother, Eteocles, by burying Polyneices. Kreon says to her, “Wasn’t his enemy your brother? Why do you honor Polyneices only? Isn’t that the same as rejecting Eteocles?” (Sophocles
I don’t think we can make or agree with such a strong statement that atheists killed God because everyone has their own views and nobody can really change what other think unless there is some weakness in our own point of view. And I believe that God is perfect and ultimate and not believing in his existence may lead us to quite rocky path and we wouldn’t have any such purpose in life. "If life ends at the grave, then it makes no difference whether one has lived as a Stalin or as a saint. Since one's destiny is ultimately unrelated to one's behavior, you may as well just live as you please" (Craig) in this quote William Craig discusses that when we have no purpose in life and our final destination is grave and that's the end of everything then it makes no difference whether we lived
She follows a majority of the steps laid out in Campbell’s, “Hero’s Journey”. This means the text of Antigone could be considered a heroic tale depending on how one looks at what Antigone did and how they abstract the ideas and meanings of the text. What she did went against the best overall affect she could receive; however, it allowed a proper burial which meant her brother was able to get into the afterlife. Polyneices did not receive proper justice, although he acted wrongly against Eteocles he should not be eternally damned by not receiving an afterlife. Martin Luther King Jr acted in such a way that allowed the people he fought for get equal rights and opportunities as those oppressing them.
When Cassius and Brutus were talking, Cassius tells Brutus, “I had as lief… as he” (35). Here Cassius is trying to show Brutus that Caesar is just like him and Caesar shouldn’t be king. Brutus thinks about this and they fear about Caesar being king. Just by the words of Cassius, Brutus can be manipulated so easily, making him pretty gullible. Another thing Cassius told Brutus says, “The torrent soar’d… I sink!” (36).
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.
The first problem starts when Antigone discovers that Eteocles has received a proper burial, but Polyneices has been denied of such and left to the vultures; all under the order of Kreon. Polyneices was declared a traitor and anyone that was found burying him would be sentenced to death. Antigone, despite the penalty, sneaks out and gives her brother the proper burial she knows that he deserves...and then
Emilia duly did serve her husband throughout the play until she sees the light of how horrible of person that her husband truly is, and that she had a part in this of has happened. It is at this point that Emilia does redeem herself by putting the truth out about what her husband has done and pays for with her life. After Emilia is killed Othello sees all of what has happened and what he has done and cannot handle it and he kills himself to lay down in bed with his wife and
Creon has declared that Eteocles will be honored with burial since he was a defender of Thebes, while Polyneices ' body is left to the vultures and dogs. It is this edict that drives Antigone to defy the state, since she believes her brother Polyneices deserves the same treatment as Eteocles. Some critics see Antigone as too self-righteous, even alienating, but others claim her as a seminal feminist, determined to do what is right even in defiance of patriarchal law. Indeed, Antigone captured the public imagination immediately after the first performance of the play more than 2,500 years ago, as her deeds expanded the possibilities of human action, reconceived the role of women in society, and delineated a new type of character, one who sets her individual conscience and belief in divine principle above and against the power and authority of the state. Ismene
She is the niece of the king Creon. Antigone had two brothers who were killed. One of her brothers, Polynices, was ordered by Creon to not be buried and anyone who attempted to bury him would be sentenced to death. Knowing this, Antigone still risks her life and buries her brother. In ancient greek times the burial of someone was considered very sacred, so as one may guess this caused a great problem.
The audible fear that the Sentry fails to hid in his voice while speaking to Creon distinguishes the king of Thebes as a very respected and deeply feared person. His demanding nature and impassive tone display Creon as a character that is superior to the rest of the cast. Likewise, Creon’s tragic flaw lies in his greed for power as well as his inability to follow the advice of others. The greed in Creon is put on display when he discovers that Antigone is the criminal and immediately accuses Antigone and Ismene, Antigone’s sister, of trying to dethrone him: CREON. You too, Ismene, Snake in my ordered house, sucking my blood Stealthily…(2.124-126) Creon’s misguided assumption that the sister duo aims for his throne was driven by his greed for power and need to keep that power absolute.