Mercy but murders, pardoning those that kill.”(3.1) It is the prince saying that romeo will be exiled for killing tybalt but not killed for avenging his cousin. Tybalt is the cause that Romeo was sent away. Tybalt is also the most to blame for the events that occur in Romeo and Juliet because Juliet is then forced to marry paris so she pretends to be dead. The nurse says(unknowingly that she’s faking it)”She’s dead, deceased, she’s dead. Alack the day!”(4.5.)
Lady Macbeth’s lust for power was evident as she pushed Macbeth to kill Duncan because she wanted to be queen, but after the deed is done, it is apparent that it has messed with her mind. If it was a common act to sleepwalk and talk in your sleep the gentlewoman would not assume the doctor could prescribe medicine to help. Lastly, it is apparent that Lady Macbeth’s lust for power drove her to insanity when she committed suicide. Macbeth and Seyton heard a scream and Seyton went to check on the cause. After returning he made the statement, “The queen, my lord, is dead.” (Cowther 5:5: 17).
He was then sentenced to be stripped of the burial rite as decreed by the new king Creon. The second was Antigone who defied the decree and gave her brother the burial rite he was stripped of. She pleaded that she was only following what was right not by what was dictated by a mere mortal but by what their god willed. She was then sentenced to death by exiling her to a prison and leaving her to die. The third was Creon who was punished by their gods by refusing to give a burial rite to the dead and accusing and sentencing to death
In the story “Antigone” written by Sophocles, Antigone breaks the law by burying her older brother Polyneices when her uncle King Creon prohibited him from being buried. Consequently after getting caught trying to rebury him by a guard, Antigone gets arrested and Creon questions her on why she disobeyed his orders. Antigone explains why she disobeyed him “You still dared to break this law? Yes, because I did not believe that Zeus was the one who had proclaimed it; neither did justice or the gods of the dead justice lives among” (Sophocles, Page 39). The most logical conclusion from this evidence is that Antigone was aware of the consequences; she believed that her actions were justifiable accordingly to what she did, which could have prompted Creon to change the law.
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
In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Ophelia’s love for Hamlet ultimately leads to her madness. In order for Ophelia to build her relationship with Hamlet, she must go against her father’s orders considering he strictly prohibited her from seeing him. Hamlet then breaks up with Ophelia saying, “I did love you once,” and then tells her to go “to a nunnery,” causing Ophelia to feel a great amount of betrayal. Ophelia is already heartbroken, and now Hamlet murders her father which was too much for her to handle. The love Ophelia had for Hamlet was one that is considered as infatuation; Ophelia was young and did not know much about love,
In addition, Antigone has her own struggle, faceing her uncle King Creon, by herself. Moreover, Antigone was declared the death penalty, on behalf of giving her brother funeral honors. This is a very unruly move, because her brother is considered a traitor to the king and people, which ultimately means he shall not be buried. However, it shows King Creon that Antigone would do anything to modify the law, as well as taking her own life, just so her brother has a proper funeral. To emphasize, Antigone responds to King Creon, “ If I die young, I say I’d gain something” (Sophocles 20).
The choices we make sometimes can end up as an act of civil disobedience. In Sophocles disturbing drama. Antigone, she defies creon’s order and buries her brother, claiming that she honors the first law of the gods. As the defiant Antigone comes to realise that she is going to die she becomes heavy-hearted in results to hanging herself. At the beginning of the play, Antigone is disobedient and defies creon’s order and buries her brother.
Antigone is the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta. In the beginning of the book, we find out that Antigone’s brothers have killed each other in war. One of the brothers, Polyneices is considered a traitor and Creon, the king, refuses to give him a proper burial. Antigone decides to disobey the king and give her brother a proper burial. Antigone loves the idea of a noble death and it drives her decision-making at the end of her life.
The actions of the play Antigone by Sophocles occurred in front of a palace in a disaster-prone city called Thebes. The play starts off with Antigone telling her sister Ismene that their brothers killed each other in the war and that King Kreon will only give Eteokles the proper burial and Polyneikes will remain unburied. And if someone tries to give the other brother the proper burial they would be stoned to death. Antigone then implies that she wants to give her brother the proper burial and asks her sister if she would help her. Although, Ismene would want to help she does want to break the law, and does not want her sister to do the same.