Antigone is loyal to the gods and not to Creon. Antigone states, “Creon is not strong enough to stand in my way.’’(P.32). What she means is that nobody can block her or stand in her way from doing what she has to do for her brother. Some may say that Polyneices was a traitor well he is, that 's the reason why Creon wants Polyneices not buried. She was trying to look out for her family but, her uncle did care about this.
Ultimately his crew pays for his hubris, as they all die due to Odysseus’ refusal to listen to Kirke’s advice and avoid the island where Helios keeps his cattle. Therefore Odysseus is a bad leader since he refuse to take advice, which consequently results in the detriment of his
She has the strong reputation of not telling a single lie throughout the play up until they were in court. Sometimes pressured situations push people to lie especially if it's for the people that they love. Elizabeth truly loved John Proctor and she was too kind hearted of a women to seek revenge on him or even Abigail. Another point is that out of all the people that would be guilty, Elizabeth would be the last on the list because of her devotion and genuine character. She also doesn't have a strong enough motive against Abigail besides the affair, which she had already moved on from.
Odysseus’ encounter with heroes of the underworld causes him to change him values. When Odysseus remarks on Achilles’ greatness in death, Achilles is bitter and says, “I’d rather be a hired hand back up on earth slaving away for some poor dirt farmer, than lord it over all these withered dead” (11.11-513). Achilles has obtained a god-like status, for he is lord of the dead, but he is not pleased with his situation because the dead are “withered” and are not able to interact with him. In this way, he is distanced from society and cannot experience human contact the way he desires. Although he obtained great kleos through being the dead’s ruler, he would gladly get rid of it all and become “a hired hand… slaving away” if it meant he could be “back up on earth”.
Throughout the play he does a lot of things to try to keep his name honorable like not putting his name on anything that he does not truly believe in. He does not let other people pursued him to believe anything besides what he knows is right. He does not back down form what he thinks is right even if everyone else is against him. 3. The primary conflict John Proctor faces is whether his reputation or life is more important.
Equality is not wrong to want something for himself, especially after servicing others his whole life. But while Equality's outlooks aren't necessarily bad, there still needs to be balance. If everyone thought only about themselves, society would crumble. People have to rely on each other to an extent, and total selfishness would prevent this. That being said, someone can have selfish moments while still being a good person and caring for others.
Then comes Antigone, the girl who thinks she has the right to act against the law. This poses a moral dilemma for Creon, as Antigone is his niece, the last of the descendants of Oedipus. However, Antigone makes the decision easier by explicitly taking pride in her actions and slighting his uncle. Her justification is merely that Creon’s law is not the mandate of her God, and that the burial of a family is more imperative than all else (500-523). When confronted by Creon with Polynices’ treacherous crime, she cannot put up any defense.
Polyneices was known as a traitor to Thebes and that is why Creon made the law that Polyneices could not be buried. Even though Antigone was aware of this she was not ready to just leave her brother’s carcass unburied and completely open to animals like birds and dogs. The law was not thought through by creon at all, Creon’s son Haimon even tells his dad that him killing Antigone is guaranteed to bring upon more deaths. Creon started to believe that Haimon had turned over to a criminal, his fiance Antigone, but Haimon re assures Creon that he listens to his father and has the most respect for him. Even though Haimon tells this to Creon, Haimon still tells the King Creon that he is wrong and that the people are talking in town, Haimon says “But I, at any rate, can listen; and i have heard them muttering and whispering in the dark about this
Giles didn’t give into the court and died rather than to give up. Hale who had once believed in witchcraft had turned sides to do what’s right. Francis Nurse battled with the court to save his wife from being hung and although they weren’t able to break through the court they still had the courage to fight for what they believed
As Ralph Emerson said, “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles” (last sentence of book). Remaining true to himself, McCandless was able to achieve what he considered to be meaningful in life. From the start of his journey, it is seen that being true to oneself is challenging, as others are living in a world that demands them to alter their identity. However, one must stay true and authentic and understand the desires and needs, in order to attain an adequate living, just like Chris McCandless.
When Creon is confronted by Antigone about his edict he says’’ go down and love you must love the dead! While I’m alive, no woman is going to lord it over me” Example from book- Antigone has disobeyed him as both man and king and brought pride between the too. While I’m alive, no woman is going to lord it over me’’. Pride can be one of man 's strongest and darkest qualities. In Sophocles ' book Antigone, the theme of pride becomes the cause of destruction for more than one of the play 's characters.
In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, most of the characters are those of weak values, afraid to stand up for what is truly right. They see the actions of others, willing to give their lives to show that the leaders have it all wrong, and continue to persecute innocent people. Elizabeth is not such a character; she is devoted, strong and sees what is wrong in Salem. She does not give in to the lies, despite it nearly costing her life. Elizabeth Proctor’s strength and bravery help her to endure a struggling marriage, an accusation of witchcraft, and her husband’s actions as a martyr.
By engaging in intercourse, he violated the trust of his wife while she remained loyal, despite the urges from the suitors. In addition, he fails to show loyalty to his crew. Through his indecisiveness, numerous members on his crew perished. For example, Circe advised Odysseus to avoid fighting Scylla. Instead of listening to the advice, he prepared to fight the monster and, as a result, lost six of his best men.
It portreys that people can still care for their loved ones even if the society is tragic. In the story Anthem, the novella illustrates marriage as a crule action to take upon. The society in Anthem has strict laws that if acted, the person could be punished. “For men are forbidden to take notice of women, and women are forbidden to take notice of men.” (Rand 38). Anthem’s society is not free to have marriage and could lead to punishments.
Without Nando and Canessa these people would not be here today. They never stopped trying even after they accepted the fact that death was the outcome stopping was still not an option. This determination is a virtue that all great leaders should demonstrate. When being a leader at St.John’s there will be moments in your life that will test your patience with people. People make promises that they will not keep but that does not mean you are allowed to give up.