In Document B, the last few paragraphs state that no heir to the throne can change the laws. If he does, he shall be cursed by the gods along with all people who are in acquaintance with him. For future reasons kings may need to change the law, according to the well being of their people. Kings cannot change the code if it means they are willing to sacrifice their loved ones. Hammurabi’s consequence of hurting the people they love goes too
They made the rashest decision of them all. Romeo thought that Juliet had died so he rushed to her grave. “There rust and let me die (5.3.183).” Juliet kills herself after seeing Romeo dead body by her coffin so she decides to kill herself. Which makes their parents learn a different that you should not judge a person by their name. They just ended up losing their
In Antigone, Creon is wanting to put the blame on Ismene and Antigone, for the burial of Polyneices. All because Ismene and Antigone were talking about the burial. When Creon was blaming them both Antigone said, “Justice will not allow this. You did not wish for a part, nor did I give you one” (ii.10-11). John will do anything for his family even if that means he has to hold up a hospital.
In lines 599 to 601, Creon’s states that, due to his selfishness and stubbornness, he will not allow a woman, that woman being Antigone, to change his mind and defy his judgement. He declares that, if Antigone chooses to not change her ways, she will be killed, as to not waver from his own decree. Antigone therefore dies as a result of Creon’s insufferable and ignorant ruling, causing her to suffer at Creon’s hand. Creon’s ruling for the murder of Antigone also causes Haemon to suffer. Creon finds Haemon, in his last moments, mourning the loss of Antigone, “now among the dead, his father’s work,” as described by the messenger in line 1364.
Because of this message not being delivered to Romeo, his kinsman saw Juliet “dead” being put into her tomb. His kinsmen apprised to Romeo that Juliet had died. Romeo really thought she was dead, and right before Juliet was about to wake up, he committed suicide. This then caused Juliet to follow suit. Friar Laurence should not have trusted anyone to get this crucial letter to Romeo but himself.
Romeo could not fight him because they were family now since they secretly got married. This caused Romeo to kill him which caused him to get banished from Verona. Romeo 's banishment caused the whole problem with Romeo and Juliet not being able to see each other which caused them to take drastic measures to see each
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” (Martin Luther King Jr.) Antigone takes the decision to resist Kreon, and insists on burying Polyneices. The act is something that brings her into a sharp conflict between familial duty based on divine law, and the commands of the king (Kreon). Leaving Polyneices unburied means that he becomes part of nature, as vultures and wild dogs will feed on him. “But his brother, Polyneices, the exile, who descended with fire to destroy his fatherland and family gods, to drink our blood and drive us off slaves, will have no ritual, no mourners, will be left unburied so men may see him ripped for food by dogs and vultures.” (Pg. 28).
E - “It is an abomination for a man to take his own life. It is an offense against the Earth, and a man who commits it will not be buried by his clansmen. His body is evil, and only strangers may touch it. That is why we ask your people to bring him down, because you are strangers” (Achebe 162) D - The use of the word “abomination” attaches a negative connotative view towards suicide in society. It is discussed as a “offense” against their gods and is seen as a horrendous act.
Othello sends Desdemona back to her chambers to pray for forgiveness because he is going to deal with her cheating. Othello has decided that the only way to solve the problems of his marriage is to kill his wife. However, he doesn’t want the guilt of her blood on his hands so he tells her to ask God to let her into Heaven. Desdemona doesn’t argue with him and she realizes what is going on with Othello, yet she still loves him unconditionally. This turning point shapes Desdemona’s sacrifice from unintentional to purposeful.
Antigone written by Sophocles is a prime example of a Greek tragedy. Antigone is fighting against the law made by the king, Creon. His justification to why she should not be able to bury her brother is that he was a traitor. Antigone believes, as do all citizens of Thebes, that she should have custody over the body to give a proper burial. Her belief lies in the law made by gods, as if the body is not properly buried the soul with drift in purgatory or the underworld forever.
In this tragedy, there are two types of law: man’s law and the gods’ law. While these laws are supposed to coincide, King Kreon decides to go against the gods’ law and prohibit the grieving and burial of Polyneices, who is seen as a traitor. Antigone, justified in doing so, disregards Kreon’s proclamation and buries her brother anyways. She states that she must “perform this crime of piety; for I must please those down below a longer time than those up her (line 75).” By this, she means that it is better to not disobey those of whom she is to spend eternity with, regardless of when she dies. After all, a lifetime in the mortal world is but a day’s length to the gods (line 790).