One example of the turmoil it cause in Rome was it started a war between the conspirators and their followers and Antony and Octavius and his followers. This play just goes to show that your actions can cause a chain reaction because in the end both Brutus and Antony ended up dieing all because they killed Caesar in the beginning of the play and they had lost the
Oedipus the King, interpreted by Thomas Gould, is an exceptionally intriguing and complex story. All through this legendary story of inbreeding and patricide, Oedipus tries to discover and uncover the murderer of King Laius. Little does Oedipus know, it was he who murdered the previous lord of Thebes. To start the play, natives of Thebes ask Oedipus to lift the scourge that undermines to wreck the city. Oedipus sends his brother by marriage, Creon, to the prophet to discern the appropriate thing to do.
Humanity’s effort to impose right and wrong has been a driving force throughout history. In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne conveys these ideas through the struggles which the characters confronted. The conflicts which Hester Prynne faced were caused by the human desire to enforce true morality. The person versus person conflict which Hester faced demonstrates the need to implement morality. The struggle between Hester and Roger Chillingworth is primarily based on her desire to end his torture of Reverend Dimmesdale.
In Antigone, Ismene and Creon were the people that surrounded Antigone and gave their opinion to him. The brothers in Oedipus were the reason for civil war that started everything Eteocles and Polyneices, died fighting each other for the throne of Thebes after Eteocles had refused to give up the crown to his brother as their father Oedipus had prescribed. Creon, the new ruler of Thebes, declared that Eteocles is to be honoured and Polynices is to be disgraced by leaving his body unburied on the
In the play called Antigone which was written by Sophocles, the two characters of the play, Antigone and Creon, both stand in clear opposition to one another. In the play one of the men named Polyneices, the nephew of Creon and the brother of Antigone has been declared a traitor of Thebes and will be left dead on the battlefield with no burial. Antigone would much rather die than to let her brother be without a proper burial, but Creon believes that civil law is absolute. King Creon believes that Antigone’s brother should be considered a traitor and should be punished accordingly. He states that, “Polyneices, who broke his exile to come back with fire and sword against his native city and the shrines of his father’s gods .
As such, Absalom finds parallels with many Biblical and mythical sources. The title itself recalls King David’s son Absalom from the Bible. In the Biblical story, King David’s son Absalom murders Amnion who rapes his sister Tamar, then Absalom leads a rebellion against his father but King David shows no will to forgive his son. When Absalom dies, the father cries bitterly. This story indicates a conflict between fathers and sons and the downfall of the father from within his own house very much like Sutpen’s legend of rise and fall (Sundquist, 2003, 144).
In the tragic play, Antigone by Sophocles, the character Creon, who acts as the antagonist, goes though reversal and recognition. Creon is not only the antagonist, but also the ruthless king of Thebes, and Antigone's uncle. Creon inherited the throne after the deaths of Antigone's two brothers, Eteocles and Polyneices. Throughout the play, Creon makes it clear that he objects the laws of the gods in favor of the laws of man. Because of this, he sates that since Polyneices was a traitor to Thebes, he must not be mourned or buried by any of the citizens.
Antigone is subject of a story in which she tries to secure a respectable burial for her brother Polynices or it is a Greek dreadful piece that stresses the use of power and morality vs. the law written by Sophocles or Both Antigone and Creon, the major characters in the play, could act for the dreadful hero. A mortal hero is a character who is known for being majestic and has a flaw that assists to his or her downfall. In guess, Creon best qualifies for being the mortal hero and fitting the definition read in the previous sentence. The things he said, did, and the comments that were made by those all over him show how a gentleman with everything could lose it all due to his own response. Firstly, Antigone tries to find the help of her sister, Ismene, but when she understands the fear and passive attitude Ismene has, Antigone ignores it as even a choice, another example of perhaps Antigone's tragic flaw, her own arrogance.
In the play Antigone, I am positive that Sophocles wrote his story with intent to have Antigone play the role of a hero. Antigone herself shows us readers her hero like qualities. Qualities such as the will to fight for what she feels is right. For example, she does not agree with the law and rather live by the guidelines of her heart and feelings. To go against the law and even the King it takes a lot of courage.
In Antigone, there was two brothers who shared being the King and one of the brothers, Polynices, wanted to start a war with the kingdom because he wanted to be the main ruler. Polynices and his brother Eteocles fight and they both end up killing each other. Their Uncle Creon, who takes position as King when they are both killed, decides that only Eteocles will have a proper burial and Polynices will be left to rot. Antigone, Polynices and Eteocles sister, thinks that Creon’s decision is unfair and takes upon herself to give Polynices a proper burial. When their other sister Ismene finds out, she is stuck between helping her sister bury their brother and following Creon’s demands.