In the story, Antigone, Creon, the king, established two decrees in the land of Thebes. The first decree is nobody should bury Polyneices and the second, Antigone and her sister, Ismene, be put to death. Antigone, Polyneices sister, performed an act of civil disobedience by burying her brother with full knowledge she would die. Although Ismene didn’t commit the crime, she still wanted to be punished. Ismene said, “But now I know what you meant; and I am here to join you to take my share.” As the story progresses, the effects of Creon’s decrees result in rebellion, unhappiness, and death.
Desdemona’s father states that he should kill her for her disloyalty from getting married without his permission. The secret marriage deeply wounds her father to the point that he has the right to kill her. She is sacrificing her life for her love of Othello; the implications of this show how deep the love of the two love birds runs. Even though her betrayal is unforgivable, her father decides that her death would be undesirable blood on his hands, therefore, Desdemona’s act of secrecy taints her image with a seed of doubt. By gaining Othello’s love, Desdemona loses the love of her father and ruins her credibility in his eyes, which causes him to cast her out and exile her from their home.
Antigone wanted to plan a burial for her brother that died, Polyneices. She talks to Ismene about what was going to happen to her if she was to get caught. If she got caught this made her actions illegal because back then, by the law it was unnecessary. But to the gods, a burial was appropriate and needed. As she thought about what to do more and more, she finally decided to go with her fate.
Here, again, her human and flawed side is shown by Euripides. Unlike that of Euripies, Seneca’s Medea is sent exile without her children and he presents her murder of children as the pure brutality to satisfy and strenghten her vengeance. Medea has that idea of killing her children when Jason refuses to allow her to take children with her and thus she realizes how much Jason loves them. So she thinks that his great love for his children can bring him great pain with their
How would you feel if you were locked away to rot by one of your own family members because you did something they didn’t approve of? In Sophocles play, Antigone, this is just the case for the niece of Creon, King of Thebes. After getting word that her “own two brothers [...] slaughtered one another and brought about their common doom” (Sophocles 318), Antigone is distraught. What makes her infuriated is when she learns that her uncle, Creon, has decided that one of her brothers, Eteocles, will receive a proper burial and be honored while the other brother, Polyneices, will receive no burial and be remembered as a traitor. Soon after, Antigone takes action and performs a secret burial and ritual on her dead brothers corpse, but she is also
After saying these things he admits to having an affair with Abagail Williams. He was wishing this would show that Abagail was just jealous and wanted to get rid of his wife to have him for herself. Now John Proctor was going to be put to death for being an adulterer and his wife fore practicing witch craft. John proctor had to confess to being an adulterer on paper and it was to be hung on the church doors in the middle of Salem. He didn’t like the way they were going to give him a bad name if he confessed.
Thesis: Medea’s insanity which led her to killing her children suggests she let her emotions take control of her proving she is not at fault for her actions. Topic Sentence: To begin, Medea’s lets her emotions overcome her when Jason leaves her to marry Glauce the daughter of King Creon. Context #1 (1-2): Jason has just abandoned Medea and his two children for Glauce in attempt to greater his wealth and status. Medea questions herself if she was a good wife to him that he would leave her for a princess: Quote #1 (Varies): “What shall I do? If only I were dead!..
They suffer losses of their own whether it’s a spouse, child or even, in Hecuba’s case, both. We see how even when Hecuba has done a good deed for Odysseus, he was still part of the plan to kill her daughter Polyxena. In response to her reminding Odysseus of what she had done for him in his time of need, he only tells her the best advice he could give was for her to just willingly accept Polyxena fate. At the end of the day none of what happened to Hecuba and her daughter was justifiable since killing Polyxena was just an act of revenge against her when they were at war with the
She made a decision for her brother she said “Even if I die in the act, that death will be a glory, I will lie the one I love and loved by him an outrage sacred to the god” (Antigone, 655, 85).Antigone was a strong women, she knew that something would happened but she just wanted her death to be glorious. This is the powerful effect of civil disobedience because Antigone contradicted the laws, she wanted to have the freedom of speech, and she wanted to change something for the best of
The importance of this reference is to show the contrasting differences between heroes; whereas Thesus did not honor his word and instead used Adriadne and later left Phaedra who loved him, Odysseus was a man who was loyal to his wife and eager to return to his family. The deceitful woman whom he encountered was Epicaste; she was the mother who married her son, Oedipus, after he killed his father. The significance of this particular woman is to compare and contrast what Odysseus has in terms of family as compared to others who have gone before him. When his mother appears to him, she encourages him by telling him of the loyalty of his wife and the state of affairs of his family. Comparing the actions of his wife to those of Epicaste serves as another means of encouragement as this story depicts her as loyal and well worth risking all to get back to and be with.