Another support is how John died for a reason. John has a moment when he tries to justify him dying, “tears pleasure them! Show honor now, show a stony heart, and sink them with it” (4,751). He's saying don't let their opinions change who you are as a person. Also, by giving them a cold heart it's like giving them a cold shoulder so they have to deal with what they've done, but they can't get you to join it to.
In the same way the students went against dress code, Antigone and the Native American tribes do not follow the law, because the law is going against their personal beliefs. In the beginning of the play “Antigone”, she is talking to Ismene, her sister, about joining her in burying their brother. However, Ismene does not think it is the right thing to do because she believes everyone should follow the laws, no matter what. The author states, “You have made your choice, you can be what you want to be. But I will bury him; and if I must die, 55 I say that this crime is holy: I shall lie down With him in death, and I shall be as dear To him as he is to me” (Sophocles 752).
In the story, their choices affect Paul by causing him to have low self esteem, fearing his brother and feeling isolated. A choice made by Paul’s mom drops Paul’s confidence very rapidly. Her reluctance to be strict with her eldest son cause Paul to not be assertive enough. Throughout the novel, readers can point out that Paul is very similar to prey, while Erik acts like the hungry predator. In the novel, the author wrote,” Forget it dad, forget it mom, someone has to pay for this...
Antigone is very ambitious. She shows this trait when she seeks to give her deceased brother the proper burial, which was against against the law and defied the King of Thebes, Creon. She confronts her sister for help, “Ismene, I am going to bury him... Creon is not strong enough to stand in my way” (Sophocles). This shows she is ambitious because she knows that burying her brother is against the law and that there would be major consequences.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and “Antigone” share a common theme of refusing to conform to society; however, Huck denies all of society, while Antigone only betrays the king. One similarity between the two characters is they both do what they believe is right, no matter the consequences or repercussions. Huck runs away from the widow and his father, and basically rejects all of society because he wants his freedom. In these actions, Huck demonstrates that he will follow his heart, even though his actions could result in danger and chaos. Similarly, Antigone stands by her brother and wants to bury him out of love and respect, which goes against her uncle’s wishes.
She doesn’t see a way out or any hope when the man refers to them as “survivors” and she corrects him by calling them “the walking dead” meaning that they haven’t overcame any obstacles, only extended their suffering (55). Despite the end of the world, the man and boy must fight to find the will to survive in a savage, lonely world. When the entire world is ending it can be hard to find the will to
Proctor exclaims when asked why he is not willing to give them the confession that he has given them his soul, but his name is what lives on after death. He feels he has lied for too long and refuses to do so any longer. Elizabeth responds, feeling a mixture of relief and dread as her husband is hanged. He has provided his weary soul with a taste of relief and goodness, whilst condemning himself to death. When it has become evident that he will sacrifice his life in exchange for his honor, Elizabeth follows suit, begging them to let him keep his reputation if he is to be
Euthanasia is the practice of painlessly ending a person or animal’s life because they are suffering and cannot be cured. It is a humane option compared to being forced to live out the rest of your life living off a machine and in great pain. Nevertheless, people still find it to be against their morals and do not want it to be in practice. Dating back two centuries, the argument of euthanasia has been debated on whether it should be allowed, and controversy follows it around everywhere it is allowed.
Brutus then saw his doom because of what actions he took. He knew that, in the end, he wouldn’t be able to take the pain of guilt and suffering anymore, and ended up asking around for someone to help him end his life. Brutus said to those who, “I know my hour has come” (Shakespeare 651). He knew that, after feeling all this remorse, all this pain, it was time for him to leave, time for him to die. He did not want anyone else to die because of him.
Later in the argument, Ismene comes up to them to try to take responsibility in the act with Antigone. Then, Antigone interjects saying, “No, you may not die along with me. Don’t say you did it! You wouldn’t even touch it [The plan to bury their brother]. Now leave MY death alone.”
In the novella Turn of the Screw, our narrator is out for a stroll during her alone time after putting her pupils to bed. As she walks, she describes how much she longs to see a handsome face by chance on a nice day. She looks up to see a man glaring at her through and embrasure of a pair of battlement towers that are distinct among the rest of the architecture. She says, “I admired them, had fancies about them, for we could all profit in a degree, especially when they loomed through the dusk, by the grandeur of their actual battlements; yet it was not at such an elevation that the figure I had so often invoked seemed most in place” (James 27). The elevation of such a structure would, for a usual person, distort and deter the viewer’s vision