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
Creon has brought in Antigone to talk to her as he talks: “Had you head my proclamation touching this matter?” (Scene 2.55). Antigone responds back to what Creon had said: “Your edict, King, was strong, But all your strength is weakness itself against The immortal unrecorded laws of God” (Scene 2.59-61). She continues to add on to her earlier statement: “This death of mine Is of no importance; but if I had left my brother Lying in death unburied, I should have suffered. Now I do not” (Scene 2.69-72). She ignores what the law has said about her brother, and gave her brother the proper burial that should be given as the other brother
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.” (Line 546-547).” Antigone does not want her sister to experience the same glory she has worked for.
It is significant that Antigone immediately states she “will bury [Polyneices]; and if [she] must die…the crime is holy” upon hearing Creon’s ruling because Antigone validates that she isn’t committing this crime for attention or proving a point to the law, but because it is what she believes to be right and moral (60). Antigone later responds to Creon, stating that his ruling is “not Zeus’ proclamation” therefore she would never “transgress the laws of heaven” because of a statement Creon decreed (450). Antigone refuses to abide by political rule and her action serves as a means of justice not only to her brother, but also as an act to uphold the divine law. The reiteration of ancient ideals through the hierarchy of law is emphasized by Antigone’s self-condemning act, asserting that the political law is not what controls her actions, but the divine law she believes is morally correct. The result of Antigone’s act of disobedience is concluded by the Chorus, stating the universal attitude of all ancient Greeks—that there is “no wisdom but in submission to the gods,” affirming that no human is superior to another (1350).
For this reason, Ismene’s opinion on Antigone’s determination to bury their brother illustrates how realistic her thoughts and actions are. When Antigone asks for Ismene’s help to burry their brother Ismene points out the flaw in her plan, “ Burry him! You have just said that the new law forbids it.” Her underlying respect for her brother made Antigone impulsive with her decision to burry her brother. With this in mind, Ismene points out her underestimating the power of authority, which demonstrates her skill of not letting emotions, get in the way of her thinking unlike her sister. After several attempts Ismene realized she is unable to change Antigone’s mind, so she says “ But no one must hear of this, you must tell no one!” Furthermore,
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. Here, Antigone is defying the king, and doesn’t care about the consequences she may endure. She is in full awareness that the consequence for her actions it the death penalty, but is willing to
She wanted to die without an a dependence to morphine. it would have made sense for her to continue taking morphine to dull the pain, but instead she took the pain in order to die free of her addiction. When she dies atticus voiced “Mrs. Dubose won, all ninety-eight pounds of her. According to her views, she died beholden to nothing and nobody.
They had their own interests in mind rather than Juliet’s and believed she was their property. “If you be mine, I’ll give you to my friend; If you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the streets” – Lord Capulet (Act 3, Scene 5, Lines 122-123). Lord Capulet is quick-tempered and doesn’t want to listen to what Juliet has to say. He believes that it is her duty to obey him and is quite offended when she doesn’t. “Talk not to me, for I’ll not speak a word: Do as thou wilt, for I have done with thee” – Lady Capulet (Act 3, Scene 5, Lines 129-130).
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).
The mother told her sons that she doesn’t want them fighting with each other for nonsense. The sons then replied with they don’t have an issue with each other, but towards their mother because of her point of view on things. That’s when the other CFI member asked them, “You two are brothers would you kill each other?” The