She does this by quoting Creon when he says, “No one shall bury him. No one shall mourn for him” (190). Here Antigone uses the pathos appeal, again appealing to Ismines emotions. She does this in order to try to make Ismene change her mind. When Ismene hears this she is going to feel bad
Creon has officially made the decision that he is not going to bury Polyneices which angers Antigone. Antigone needs help to reach her goal and she says to Ismene, “You may do as you like, since apparently the laws of the Gods mean nothing to you (Sophocles, et al. 192).” Ismene is hesitant to agree with Antigone and join her in this task because she does not want to break the law and go against Creon’s words. Antigone is making Ismene feel
Elizabeth Cary’s The Tragedy of Mariam makes many valid points about women’s identities in marriage. Mariam’s choices throughout the play reflect her understanding of the fact that in the world she lives there is no space for a chaste, honest, independent woman. The standards that a woman of the time are impossible and Mariam’s attempts to grapple with them are doomed to fail. After experiencing the freedom of self expression afforded to her after she believes her husband has died she is unwilling to re-enter the position of a subordinate. Mariam is aware the death is the only way to maintain the self she has created.
To yield is grievous, but the obstinate soul That fights with Fate, is smitten grievously.-Creon Antigone goes against the King's law in order to honor her brother and do what she believes is right. Knowing that death is unavoidable if she chooses to go down that path doesn't bother because she believes that living a morley dishonorable life is worse than living no life at all. Antigone wants to be in charge of her own life and wants to be the controller of her own fate. Between the two poems “If We Must Die” by Claude Mckay and ‘Invictus’ by William Ernest Henley the poem that best represents Antigone character is ‘Invictus’. “If We Must Die”by Claude Mckay places emphasis on a meaningful death and never giving up even when the odds aren't in your favor.
(Bloom) This scene “reveals Ruth 's independence, expressing her right to choose and to assert control, yet it also depicts the desperation of a working-class woman who cannot afford to have another child.” (Bloom) Mama greatly opposes Ruth getting an abortion. Her conservative views and religious beliefs do not allow her to consider this as an option. She remembers the
Like above, Juliet is clearly unsatisfied by the undertakings of her parents, as a result of the feud. Although, this time she sees the fear in defying her fate, but disregarded it. “That is renowned for faith? Be fickle, Fortune.” (3.5.62). She then calls fortune, the undertakings of the feud, fickle and vows to oppose it.
There is a conflict the law of the state which Creon follows and the law of the god that Antigone follows. Antigone considers the divine law as the supreme and above all thus disobeys the decision of Creon .she does this even though she knows that this defiance will cost her of her life but anyways goes and does it as she fears god more than Creon. ForAntigone, the religious duty of hers, her right to bury her brother came prior to her civil duties. For her the law of the god ruled above all. In the 5th century B.C., the women of the society were not allowed to come out of their homes.
44). The situation that Hermia’s father wants to put Hermia in does not give her the freedom to be able to pick her own options and instead is forced to follow the decision Egeus made despite the opposition Hermia made at the start. Women were not believed to have the necessary intelligence to make decisive decisions on their own and instead were to follow the advice men would
However, Hermia chooses to betray her father. Hermia goes against her father's wishes and chooses to be with Lysander. Eventually the king decides that Hermia and Lysnader can be together and Egeus accepts the king's decision. Shakespeare uses Hermia's character to display a strong headed women who will stand up for her