Antigone defies Creon 's orders and buries her fallen brother in spite of the law forbidding the act. This action seals her fate and causes Antigone to be sentenced to death. Ultimately, what makes Antigone a tragic hero in this play are the traits she possesses which lead to her downfall. It is not necessarily her actions, but her convictions and values which cause her to be such a tragic figure. Antigone’s tragedy comes because of her unswerving loyalty to her brother, Polynices, and her determination to give him burial honors despite the personal danger.
Antigone, a young woman who’s allegiance was to her family. She believed the gods took precedence over the law. Her desire to get justice for her brother led her to question Creon’s edict. However, going against the political society will ultimately result in destruction for both Antigone and Creon. Antigone chose to follow the gods and bury her brother in
Maya Angelou, even though how hard it may have been to talk again she still didn't give up. “How do you like that?” It occurred to me that she wanted a response.” Maya Angelou tried to speak and when she spoke Mrs flowers had keep going. “I didn't understand why Mrs Flowers had singled me out for attention,” Mrs Flowers singled Maya Angelou because she need the attention to never give up. Even though she didn't talk much of her youth, she didn't give up reading and learning new things having her become who she is today. Even though she didn't talk, she still helped her grandma at the store.
In Antigone, a play by the famous philosopher Sophocles, a tale of a brave martyr Antigone, who puts her brother to rest despite the decree of the king is sentenced to death for her betrayal of the kingdom. Death runs rampant throughout the story making it a tragedy of epic proportions. A Martyr by the name of Antigone is named a true tragic hero when she sacrifices her life for a moral and just reason. When looking at Aristotle’s definition of tragedy, Antigone would be the one who is the true tragic hero considering the sacrifices she made regardless of the cost. Breaking down the definition, the actions of Antigone that aroused pity and fear began when she attempted to give her brother a proper burial.
When Polonius was killed by Hamlet, she became vulnerable since she no longer had the person who decided everything for her. Her life in an instant became a disaster because it was Hamlet the one she loved, the person who had killed her father. Ophelia’s death is debated as an accident or a suicide, but I believe it was an accident that ended in a suicide since she lost her father and Hamlet killed him. Ophelia, was a dependant women from her father and her brother Laertes and she obeyed every demand she received from both. She was loyal to her family specially to his father.
It obviously took a toll on Romeo’s mother the pain of losing her son was too much to bear and it resulted in her death. Romeo and Juliet’s suicides were very selfish they did not stop to think about how much it would affect their families. However, in the end the two families ended their feud and built statues in Romeo and Juliet’s honor. This teaches us that despite a disagreement people will come together to help someone that is having a hard
I chose the word “sacrifice” because it is demonstrated repeatedly throughout the story. Sacrifice is “the act of giving up something that you want to keep especially in order to get or do something else or to help someone”. Romeo sacrificed his safety. When the two first met, Romeo climbed his way into the Capulet’s territory, knowing that if he is caught, he can easily be killed. Juliet sacrificed her relationship with her family when she said that she would rather marry a Montague.
At the beginning, she is forced to stop seeing and Hamlet and obey her father, because that is what girls in her time period did. She believed Hamlet would marry her and she was forced to suppress her feelings and stop seeing him all together. When her father, Polonius, is killed by Hamlet, she loses herself completely. It is also hinted that she lost her purity later in the play by Hamlet. Ophelia represents loss, because she loses her purity and the love that took it, her father is murdered,
Two Sisters, Two Views Ismene from Antigone once said, “That two sisters lost two brothers, a double death”. In the play written by Sophocles, there are two brothers, one honored and one dishonored. Although not specifically stated at first, their sisters, Ismene and Antigone, are now deciding on a tough decision. This decision is whether or not to bury the dishonored brother, which is where the two sisters part views. Antigone and Ismene both feel the need to honor their brother with burial, but disagree on whether or not to disobey man’s law.
More specifically the honor she is giving to her family. Antigone is a hero who lives by her honor, morals, and bravery. Antigone has strong morals, she knows what is right and wrong and is not afraid to act upon it. Some people would say that Antigone was reckless. While it may have been a little reckless it was the right decision.
It was known by the government that the best way to persuade women into aiding the war effort was to appeal to their emotions; women were angry that their loved ones were forced to go off to war to partake in a fight that was believed America had no need to be in. Yet, women were expected to set aside their personal beliefs to insure that America could still make further advancements without its men. However, women still complied because they knew the responsibility laid with them to keep the nation running. Still, much of propaganda had a purpose to motivate women to lend a helping hand in the war. As Susan Mathis said, “The patriotic appeal had two aspects… ‘do your part’... ‘a soldier may die if you don’t do your part’...” (Mathis).