The first person was his mother; she is shown as a part of the government, the uncle of Antigone is Creon. Antigony challenged this female part of the government by being a strong woman, an independent and different woman that could not be the same person that is her mother, a dependent and suppressed woman. Following this, the second challenge was Monsenor; representing the church linked to the government. The tactic of manipulation was that they involved God as part of the salvation or the punishment, nonetheless, Antigony used this tactic against them by them saying that the salvation was the death, and no man in the earth could shut down her. Finally, Creon manipulated her with love, the love of her life, Fernando, Antigone almost give up all the manipulation and the protest that she was acting, but she knew that she could be fine; and that’s the tactic, being a strong and sarcastic woman threatening and inciting Creon to do something to the only thing that she
Even though the Queen wouldn't have attended Shakespeare’s public performances, being someone “[who] greatly loved drama” , it is almost certain that she would have attended a court performance at her palace. When Henry V was written, there was a substantial amount of political unrest and questioning about the future of the Monarchy. There were riots amongst the Catholics and Protestants and a civil war was feared. To exacerbate this issue, there was speculation about the Spanish kingdom's growing power. For these reasons, Shakespeare shapes the image of Henry V, making him an affable yet significant character that would reinforce the contemporary image of Queen Elizabeth.
Arrogance is a characteristic that many people possess, which also includes characters from books, novels, plays, movies, etc. Arrogance is also seen as a word that describes a person as one who does not listen to others, one who cares about one’s self, one who values their importance more than others, one who is too proud in a way that makes others uncomfortable, one who thinks their ideas are always correct, and many more ways that describe an arrogant person. Antigone, a play written by Sophocles, a Greek playwright, addresses how a person’s arrogance can lead them to their downfall. Most characters in Antigone, including Antigone herself and Creon, the new king of Thebes, possess this trait. But arguably, Creon holds this trait of arrogance the strongest.
Yet when analyzing her actions deeper, one discovers that Hermia is a strong character who displays honorable and respectable traits. For example, Hermia defends her thoughts about her love to Lysander by confronting those who have greater power than she does. Furthermore, after determining that she would rather remain unmarried than be with someone who she does not truly love, Hermia boldly decides to run away with Lysander. Even when Robin casts a spell on Lysander that confuses him about who he loves, Hermia works to convince him of the love they share and fearlessly confronts her childhood friend Helena about the situation. Hermia’s willingness to fully realize her ultimate desire requires fortitude, strength, and an ability to decipher when actions are not suitable to character.
In her attempt to convince her husband to take this prophecy into his own hands, she persuades that “[his] nature [is] too full [of] the milk of human kindness”, insinuating his character (Shakespeare 1.4.14–16). The prophecy given by the witches have taken Lady Macbeth by this point, sparking her need for more power, her ruthlessness in getting to where she wills to be. Since she is a woman, it is not expected of her to be in this much power over the man in her life. She is willed to be the inferior one, especially during this time period in Scotland, so this strive for power that she feels is atypical for the women of her time. In this way, she even announces that she will give up the characteristics of her being a woman, insisting any deity “come to [her] breast, [taking her] milk for gall”, calling for spirits to make her into the
As the saying goes, “if one finger brought oil it soiled the others”. Therefore, the village had no choice but to exclude him from their tribe until it was his true time to be redeemed of his actions. Okonkwo’s life began escalating down hill. Although, he never for a second questioned his self being. Even through all the trouble he had caused, he still wouldn’t put his pride
Granted, Amir never admits openly to being at ease with his self loathing, yet being granted redemption, even after centuries have passed, would strip Amir of his essence. Hosseini made Amir personify the angst that comes with human life, he breathed life into everything that makes humans twist and turn at night, and stripped him of everything else. He is not happy, nor content, never thinking about anything other but himself, Amir might be fear
It is once this “true face” is revealed which brings him to his ultimate downfall since all men have mothers and Birnam wood cannot actually move to Dunsinane hill, Macbeth assumed that he is in no danger and therefore set out on his unconflicted path of destruction. In the final conflict, where Macduff calls out Macbeth for the “hellhound” and “villain” he is, Macbeth discovers that his foe Macduff was a C-section baby and not “born of woman”, and while the Birnam wood did not actually move themselves it did appear that way. Once both of these things occurred, his first thought was to how the witches had lied: “And be these juggling fiends no more believed, That palter with us in a double sense, That keep the word of promise to our ear, And break it to our hope.” (Pg. 295; 5.8.18). The tyrant Macbeth comes to the realization that the hopes raised within him have become no more than broken promises and dreams.
One of the best traits of Antígona is her stubbornness and strength of her heart to not let anyone manipulate her in her way to the true goal which is to see justice. The best offers and many important people came to her and talk to her trying to remember her how is life in “freedom” but none of them were good enough to change her mind. In the end, there is shown how the government uses everything in their power to overwhelm the people. To conclude, Creón changed the story of a brave hero and turned her into a criminal of the state. In comparison this play to “Antigone” Creón resulted victorious unlike in
This puts Creon back to the throne. Creon being an impartial king punishes Polynices by not giving him a burial and leaving his body to be fed by the animals. Creon does this because he is an impartial king who thinks that the blood cannot be put above the state. According to him, anything is the truth if it is written or is part of the law. This brings the theme of human law into action.