The reason why it can be argued, is because throughout the play she shows how she is loyal to her family and she will not stop being loyal and also how she kills herself instead of suffering. Throughout the play, Antigone shows her loyalty for her family, one of the ways she does this is by burying her brother knowing it would result in consequences because it was against the law. “ But I will bury him; and if I must die, 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 to me”(1023). Antigone is explaining
In Sophocles’ Antigone, Polynices never appears directly, but is one of the significant presences in the tragedy. Polynices is the reason for the downfall of the tragic hero, Creon, who is also the King of Thebes. Not only has one character been affected, but Polyneices’ death is the root of the preeminent conflict. Stated in the prologue, Polyneices has already been killed by his brother, Eteocles. This piece of background information is crucial because his death has generated a tremendous force on the plot and themes of the play.
The short story is rather entertaining because you have to think past what the author writes, and create for yourself your own depiction of what the meaning is. One example is when Mrs. Mallard says, “free, free, free!” (Chopin). The reader would expect Mrs. Mallard to be upset at the loss of her husband, but in fact, she is actually feeling relief from it. Mrs. Mallard is happy because she is now free from living under her husband. Another example of Kate Chopin’s usage of irony is at the end when its said, “ they said she died of heart disease- of joy that kills” in a since they are right.
A wicked person wouldn’t feel the slightest guilt for something wrong they have done, yet Lady Macbeth felt culpability that lead her to her downfall. To begin, the relationship between Lady Macbeth and Macbeth was a strong, loving, equally based relationship. She was devoted and loyal to him until her unfaithful day. After Macbeth was told the prophecies, he immediately sent a letter to his wife, calling her his dearest partner. This shows how Macbeth treats her as an equal and was truly in love with her.
Antigone is a play written in the 5th century BC by an Ancient Greek tragedian named Sophocles. Sophocles has written several other plays such as Oedipus the King, Oedipus in Colonus, and Electra. Antigone is a play about a girl named Antigone. Her brothers Eteocles and Polyneices kill each other fighting to be king, thus making Antigone’s uncle Creon the king of Thebes. Creon proceeds to outlaw the burial of Polyneices, because he was fighting against Thebes as Eteocles was the current king (they were alternating as king of Thebes).
How would you feel if you were locked away to rot by one of your own family members because you did something they didn’t approve of? In Sophocles play, Antigone, this is just the case for the niece of Creon, King of Thebes. After getting word that her “own two brothers [...] slaughtered one another and brought about their common doom” (Sophocles 318), Antigone is distraught. What makes her infuriated is when she learns that her uncle, Creon, has decided that one of her brothers, Eteocles, will receive a proper burial and be honored while the other brother, Polyneices, will receive no burial and be remembered as a traitor. Soon after, Antigone takes action and performs a secret burial and ritual on her dead brothers corpse, but she is also
A second instance is when Hazel writes a eulogy for Gus and goes to see him, even though her parents do not want her to. Thirdly, the theme appears when Peter Van Houten speaks with Hazel and explains how his grief about his daughter’s death revealed his true self. The theme of The Fault in Our Stars is that death is a part of life, so we need to live our best lives each day. The theme that
This makes Clarissa feels that through his death, Septimus has retained his individuality and she could also feel his “defiance” against the narrow-minded society. She empathizes with him even though she has never met him. This shows us their spiritual connection. She is deeply affected by his death and his death makes her think about her desire of death. “If I were now to die, ’twere now to be most happy…” (Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf) Her thinking about her desire made her found “herself”.
Body and soul free!” (525) You are intrigued to know why Louise would be joyful seeing that her husband has died. By the end of the story you see the irony that she doesn’t die of happiness, but rather dies of sorrow knowing that she isn’t free anymore. In “The Story of an Hour,” Kate Chopin uses strong irony to emphasize her theme of the unhappiness of marriages during this time. Irony is evident throughout the story, rather than the last five paragraphs, as irony plays out in the sense that, after learning about Brentley’s death, Louise retreats and becomes joyful. “She did not stop to ask if it were or were not a monstrous joy that held her” (525).
I believe that because of these two speciality, she is a good person. But her excessive pride and stubbornness has brought her downfall. I believe that her mistake was not to insist on burying Polynices, I think it was to argue with Creon. She has this extreme pride for burying his brother and will make sure that Creon knows this in their argument, after that Creon imprisoned her in the tombs. And this was her downfall.
Between King Lear and Cordelia is the embodiment of authentic self-sacrificing love. Near the end of the tragedy, Lear learns a cruel lesson in humanity, and recognizes his error which is vital to his reconciliation with Cordelia. He finally realized Cordelia’s sincerity, and the depth of her love that was far more authentic compared to her sisters. Likewise, on the last episode, Fiona is seen bald and weary from cancer. Fiona admitted to her daughter when a woman becomes a mother, she cannot help, but see life in the little baby’s face.