With this condescending perspective, he is led to believe that he is above all others, which leads to his free choice. His free choice is represented by a quote from the guard surveying Polyneices body, “We saw this girl giving that dead man's corpse full burial rites—an act you’d made illegal” (337). Although Creon's own niece turns out to be the one that went against his word, he still chooses to follow through with the punishment even though the deed Antigone did was morally right. The punishment that he lays upon Antigone is excessive and unjust considering the crime. While in an argument with her, he calls to his guards proclaiming, “Take her and shut her up, as I have ordered, in her tomb’s embrace [...] Then leave her there alone, all by
Gertrude is Hamlet’s mother and the Queen of Denmark. When King Hamlet is murdered by Claudius, she didn 't seem to daunt her and shortly thereafter got married to Hamlet 's Uncle Claudius. This gives a suspense in this point of the play because it makes the audience think about if Gertrude had anything to do with the murder of her husband or if she helped plan the murder with Claudius. When Gertrude married the person that killed her husband, Hamlet takes it personal and she basically loses her son because he 's so upset with her. Gertrude tells Hamlet to stop grieving over his father 's death because it normal, but when you think about it, it 's not normal.
Quickly after his death Nasan, without time to properly grieve, was forced into questioning. When Nasan goes to speak to her parents about her brother’s death, which she experienced firsthand, they instantly blame her for his death. Bulat, Nasan’s father, says, “’you had no business in the woods. Confess! Girei left the fortress because you talked him into it.
In the story, Antigone, Creon, the king, established two decrees in the land of Thebes. The first decree is nobody should bury Polyneices and the second, Antigone and her sister, Ismene, be put to death. Antigone, Polyneices sister, performed an act of civil disobedience by burying her brother with full knowledge she would die. Although Ismene didn’t commit the crime, she still wanted to be punished. Ismene said, “But now I know what you meant; and I am here to join you to take my share.” As the story progresses, the effects of Creon’s decrees result in rebellion, unhappiness, and death.
Then a guy Calchas claims it's the work of one of the gods and the sacrifice of Agamemnon's daughter was necessary to bring the winds that are needed to get to Troy. Agamemnon returns home with the princess of Trojan, Cassandra, who was taken has a slave. When he returns he is greeted by his wife Clytemnestra who was confessing her love to him and tried to get him to walk on a purple robe. Agamemnon was rude and ignored her. Then the Cassandra tells the Chorus that the King would die and predicts and avenger will
The two fought and Haemon ended up taking his own life. When the new got to his mother, Kreon’s wife Eurydike she also took her life in grief over the death of her sons which her other son died in the war against Polyneikes. Kreon blamed himself for everything that has happened, he was torn and had his servant helped him to get to his chambers. He then came back to another disturbing new that his wife is dead, he realize he was truly cursed and had no one to depend
The play antigone by, Sophocles is a play where two brothers fight to the death to see which one will become king and both die but only one will get the proper burial and the other is left to the scavengers (birds, rats, vultures, etc. ), the king orders the body to never get buried, but the character Antigone wants to give her brother at least a burial so she goes and defines the king's rules and gets punished by what she has done, but the gods are on her side and wanted the body to get buried, and the king finally realizes that after the death of his daughter Ismene. There is always something that we can listen to and get something from and the play Antigone by Sophocles, shows that if you don’t do something right like you should have it could end up coming up biting you in the butt later on in life if you don't correct what you did wrong quick
He did not want to bury his own nephew, he wanted to kill Antigone for burying Polyneices, and tried to kill his own brother because the kingdom had a curse on it. He had too much power and needed to calm down and think what he was doing. Antigone knew that this was the right to do and did without being afraid or sorry for it. She was helping Creon, Ismene, and the community, and they did not realize that she was helping them until it was too
In the book it was stated that Antigone felt very strongly about burying her brother no matter what Creon said. In the text after the play it is written by senior editor Paul Moliken that “When Creon Forbids the burial of Polyneices, he is denying Antigone the opportunity to perform one of the most significant duties that Greek society allowed for women. Thus, he is attacking her identity, and that is a part of the reason she opposes his orders” (Sophocles 67). This is significant because it shows why Creon was
Sophocles classic Greek tragedy, ‘Antigone’, is about two brothers, one of which is betraying the other, and two sisters fighting over whether to bury the betraying brother. I have decided to base my version of the classic Greek Tragedy from the Prologue. The prologue begins with Antigone meeting her sister in the palace. Antigone is arguing about her family suffering due to the family curse. She then brings up that King Creon (her brother) has told the kingdom that their brother (Eteocles) was going to be buried with military honours, but their other brother (polyneicies) will lie dead in the fields.
The scene is the city of Thebes and taken place in the royal palace. Antigone learns that her two brothers, Polynices and Eteocles, are dead and only Eteocles would be buried. Antigone’s uncle Creon ordered Polynices’ body be left untouched after he fought against the people of Thebes. Knowing this Antigone risks her life to give Polynices a proper burial and gets caught in doing so. When caught, Antigone was sentenced to death by Creon.
" It has come to our notice that the war between Polyneices and Eteocles has angered the people of Thebes and has led Antigone to go against her uncle Creon the King. The new law states that Polyneices is to not have a burial, that no man is to touch him or say the least prayer for him." As soon as the law was established Antigone was infuriated. Antigone decided to tell Ismene her plan, she was not going to be stopped even if she died in the process of honoring her brother. Ismene was starting to think that her sister was going mad and wished to not be a part of her actions.
In the story of Antigone, Eteocles and Polyneices are both fighting to be the king of Thebes. They both die in the fight but Eteocles is buried while Polyneices is left to the vultures. Antigone is both Polyneices and Eteocles’ sister, With both brothers dead the throne was given to their uncle Creon, who believes Polyneices is a traitor and should not have a burial. Antigone strongly disagrees with Creon, thus sneaking out and giving him a proper burial. This action was considered punishable by death.