Antigone feels love for her brother and is passionate and stubborn about burying him. Sophocles showed that being too passionate can lead to your downfall in Antigone. Polyneices was a warrior, therefore, Antigone thinks that Polyneices “fought just as bravely” and should have been buried just like Eteocles (Prologue 18). Antigone should not have buried Polyneices because of the consequences that Creon has decreed. Unfortunately, her stubbornness allowed her to be caught and she never surrendered to
Creon vs. Antigone: Who is more tragic? In the story of Antigone, Creon and Antigone go through tragic events such as getting themselves killed in attempt of saving others or getting their family killed because of their own selfishness and pride. Speaking of selfishness and pride, Creon has self-inflicted suffering and guilt on himself at the end of the story because of those two. For one of the reasons being: He made his son turned against him and made him meet his demise. That chains onto him having his wife Eurydice committing suicide as well as Antigone (his niece) also committing suicide.
In the play, Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, two star crossed lovers are forced to take their lives. A series of misfortunate events cause the young couple to commit suicide for each other, but who could had lead them to this breaking point? Clues in the story cause the reader to think that Friar Lawrence is the one to blame. Friar Lawrence is a hypocrite, and defied virtues of a friar. Everyday Romeo and Juliet would go and talk to Friar Lawrence about what they have been thinking about or difficult events that had been happening.
This quote shows that he wants everyone to obey him and anyone who disobeys him will get in trouble. The last support can be found when Creon said, “But he who crosses law, or forces it, or hopes to bring the ruler under him, shall never have a word of praise from me.” (Antigone 23). This means that Creon is “madly in love” with his power and thinks that he can do anything because he is the king. The second tragic fall of Creon
Throughout the beginning of the short story, Antigone shows herself as a stubborn intuitive person towards the separate characters. First, Antigone does not fear King Creon at any point; Antigone only worries about her brother Polyneices. Proud, and strong, Antigone says, “Creon is not strong enough to stand in my way”. (Sophocles, Act 1). Determination basically describes Antigone as she will not let Creon stand in her way as she will bury her brother, Polyneices, even if Creon tries to stop her from doing so.
In Fences, by August Wilson, Troy’s selfishness makes him a tragic hero because it causes him to make decisions that hurt not only himself but ultimately the people who he loves most. Troy’s inner selfishness is the sole reason for his affair with Alberta, and it is what eventually triggers the split in his family. When trying to stop the metaphorical bleeding caused by his affair, Troy characterizes himself with Rose as “we”, to which Rose responds with, “All of a sudden it’s ‘we.’ Where was ‘we’ at when you was down there rolling around with some godforsaken woman? ‘We’ should have come to an understanding before you started making a damn fool of yourself” (68). Rose is totally offended that he would even consider them together, and rightly
By example, history’s dreadful suicide of Romeo and Juliet. The families’ feud led to their children’s deseace which resulted to end both of families’ heir to the throne. However, upon their deaths, the families made peace with each other. Furthermore, Juliet’s willing death created a statement for her love to Romeo ; she had rathered to die than to have married someone other than him. “What if it be a poison, which the Friar subtly hath ministered to have me dead, lest in this mariage he should dishonered, because he maried me before Romeo?” (4.3.
Antigone shows this when she makes the decision to bury her brothers body, and Juliet when she decides to fake her death. These girls have beliefs contrary to those that they are surrounded with and taught in everyday society. Love clouds the judgement of Juliet when she considers how life could be if she stayed with her family, and she decides it would make the most sense to fake her death to live happily with him. Antigone buries the body of her brother Polynices, and her safety is compromised by this act of love and respect for the Gods and her family. Their male partners have a critical role in these stories and character’s lives as well.
Antigone realizes she may have to risk her reputation in order to accomplish justice. According to Antigone, her brother Polyneices deserves equal treatment and burial just like Eteocles had. Antigone is openly honest when she says, “ Ismene, I am going to bury him” (Sophocles 191). Antigone has disregarded Creon’s rules and thinks the law is merely a suggestion. Antigone, however, is aware that crossing Creon will possibly ruin her reputation or get her killed, yet she is determined to carry out her plan.
Towards the beginning of the story when Creon wants to punish her for burying her brother, Antigone begs him to kill her, as “[His] talking is a great weariness.” (2.95) Not only is she trying to show disrespect by rushing the king, but is doing so arrogantly, putting herself above him for that brief moment. Although she starts off in the play as this naive and arrogant character, towards the end she develops a sort of humility and knowledge that she is doomed in a fate out of her control. She realizes fate is “Operative for ever, beyond man utterly. [Antigone] knew [she] must die...” (2.64). She accepts knowledge of her end, and lives on with it.