In the play Antigone the two main characters with conflicting motivations are Creon the king of thebes and Antigone the daughter of Oedipus. There conflicting motivations are, that Antigone wants to give a proper barely to her brother and Creon does not want Antigone's brother barely. “I admit I did it. I won't deny that.” (271) Antigone is admitting in front of Creon that she was the one that buried her brother even after she know she was breaking the law “I'd heard of it . How could I not?
On the other hand, Antigone may be prideful, but not like her father; instead she is more arrogant towards her actions that she thinks is just. For instance, in the illegal act of burying her brother, Antigone doesn’t show any guilt as to committing the offence, she instead tells her uncle “I should have praise and honor for what I have done. All these men here would praise me were their lips not frozen shut with fear of you.” This is a bold statement said by Antigone as she tells her uncle that he is wrong, for leaving her brother unburied and that she acted in virtue not haste for what he had done. In saying this Antigone shows that she is prideful in what she had done and that others will agree with her upon it. However, Antigone is not
No matter what crime and it 's motive, they should still be regulated and justified. For this instance, Mrs. Patrick Maloney of "Lamb to the Slaughter" is guilty of murdering her own husband. Why would she do such a thing if she loved her husband so much? This leads to one of many points: Mrs. Maloney 's actions decided on impulse. Because she let her emotions control her, it resulted in bad decisions and the killing of her own husband.
Her stubbornness and disobedience brought about her death sentence. Her actions are intentional, and while quite possibly being the right thing to do, they bring about her eventual downfall and death in the cave. The audience definitely relates to her plight and love for her brother, and yet they can see the reason behind Creon’s proclamation of honoring the hero brother and not the one who betrayed his people. Thus you see her downfall as necessary since she broke her king’s trust and buried her brother. All of this makes Antigone a tragic hero as she demonstrates all the necessary characteristics of a tragic hero as demonstrated in the previous paragraphs.
Antigone buried her brother, even though it was against the law, and Billy murdered someone. In the stories, the punishments for both of the offences, was death. Legally, both Antigone and Billy Budd were in the wrong, but Antigone’s actions could be considered morally right. Antigone followed what she believed was right in the eyes of the gods. She thought that it was more important to obey the gods than Creon, because Creon was an earthly king, and his punishment would not last as long as a punishment from the gods would.
Creon is admirable in defeat because he realized what he had done but only when it was too late. Creon’s defeat is shown when he says “I alone am guilty”(1060). Creon gains structure as a character because his eyes are opened to the fact that his ignorance has brought death and destruction among his family and to Antigone as well as her Antigone's family. Finally, the weakness of Creon and error in judgement(“Aristotle”) brings doom upon himself. Creon’s weakness is shown when he is fearful of being undermined by Antigone because she is a women.
Ismene argued that everyone in their family except themselves and their uncle, Creon, had faced death and facing it themselves would solve nothing. Ismene believed that following Creon’s law, following the rules of Thebes, and keeping her family’s bloodline alive would bring honor to her family, but Antigone believed in bringing honor to the dead, even if it meant she suffered. Ismene and Antigone portray it differently, but they both believe in bringing honor to their
Her death was tragic but at the same time is hateful.Antigone did not allow Creon 's law,she used her life to against Creon. she thinks ethic is above country law. she know she will dead,but she did not scared she believe God will redeem and revive her.Antigone is dead,but she is effect all country.her death let people think she is right,but her death also make a biggest problem of her country.she is persist in one 's errors and this error making tragic of Creon
This further emphasizes the concept that Macbeth’s head and heart did not want to kill King Duncan, but his hands carried out the murder on behalf of his wife. “My hands are of your color, but I shame/To wear a heart so white,” is Lady Macbeth’s reaction to the intense emotional distress that Macbeth experiences after the regicide (2.2.64-65). The Lady implies that she is just as guilty as her husband when describing her hands as “of your color.” Lady Macbeth obvious disgust with Macbeth’s “white,” meaning weak, reaction is evidence that she feels no remorse, despite being involved with the act. She undergoes no shame because, although the outcome is seemingly positive for both of them, only she had the desire to remove King Duncan in the first
In the play Antigone by Sophocles, the characters of Antigone and Creon stand in opposition to each other. One man, Polyneices, the brother of Antigone and the nephew of Creon, has been declared a traitor of Thebes. Antigone would rather die than leave her brother unburied, but King Creon believes that civil law is absolute. However, it is only Antigone who is able to truly defend her ethics. Antigone believes that her brother, Polyneices deserves to be buried.
People think she did deserved to die because she went against her family, well so did Creon. Here’s the second reason she didn’t deserve to die, Polynices was part of the family. Even Though Antigone did go against her uncle, her uncle is also going against Antigone and the rest of the family. Antigone’s sister even thought it was right for Polynices to be buried in the walls. He is still human.
In the past prideful rulers have caused more destruction and downfall than anything. Having pride may be good, but having to much can be the downfall of man. In the play Antigone, King Creon being overyly prideful ultimately leads to the death of himself emotionally. Creon shows a couple of occasions when he has way to much pride; when Antigone and he sister are condemned to death for trying to give burial rights to their brother, but Creon has them arrested and does not care even though he is related to them. Because of that, it leads to the death of Antigone and also leaves Ismene without a family.
In “The Birthmark”, Aylmer is bothered in seeing a birthmark on his wife Georgiana’s cheek. I believe that Aylmer was truly evil in the way he manipulated Georgiana in thinking he truly cared about her. Aylmer’s ideas of perfection were the most dangerous thing about him and even led him to kill. When Georgiana learned of her husband’s disdain towards her birthmark she was devastated. Slowly, Aylmer manipulated Georgiana into believing that this mark would need to be removed.
Now, did Candaules necessarily deserve to die because he violated his wife if this were just an isolated incident? Maybe not. But the Queen was justified in her demand that he, or Gyges, die given the society they were living in. If Candaules had merely gotten a slap on the wrist and been told