According to Patria one of the three sisters involved in the movement, states that she and her other sisters were not willing to offer their family for the revolution until Minerva did “But Minerva, your own child- I began and then I saw it did hurt her to make this sacrifice she was convinced she needed to make” (Alvarez, 155). Patria’s compelling words show the determination of Minerva to end the sadistic presidency. Minerva doesn’t not want to give up her child but she does so for what she believes in. Such determination leads to worthiness of the sister’s sacrifices. Dede, the only sister who survived insists that she would have joined her sisters
We can see this direct disobedience when Antigone says “nor did I think your proclamations had such strength” (38). This statement highlights her disregard for authority, her carelessness, and her inability to follow the rules set before
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.
Elizabeth lets John keep his name pure by not stopping him from for making things right. " He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him!" (Miller) She lets her husband die for something he didn't do.
Creon’s arrogance leads him to ignore the warnings of a prophet, who would normally be considered very trustworthy. Through ignoring this warning, Creon initiates the tragedy that will come. He
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
The quote ‘thou wouldst be great, art not without ambition, but without the illness should attend it ' demonstrates how Lady Macbeth takes advantage over her husband 's lack of courage and ambition to manipulate him into thinking that his not man enough and has to prove himself as a man to her. This is significant as Macbeth was known by the whole kingdom to being a brave and courageous soldier but clearly Lady Macbeth didn 't notice that in her husband; so out of helplessness, Macbeth was provoked into proving himself to her, thus murdering King Duncan. In addition, Lady Macbeth has a list of different qualities which women in 16th Century weren 't supposed to have, which tested the stereotypical Tudor woman. This quote from Lady Macbeth could also be a indication of her reassuring herself that and telling herself that even though she’s a woman and society is stopping her from choosing her own destiny she can still do anything she desires if she’s confident enough and has the ambition and will power
Firstly, one human flaw gods/goddess shared with humans was jealousy. An example of jealousy found in the myth was when Hera attacked Zeus’s distractors for example Echo. Hera showed jealousy, when Zeus saw other women, so she cursed Echo for distracting her. Another example of jealousy is Eris. This myth is about Eris not getting invited to a wedding so she disturbed the wedding by telling the prettiest goddess to eat the apple.
In uttering these words, Lady Macbeth accuses her husband of being too feminine. She notices that he is too feminine and humane to kill the king. Even though they are quite powerful already in society, the Macbeths believe they are still somehow without purpose. Their marriage itself is an obvious indication of this as neither seems content with the qualities of the other. Lady Macbeth especially expressed criticism towards her husband for her wants in him.
This limits women to find the confidence to stand up for their beliefs. As Claudio falsely degrades Hero’s character, Hero accepts these accusations voluntarily and remains silent about the issue. Claudio stands up in public and proceeds to call Hero slanderous names such as, “thou pure impiety and impious purity” (IV.i.109). Hero again does not object, though she falls due to complete shock. Once her father hears these accusations, he commands to “let her die” as a result of the crimes she committed (IV.i.163).
Haley, I agree that it was petty that the queen decided to rage war over the bull it would 've been more understandable if it was something major. For an example the Trojan war was over Paris took Helen away from Menelaus that was utterly disrespectful, and no one can stand to be disrespected. However, yes, it was “trivial” but I think it 's important to kind of analyzing why she was upset about her husband having the bull. In reality you have individuals that place importance on things that they don 't have, despite them having everything and more. These people grow envious of something others might have and view it as a prized possession in this case the bull was the prize.
“For the horrors of troy when they are the guilty ones they who destroy”(lines 30-33).Why this is relevant in our society is because people be like Eris. Because she blamed the Gods and Goddesses for her doing. Or like the “From Black Ships” “Eris,the goddess of discord, had been left out because wherever she went she brought trouble with her.” (paragraph 2).Where they didn 't invite her only because she is the goddess of discord. And that 's how people act just cause they don 't like someone or they bring a childish fight doesn 't mean they can not come.
In Sophocles’ Greek tragedy Antigone, a woman’s individual conscience trumps state law when Antigone displays time and again that she values her divine motives higher than those of the state throughout the tragedy. Her continued defiance of the state’s authority marks the importance of her individuality through various scenes in Antigone. Knowing full well her role as a woman in a patriarchal society, Antigone goes beyond the powers of the common man to carry on morals of herself and family exceeding beyond immortality and death. Engulfed in the menacing misogyny King Creon set forth in the state, Antigone is determined to thrive and keep the sacred deeds of herself and family in tact despite the fate it bears. The character of Antigone exhibits
A tragic hero is defined to be a hero who, despite being virtuous and great, also possesses qualities that lead to their downfall. This downfall is often predestined and is a common theme in Greek literature. Antigone is the tragic hero in Antigone because of her bravery, but also because of the dangerous loyalty and stubbornness that lead to her downfall. Antigone is a tragic hero because of her headstrong loyalty to her brother and the morals of the gods, which leads to Creon’s retaliation and her downfall.
"Arrogance is weakness disguised as strength" -Annon. In the script "Antigone", Antigone breaks a conflicting law by burrying her brother. This makes Creon, the newly crowned king, furious, causing him to make "questionable" decisions. Antigone provides a foil to Creon's character; and Thor interactions advance the theme of how blinding arrogance leads to self-injury.