She’ll not die with me just standing there. And as for you— your eyes will never see my face again. So let your rage charge on among your friends who want to stand by you in this.” (Lines 871-875) Haemon is torn between loyalty to his father and his love for Antigone, but in the end decides to follow his heart and turn on his father in order to make an attempt to save Antigone. In summation, Haemon and Creon have contrasting motivations that result in Creon developing into a tragic hero. The conflicting motivations of Creon and Haemon’s characters advance the plot and themes of loyalty and love in order for Creon to realize his ego and selfishness would lead to his
I care not for thee, Kate.” (Henry 2.3.82-84) This shows how Hotspur is obsessed with the idea of power and control and will go off on his innocent, neglected wife who only wants love from her husband. All of these things show that it wasn’t just the King’s strict laws that made Hotspur want to overthrow him but was it was more for personal reasons he had against the King. Also throughout, the audience is able to pick up on the notion that Hotspur has an obsession with gaining and maintaining honor. As Hotspur is about to face his inevitable death, his last words are “I better brook the loss of
Do you know it? Have you heard it?/Don 't you notice when evils due to enemies/are headed towards those we love?" (Antigone, Line 8-12) Antigone proves her familial loyalty when, after her brothers kill each other, King Creon states that only one of the brothers is to be buried. The other brother is dishonored and must be left to rot. Antigone defies Creon 's orders and buries her fallen brother in spite of the law forbidding the act.
Antigone is very ambitious. She shows this trait when she seeks to give her deceased brother the proper burial, which was against against the law and defied the King of Thebes, Creon. She confronts her sister for help, “Ismene, I am going to bury him... Creon is not strong enough to stand in my way” (Sophocles). This shows she is ambitious because she knows that burying her brother is against the law and that there would be major consequences. She continues with the plan because she believes that her love for her family overrules the law.
In the play it is very clear that Antigone is very loyalty to her family no matter the consequence which cannot be said for Creon's family. Creon’s action about killing Antigone drove his own son and wife to kill themselves. Haemon begged his father to not kill Antigone but Creon’s need to be right was far much important than his loyalty to his son. Haemon's death contributed to Creon's wife death because she couldn't bare the thought of her son gone. After Creon heard the horrible news something changed about him as he stated “ I killed you, my son, without intending to, and you, as well, my wife.
Power razes all of its enemies to the ground, and its enemies are ignorant of its presence.Power negatively affects others by turning someone with power on their allies, making the owner paranoid, and diminishing common sense.In Antigone, King Creon turned on his own niece in order to preserve his self-serving law. Power turns the holder onto their allies. Creon created fear in the hearts of his own sentries who selflessly worked hours keeping him safe. After gambling for the right to deliver the news, a lone sentry brazenly travels to tell Creon the news and after being berated says, “you have seen the last of me here…” and briskly walks off (scene I lines 160-163). Creon has disrupted the feeling of trust by misplacing fear in the hearts of the sentry because he wanted his edict to be all-powerful.
As you can see that her doing forced her husband to kill the king and she felt better of herself because she was able to talk him into doing what she wants. When one man tells another man to do something as if is a man it would push that man to try his hardest to be better than the next man. Later in the play Macbeth during act four Malcolm tells Macduff to do something like a men. He said “ Despute it like a man. (IV.
The two characters, Antigone and Irena, are tragic characters who retained their authentic moral integrity and virtuous selfhood until their demise. Both fought for their freedom of expression in religion, and both had to fight the power of the government in order to achieve their goals. This lead to their ultimate demise, and their success within their respective roles is questionable because of their deaths. Antigone, the titular character of Sophocles' play Antigone, had to disobey her uncle Creon’s decree in order to please the gods and honor her brother, Polynices, who is seen as a traitor to the state. Although Antigone ultimately fulfilled her duty, she was arrested and ultimately faced a tragic death in the end.
He was killed by Malcolm and Macduff during the small war because he was very ambitious, a little too much so. That is the moral of the story, to not be overly ambitious in life, or it will come back and haunt you. Macbeth and his wife were very ambitious when it came to having power over the country and becoming King and Queen. Lady Macbeth pushed Macbeth to plot the against the King and other innocent people to gain power. Macbeth complied, and realized in the end he did it to satisfy his wife.
Antigone in the prologue is talking with Ismene about the battle between Polyneices and Eteocles, which definitely stirs up emotions between the two. Ismene says at one point “They mean a great deal to me, but I have no strength To break laws that were made for the public good. (p.60-61)” Ismene wants to bury him, but she fears for her life and doesn’t want to gamble her life to do it. Antigone feels that she should bury her brother and is very willing to do it, as seen when she says “ I am going to bury him...He is my brother. (p.30-33)” The willingness and bravery of Antigone to do what she feels is right in this situation brings out her overall character traits, her stubbornness and passion.
Her actions, which go against King Kreon’s decree, speak volumes to what is most important to her- respecting her family. This rebellion is easy to sympathize with because she goes about rejecting an unjust order in a peaceful and respectable way. Antigone is a young, yet experienced character in the play. She is the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, who share one of the cruelest and most twisted stories in Greek mythology. On top of that, her brothers Eteokles and Polyneices killed each other in battle, over a land dispute.
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.