Will you come?”(Sophocles 752). In this quote, Antigone is informing her sister that she is going to go against Creon’s proclamation and bury her brother. Antigone feels that her decision is valid because, in her religion, if someone has not received the appropriate burial ceremony, they will not go to heaven. By burying her brother, Antigone is breaking Creon’s regulation, because the law goes against her personal religion. However, Antigone is doing it because she believes it is the right thing to do, regarding her religion.
He maintains a conscious naivety by using derisive underlying sarcasm masked by tactful verbal articulation in response to the authoritative and condescending tone of Herbert's letter, which allows for a persuasive and entertaining argument. Though Seaver uses humor to establish his purpose, he maintains the mutual respect between the two parties, despite him believing the conflict to be childlike and absurd. Since Herbert’s argument can be interpreted in multiple ways, Seaver attacks a fallacious interpretation of Herbert’s argument: the reason he is against the two companies using the same slogan is because consumers will be unable to tell the physical difference between a book and a beverage. Seaver says that “in order to avoid confusion between the respective products due to the slogan, each sales personnel is to make sure that what the customer wants is the book, rather than a Coke,” and adds that he fears “those who read (his) ad may well tend to go out and buy a Coke rather than (his) book.” Seaver also recognizes that Herbert cannot use the threat of the law and therefore ironically mentions his “strong sentiments concerning the First Amendment” and willingness to “defend to the death” Herbert’s right to use the slogan, even though his response was intended to regard his own rights. This ridicule
Christy Wampole identifies the primary reason she feels modern young people adopt an “ironic” persona as the lack of culture the generation has to offer. As she describes her reasons for feeling this way, her statements could be classified as a claim of value, and in my opinion, it is not very convincing. I do agree with some of her points, and her piece is definitely thought-provoking, however, she attempts to prove her opinions based on judgements because of her own belief system. To Wampole, the young generation should not dress hipster, because it is not a true expression of who they are, but instead, it is an ironic way of life. To Wampole, all of the forms of art that are being “imitated” is just a repeated version of generations before, and in
Orual’s selfish actions in ‘Till We Have Faces by C. S. Lewis makes her seem like an immoral person. She is extremely reliant on those she cares about to provide joy in her life, and she selfishly tears others away from their personal happiness to fuel her own. Though she claims she does so for the benefit of the others, she only causes more pain. However, in ‘Till We Have Faces by C. S. Lewis, Orual’s selfishness and possessiveness stems from the love she holds for those in her life, therefore readers can sympathize with her and the consequences of her actions are mitigated. The person Orual undeniably loves the most is her sister, Psyche.
Antigone’s motivations are that she believes both of her brothers deserve to buried and that the gods would agree with her and get to decide where his soul goes. Such as when she says “ That may be, but Hades still desires equal rights for both.” Trying to prove that the gods are on her side to Creon. Antigone finds Creon’s decree unfair and causes her to take matters into her own hands, against the
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?
With that being said, she understands that passing involves a risk, which she is willing to take due to her desire to dissociate herself from her race. Therefore, she keeps her racial identity a secret from her husband, fearing it would endanger their marriage and their daughter’s future5. In the beginning, Irene criticizes Clare’s lack of loyalty to her race thus claiming: “No, Clare Kendry cared nothing for the race. She only belonged to it” (Larsen, 52). Irene struggles to comprehend the lack of allegiance Clare has to her race.
One of Antigone 's tragic flaws is being loyal to the gods and her disloyalty to Creon. At the beginning of the play, Creon puts out an order that Polyneices, Antigone 's brother, may not be buried because he was a traitor. Antigone is not going to put up with this, she is going to honor the gods and give her brother, Polyneices, and rightful burial, even if it means being executed for her doing. Antigone 's determination to honor the gods and her brother is one of her tragic
Antigone dearly beloved brothers Eteocles and Polyneices has joined their ancestors in the afterlife. Eteocles has been buried with honor There seems to be a problem with Polyneices who has not been buried. Antigone uncle Creon, don 't want to bury his own nephew. Antigone will always stand up for her family so she will go against her own uncle. Antigone is correct for bold rebellion to bury her brother because she loyal to her family and to the gods.
Then comes Antigone, the girl who thinks she has the right to act against the law. This poses a moral dilemma for Creon, as Antigone is his niece, the last of the descendants of Oedipus. However, Antigone makes the decision easier by explicitly taking pride in her actions and slighting his uncle. Her justification is merely that Creon’s law is not the mandate of her God, and that the burial of a family is more imperative than all else (500-523). When confronted by Creon with Polynices’ treacherous crime, she cannot put up any defense.
Throughout Sophocles’ tragic play, Antigone, main characters King Kreon and Antigone dramatically argue without compromise over the burial of recently deceased brother of Antigone, Polyneices. Antigone, while attempting to mourn for her family, symbolically buries Polyneices, going against the King’s decree (93-100). Out of anger, and an effort to establish his power, Kreon sentences her to an undeserving death just because she decided to respect her kin (441-496). In this case, I sympathize with Antigone more than Kreon because she peacefully acts on her beliefs knowing the consequences at stake. It takes a lot to stand up for what you believe in, especially knowing that the outcome will not bode well for you.
In Rachel Remen’s article Helping vs. Serving she provides her stance on the distinction between helping and serving. Remen feels that, though the two words are often used interchangeably, ‘serving’ is the most appropriate term to use as it implies equality that ‘helping’ does not. While the author acknowledges that both terms refer to the act of assisting others, Remen offers readers a new, more in depth perspective. Essentially, Remen likens helping to having pity on an individual, whereas serving is an act of selflessness.
For this reason, Ismene’s opinion on Antigone’s determination to bury their brother illustrates how realistic her thoughts and actions are. When Antigone asks for Ismene’s help to burry their brother Ismene points out the flaw in her plan, “ Burry him! You have just said that the new law forbids it.” Her underlying respect for her brother made Antigone impulsive with her decision to burry her brother. With this in mind, Ismene points out her underestimating the power of authority, which demonstrates her skill of not letting emotions, get in the way of her thinking unlike her sister. After several attempts Ismene realized she is unable to change Antigone’s mind, so she says “ But no one must hear of this, you must tell no one!” Furthermore,
She is therefore deemed as the perfect oblivious specimen for Emma to manage. It is made known to readers, that like Emma, Cher, to boost their egos and pride, also do not guide Tai and Harriet as a result of the goodness of her heart. These similarities in both protagonists reveal a better likeness to each other than in the original