She is not considered important enough to have her own name in the novel, and throughout the novel she is known as Curley’s wife (Mumford, 2013). Furthermore, unlike Lady Macbeth, Curley’s wife has no power over her husband instead she is scared of him. Curley’s wife is not respected by the men on the ranch and is considered to be someone who creates trouble. In contrast to this, Lady Macbeth is respected by men in her kingdom and no one tries to disrespect her. Since Curley’s wife does not get attention from anywhere, she tries to seek it from the only person who will listen to her and that is Lennie.
Ismene’s compulsion to adhere to Creon’s command illustrates that she truly had “no choice” and was “forced” partially by her belief that women were “not born to contend with men”. Sophocles’ illustration of the depletion of free will within Ismene’s character is heightened through the deliberate juxtaposition to Antigone during their conversation. Antigone, in her appeal to family tradition and value, believes that Creon “has no right to keep [her] from [her] own”. This presents a strong incongruity to Ismene who attempts to dissuade Antigone from her purpose as she is obliged to “obey the ones who stand in power”. Upon further consideration of Ismene’s quotation, “…I have no choice…” we recognize Sophocles’ motive to establish her character as one that is more likely to plead for mercy than fight for justice.
She will not listen to anyone once she has her mind set on doing something. She will die for what she believes in. She will not let the fear of death stop her from completing her goals. Ismene does not have the same personality. Ismene is very compliant.
When this love ended, she found herself unable to reassume her dignified position. For that reason, she took her own life. Both Perpetua and Dido, were independent women capable of defending themselves towards the community, but their destinies were different. Perpetua was able to stick to her ideals no matter the obstacles she was facing, and she was executed for it. On the contrary, Dido, despite her admirable personality and courage, got herself in a situation that she could not handle in the proper way and due to her lack of control, she decided to end her life rather than find a way to deal with the issue.
Keon’s forbidden this” (749). The intensity of Antigone showed the bravery of her heart and her desire to confront the authority and gain justice; however, Ismene did not gain courage or desire to join in as Antigone had hoped. Conversely, Antigone’s determination truly scared her. Perhaps it’s rooted in the fact that women normally did not express strong emotion, nor did they involve themselves in politics as Antigone did through actively opposing King Kreon’s authority. Or simply, Ismene felt belittled by the oppressive assertiveness of her older sister, and in response wanted to have no part in any of her
In “Aunt Granny Lith”, Chris Offutt’s short story, Beth and Casey change in order to conquer their problems. When tasked with an obstacle, one must be willing to change. It’s up to that same person to decide if they will change for the better or worse. Beth and Casey follow the steps of a Hero’s Quest, a pattern of many stories discovered by Joseph Campbell, and manage to come out reborn. Transformation is the major theme present throughout the story.
The opening scene in the first chapter of Cruel Summer is crucial when setting up the storyline as Jane ‘committing suicide’ is important adding drama and suspense to the novel. It the first chance to grab the reader into the book making them want to keep reading due to the intense sentences that engage
In most minds, they were simply puppets controlled by the capricious gods. For example, Antigone claims that breaking the law and her impending death is her destiny because of her family’s disturbing past. The Chorus mentions this as they help Antigone process her death sentence: “Man’s fate is determined, will not be denied. The child Antigone pays for the parents’ pride” (41). Unavoidable fate is a theme in many works of literature.
In the play Antigone, written by Sophocles, burial customs of the ancient Greeks play an extensive role. The women of the family perform the burial rites, and believed that if their distinct methods were not followed, the soul is destined to suffer between worlds until the correct rites were performed. Antigone, the sister of Polynices and Eteocles, is aware of this and is not going to stand by and let her brother, Polynices, linger between worlds in pain, after being killed by Eteocles. With her ambition and determination she does the deed, and of doing so she follows the god's laws, but breaks Creon’s laws in the midst of it. Creon is also aware of the burial rites but still decides, through his stubbornness, that Polynices shall not be performed these rites, because of his actions against Thebes.
The belief that life is meaningless and that individuals can follow their own path, despite the moral consequences, is seen through the character of Addie. Camus’ theme of absurd is also intertwined in this book. Addie can never find peace and the “absurd” implies that she never will. Therefore, she must live her life lacking harmony and without any sense of true purpose. Addie is one of the characters that Faulkner uses to portray the existentialist philosophy of Albert Camus.
In the question of who had a better argument for following duty the answer is dependent on the context it's asked in. If the question is entirely based on logic then Antigone had no argument. Her actions were caused by her grief for her brother. King Creon's actions were meant to make him a more feared leader. His logic was clear.
In Sophocles play antigone creon pays a primary the king of Thebes. Creon's unorthodox and conflicting views lead to a morally ambiguous character. His need for common good lead to a bad mix or rage and irrational thinking.eteocles death provoques Creon causing his disapproval for antigone's brothers burial. Creon says “ 0 fate of man , working both good and evil !
Antigone Antigone was wronged and Antigone is tragic hero because she wanted to get a proper grave site, Creon was her uncle, Antigone was the good one. Antigone wants her brother to be buried but her uncle wouldn’t let her. Her uncle Creon was a very mean man.
Gary Mottershead once said, “ A bad system, can destroy good people.” Throughout the world, we can see leaders progressively gaining more control each year, and it isn’t a good thing.. Powerful leaders can evoke a state of fear, and create destruction. In “Antigone”, Creon, the new king of Thebes, uses his power in a negative way, to use the people’s fear against them.
Hamartia and Hubris "It is never reason never to yield to reason"-Sophocles, Antigone. Creon is Antigone's tragic hero as well as the antagonist. Like many other tragic heroes, Creon's tragic flaw that causes his destruction is hubris, excessive pride in oneself. At the end, Creon faced the loss of both his wife and son, and he suffered from pain and regret. Although he thought he is making the right decisions, King Creon misused his power and caused the termination of others' life.