Creon’s quickness to anger through his stichomythia dialogue interactions with Antigone and concludes “she’s lost her place living here with us” (362). It is important to note that Creon has just become king and is very quick to make demanding laws. His rulings are odd as he refuses to bury Polyneices, who was supposed to be sharing the throne with his brother Eteocles. The altars in the town are in ruins due to Creon’s disregard for the community so he is unable to undo the situation he has gotten himself into. Creon’s rash decisions and behavior show he is destined for failure from the start which propels the rest of the story
Beowulf’s second epic battle is against another monster—Grendel’s mother. Heorot Hall went from celebrating Beowulf’s victory in the epic battle against Grendel to lose their precious victory trophy—Grendel’s hand. In the block quotation below, readers are able to realize that Grendel’s mother is shocked with the death of her son. Not being mentally resilient, Grendel’s mother is unable accept her son’s death; this causes her to invade Heorot Hall and steal her son’s “bloodied hand.” Nonetheless, readers are also able to conclude that will attempt to seek revenge for he son’s
Before Hamlet supposedly made love to Ophelia, Hamlet promised her that he would marry her. Instead, he just ended up mocking and offending her. Laertes came home when he found out his father was murdered, but he found Ophelia going mad, “Drowned, drowned” (4.7.210). Queen Gertrude informed Laertes that Ophelia had committed suicide in a creek. She was sunk down by her
Meursault’s apathy for his mother’s death, isolation and indifference to others, and disregard for interpersonal relationships negatively impact his trial and eventually bring his demise. His character traits make him into a cold, heartless man, which serves as the basis for the prosecutor’s argument during the trial. Meursault is repeatedly condemned for showing no emotion and feeling no remorse, both for the death of this mother and killing someone. His detached attitude leads him to make little effort to defend himself in the court. His neglect of relationships with his mother provides testament for the prosecution that he is a monster.
He became king obliviously marrying his real mother and killing a man where three roads meet which turned out to be his real father. At the end of this play, his mother kills herself. A messenger states “I’ll waste no words- know this- noble Jocasta, our queen,
“The Myth of Cronus” is about how Cronus overthrows his father, because his father is evil. Then Cronus hears that one of his own children will overthrow him so he swallows each one as soon as it is born. His wife/sister Rhea didn’t want him to swallow her last child, Zeus so she gave him a rock in the shape of a baby for him to swallow. So Rhea sent Zeus to live with mortals. When Zeus was older he freed his brothers and sisters.
Though this idea is not specifically mentioned in the story, it is clear that this plot twist acts as a consequence of her poor judgment all while contrasting with her husband’s inferred “wisdom”. Unfortunately, while one is unable to know what occurred immediately after, it can be assumed that she never reunited with her estranged husband after their metaphorical divorce. In “When the Grizzlies Walked Upright”, despite taking part in creating entire new intelligent species, the Chief of the Sky Spirits’ becomes enraged at his long-lost daughter because he could not take credit and glares her to death before throwing her over his shoulder and marching her back up the mountain to their home. The ending of this particular myth attempts to teach women in their society to follow in the lead of their male tribe members or risk certain failure and subsequent penalty, either by Fate or their tribe. Despite the female characters’ mostly unfavorable characterization, they are also written in a good light as their role as the staunch catalysts of progress and the mothers of
Queen Dido right now is the complete opposite of ‘Suffer poverty’s strictness’ because she is madly in love with Aeneas and they are together for the time being. When Mercury comes down and tells Aeneas he has to follow his destiny; therefore, meaning he is going to abandon Queen Dido right after they got married. The worst part is that the couple got married in a cave; however, Aeneas had to go as soon as they got married. As soon as Queen Dido receives the news she officially becomes emotionally broken. The queen tells Aeneas: “Your mother was no goddess, you
Oedipus was taken into another kingdom adopted by the king and queen not knowing they were his real parents. He soon finds out his fate to murder his father and lay with his mother; thinking he is larger than life flees to escape his destiny not knowing he was adopted. He then meets a man escorted by men who force him to move aside. In anger he kills them not realizing that one of the men was his father, the king. As he travels to the kingdom and gains entry misfortune strikes the kingdome.
When people defend what they believe in or who they love that is sacrifice. In order to be certain that her two brothers she loved had a proper burial and that their souls could rest, Antigone sacrificed her life. Regardless of the potential outcome; even if that means that she was going to have to challenge her uncle (King Creon), she plans on pursuing her quest. Polynices and Eteocles killed each other in battle for control over Thebes, leaving the city to the new King, Creon Jocasta’s brother and Antigone’s uncle. Because of the actions that Polynices took during the war, Creon labels him a traitor and halts any burial process, leaving his body for the animals (222-234).
Watching the movie John Q after reading the play Antigone by Sophocles, at first glance the two look completely opposite. But digging deeper into the storyline and themes can prove they have many similarities! Some of these similarities are the characters in the stories, the conflicts that take place, and the themes throughout both the movie and the play. Characters paragraphs: The first character similarity you will find it one that is quite obvious, the fact that the two characters both have the movie or play named after them should be a big hint.
Tragedy being a notable theme in both Antigone written by Sophocles and Othello written by Shakespeare, within the play the actions of the main character being Antigone and Othello lead to their own undoing. Antigone’s defiance toward the law Creon had set with the burial of her brother led to her committing suicide because of the punishment he had set for her. As for Othello, he was influenced by Iago to kill his wife Desdemona which then also resulted in him committing suicide. Antigone and Othello both were victims of the control from King Creon and Iago based on lust and satire.
In Antigone by Sophocles, the main character, whom the play is named for, is faced with a difficult situation. Both Antigone's brothers, Eteocles and Polyneices, have died. Eteocles died defending Thebes and Polyneices died attacking it. King Creon, Antigone's uncle, forbade the burial of Polyneices because of his attack on Thebes. The King poclaimed an edict to refuse the burial of Polyneices on pain of death.
In Sophocles’s book ”Antigone”, He contemplates the Idea Fate vs. Free will. The characters in the splay battle with a great predicament that lead up to a twist at the end of the story leaving the readers shook and wondering .In Antigone,She is put in difficult situation where she could defy the king and bury her brother .Therefore leading her to be executed or she can be dishonorable to her beloved brother. She chooses to defy the king and at the end,we uncover her suicide.