Everyone Creon cares about kills themselves from a curse that is put on Creon for not following the Godsʻ laws. Creonʻs punishment for Antigone did not only affect her, but also everyone who was involved in the situation, including Creon. Creonʻs punishment for Antigone was not justified for three reasons: Antigoneʻs love for her family being put first, Creon is trying to prove himself, and Antigoneʻs beliefs.
“ Mistakes made by a foolish mind, cruel mistakes that bring on death.” (1406 to 1407.) In this quote, King Creon of Thebes is acknowledging that he has made tragic mistakes, because he wanted to the laws of his state, that he put in place, instead of preserving the safety of his family, which consequently lead to suffering for many. In the play Antigone, by Sophocles, the character Creon makes decisions based on what he feels is right, and refuses to pay attention to other’s advice. His stubbornness and selfishness prove fatal, and as a consequence of his moral deficiency, he kills an innocent woman, and loses his son in the aftermath. In the play Antigone, by Sophocles, Creon’s deadly stubbornness and selfishness in ignoring the pleas and
This is exhibited through several conflicts with various characters with different family ties. Hamlet’s success is directly impacted by the conflicts he has with Claudius and Laertes that all lead to moral corruption which ultimately leads to his downfall. Firstly, the conflict between Hamlet and his stepfather, Claudius, shows how their family is flawed causing
The Crucible: John Proctor’s Opposition In the story known as, “The Crucible”, a character known as John Proctor has wishes and desires that conflict directly with the society where he lives and his own conscious. The ramifications for his natural and circumstantial disposition of anti-conformity clearly create conflict in between John Proctor and the town which he called home. To further investigate the reasoning behind his rebellious zeal and untimely death we need to examine John Proctor’s main two conflicts during the Salem witch trials. To begin, Mr. Proctor was no stranger to being known as an insubordinate. He would break a, very high, cultural expectation at the time by not attending church (Due mostly to his personal disagreements with the reverend).
One example of greed is when Giles Corey states that Thomas Putnam of accusing his neighbors of witchcraft: “This man is killing his neighbors for their land!” (Miller 96) Thomas Putnam disputes land boundaries with John Proctor: “What anarchy is this? This tract is my bounds, it’s in my bounds, Mr. Proctor.” (Miller32). There’s a lot of outrage going on in Salem. For example Abigail gets mad a John Proctor because he refuses her love. “Abby I may think of you time to time but I will cut off my own hand before I ever
Even though Gilgamesh is the main character, his treatment of people was unacceptable and made his people hate him. “ As king, Gilgamesh was a tyrant to his people... he had the privilege of sleeping with their brides.”(15). Gilgamesh was not a good person, even when he came back he was not seen as a hero by his people, the past hurt the present. Also, usually a hero comes back with pride and gifts but in the epic, “As the end of his journey. And returned to Uruk.
Even to this day society is known to shun those who we do not see as equals. It is my belief that society is the true ‘monster’ in the novel, and that it is through our experiences and interactions with society that shapes us into the person that we become. Because of the creatures experiences with abandonment, abuse, rejection, and lack of nurture, the creature turns from an innocent soul into a murderous monster. Society plays a huge role in the destruction of both the creature and Victor. When Victor first leaves for ignostalt he believes that “he will be unfit for the company of man.” He feels this way because he has spent a majority of his life with his family, and his one friend Henry Clerval.
Countless people have had their hearts broken due to cheating and deception. However, in the Arthurian legend, these disastrous love triangles have much more devastating consequences. One story in the Arthurian legend is of Iseult, King Mark, and the knight Tristan, and their eventual demise as a result of their love triangle. Then, before King Arthur was even conceived, his father Uther and the Duke Gorlois fought over over Igraine, and waged a war over her, costing many lives. Finally, Lancelot’s affair with Arthur and Queen Guinevere set off a chain of actions that destroy the kingdom of Camelot.
To conclude, Oedipus is the only circumstance on why he is responsible for his horrendous fate. In the 1st two body paragraphs, Oedipus is revealed to committing awful decisions and to disobey of people’s orders due to his stubbornness and arrogant behavior. In the last body paragraph, he begs for sorrow as he is aware he is accountable for the murder of Laius and the marriage to his mother as he plays a key part in all of them. “It often happens that things are other than what they seem, and you can get yourself into trouble by jumping to conclusions.”-Paul
Creon in the Greek tragedy Antigone exemplifies that of a tragic hero in that his self dignity and fear of losing his citizen’s loyalty results in the loss of his family, leaving him alive but alone. In the play, the audience is already aware of the death of the two previous rulers of Thebes, Eteocles and Polynices. Polynices had created a rebellion to attack the government due to difficulties in sharing the power of king with his brother. Creon takes on the role of King to the Theben people, and therefore has a reputation to uphold. When Creon publicly decrees that the proper burial of Polyneices is punishable by death, he is unable to turn back on his word.
For example, Achilles is furious with Agamemnon in Book One when Agamemnon steals his wife Briseis. He insists throughout the story that he will not fight in the war and even prays that Zeus should aid in the destruction of the Greeks: “Persuade him, somehow, to help the Trojan cause, to pin the Achaeans back against their ships, trap them round the bay and mow them down” (1.486-488). This prayer is answered by his mother, Thetis, and contributes to Zeus’ decision to turn the tide of the war in favor of the Trojans. Achilles’ emotion leads to the slaughter of countless Greeks throughout the war. Achilles emotional anger cannot be controlled and compels him to lose sight in helping the Greeks lay claim to the city of Troy.