Although her actions would defy the commands of her ruler, she follows through with the rebellion to achieve justice for her brother. In response to Creon’s verdict, Antigone explained: “ This punishment will not be pain. Only if I let my mother’s son lie there unburied then I could not have borne it. This I can bear “ (Lines 391-394). Being the stubborn character that Antigone is she was not ready to give into her
He has passion for his beliefs and values, and would rather die than give them up. When presented with the idea of the jury releasing him he states “as long as I draw breath and am able, I shall not cease to practice philosophy” (Plato 32). This shows that Socrates does not believe what he has done and what he believes in is wrong; he will continue to do what he had been put on trial for if released. This is the exact opposite of what one would say to appease the jury. Socrates is on trial because some believe what he was doing was wrong, by refusing to acknowledge that he was wrong, this speech contradicts our modern day idea of an apology.
With this right, they are given the assurance that every man shall be protected from doing what he believes is his duty against the influence of authority. However, Isabel is not given this well-deserved right and instead is compelled to serve those who are. Naturally, this can be viewed as an unfair act of violation of one’s most sacred right. That is why, when the Declaration of Independence was in construction, Thomas Jefferson had the desire to reveal this inequity to the public. “...Violating it’s most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere,” (Jefferson 1).
It is apparent that John Proctor would give away anything to protect his name and his pride. In addition, another flaw of Proctor is his willingness to “lay down his life, if need be, to secure one thing--his sense of personal dignity” (Kendall, John Proctor: The Tragic Hero of Tragic Times). In this way, John Proctor turns from passive to the injustice to active in standing against indignation. In other words, submissive is flawless while discontent is flawed. When Elizabeth Proctor was sent to prison for witchcraft, Proctor decided to save his wife even if it meant to confess
Many people presume that Malcolm hated and threatened Caucasian Americans constantly when advocating every African American should go out and arm themselves, form militias of their own. In an interview, however he defines himself stating "No, I said this: That in areas of this country where the government has proven its--either its inability or its unwillingness to protect the lives and property of our people, then it’s only fair to expect us to do whatever is necessary to protect ourselves". He later goes on and says he respects government and laws as well as " I’m not advocating the breaking of any laws. But I say that our people will never be respected as human beings until we react as other normal, intelligent human beings do. And this country came into existence by people who were tired of tyranny and oppression and exploitation and the brutality that was being inflicted upon them by powers higher than they, and I think that it is only fair to expect us, sooner or later, to do likewise."
This consistency aided John Grady's coming-of-age. She was fiercely dedicated to her family, but she also strove to remain true to herself, which is why she rebelled against them. Her relationship with John Grady was started in an effort to cement her defiance towards the strict gender roles Mexican society had laid for her. She was ethical in this fidelity to herself and her family. Alejandra was defined by her actions, such as when she refused to elope with John Grady in favor of remaining dedicated to her family.
Many believe that it’s Tom Buchannan to be blamed because he lies to Wilson who killed his wife Myrtle to get his revenge towards Gatsby by getting him killed for trying to take Daisy away from him. Gatsby could have prevented his own death if he didn’t lose to his own ego to claim Daisy, as his own to claim dominance over Tom would later seal his fate in a death bed. During chapter 7 things get heated when Tom and Gatsby started arguing “Your wife doesn’t love you …. she’s never loved you. She loves me”(131-7).
Antigone knew that she would be put to death if she buried Polyneices but she would rather die doing the right thing, rather than living and being surrounded with evil. Likewise, Rosa Parks believed that God was not pleased with racism and segregation. Rosa Parks thanks God that she was able to hold her ground and said, “I was fortunate God provided me with the strength I needed at the precise time conditions were ripe for change. I am thankful for Him every day that he gave me the strength not to move”(Hare 1). Rosa Parks was quiet and respectful to others, and she expected the same kind of respect in return.
This played a large factor in the planning of Odysseus, especially after the words of Agamemnon telling him to "not be too easy with even your own wife" (11.441-42). Using this advice, Odysseus decided that the most important step was to ensure that his wife was still loyal to him. He does this by ensuring that she had not fallen in love with another, and that she was still in love with him (19.124-587). It is the last step Odysseus takes before he finally attacks the suitors. Above all else, ensuring in the faithfulness of Penelope was the main goal of Odysseus before he killed the treacherous
Nelson Mandela once said, "No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite”. Racism can often be defined as discrimination or hatred against a group of people based on the color of their skin. As an African American family visits the capital while on vacation. Lorde realizes that racism is bigger than she thinks when she has her first racist experience, which shows that discrimination is overridden by equality even in a free country.