(Euripides 31). Medea takes pity on herself. This is why the whole play is so horrific. She thinks because she has lost one loved one she must punish him. In result she lost all her loved ones because she murders her own children.
Her life in an instant became a disaster because it was Hamlet the one she loved, the person who had killed her father. Ophelia’s death is debated as an accident or a suicide, but I believe it was an accident that ended in a suicide since she lost her father and Hamlet killed him. Ophelia, was a dependant women from her father and her brother Laertes and she obeyed every demand she received from both. She was loyal to her family specially to his father.
He is looked upon as a hero by many people who followed the steps he took to become said hero. In Campbell, one of the seven archetypes which is hero he writes, “‘The hero is a protagonist or central character, whose primary purpose is to separate from the ordinary world and sacrifice himself for the service of the Journey at hand…’” (Campbell Page 1). This quote can apply to MLK and Antigone, Antigone sacrificed herself for her brothers after life. Martin Luther King Jr does not follow the steps laid out in Campbell’s article, because his life was not scripted but
(Sophocles 64). All of this was too much for her to handle so she decided it would just be easier if she just took her life. Creon finds out the death of his wife through a messenger and blames himself, for his actions led all of his sorrows to happen. “I, I was the slayer, I say it, unhappy, of thee!” (Sophocles
Lord Montague states, “Alas, my liege, my wife is dead tonight! Grief of my son’s exile hath stopped her breath.” (Shakespeare 1142) Suicide is one of the last resorts Romeo and Juliet should not have resorted to that. Death is a very hard thing to deal with especially for parents.
Brutus heard of this and made an army as well with Cassius. The two armies faced off, and things began to look bad for the conspirators. Cassius thought Titinius was captured and decided to kill himself, saying “Oh, coward that I am, to live so long, To see my best friend ta'en before my face!” Titinius then became sad when he saw Cassius dead and he killed himself too. So when Brutus saw the two of them dead, he asked the favor of his servant to hold the sword out so he could run onto it.
“Wolves and lambs don’t share a common heart—they always sense a mutual hatred for each other” (Homer, Iliad 22. 327-329), this epic simile shows, Achilles’ actions brought on by justice for Patroclus’ death scream for blood. Achilles’ actions after killing Hector hurt Priam and his family, leaving them emotionally distraught and furious furthering the raging battle into Troy for fair Helen. Mortals have been shown to fight a war of vengeance and justice but the Gods also had a part in this
“Fortunate is the man who has never tasted God’s vengeance!” (Sophocles, pg. 215) this statement is about fate, where it is trying to pity Creon as the God’s will curse him because of his unjust law. Although the quote implies “men” Antigone, who is the daughter and sister of Oedipus, is also pitted because the gods have cursed the family. Both Creon and Antigone are unfortunate human beings because the gods are punishing them.
Lady Macbeth commits suicide because she could no longer take the guilt. Macbeth’s reaction to his wife’s death solidifies how heartless and desensitized he has become: “She should have died hereafter; there would have been such a time for a word” (5:5:17-18). He thinks that it is bad timing for her death, and it should have taken place after the battle against Macduff. After her death, he puts on his armor and heads towards the battlefield to defend his castle and throne. He violently kills Young Siward because he selfishly believes that is one less person coming after him.
His conscious is not the same after he killed Duncan and Banquo. He needs courage to continue with his will to live. After time of him killing a lot of people, someone decides to do something about it. Macduff kills his wife for revenge on killing his family, Macbeth’s power ambition made him lose everything he had. He lost his wife his power in Scotland and he lost his own life because of
For me, Justine is the biggest victim so far. Considering her background and the hardship she went through at an early age and being neglected by her family was indeed a tragic scenario; even though she felt love and comfort in the Frankenstein 's home. What 's really sad was when she was accused of killing William and was executed. Apparently, Victor knew his brother was killed by the monster, yet still he couldn 't do anything to save the girl 's life because he was scared and don 't want people to know he had created an awful
So, it is fair to say that she has suffered through tragic loss, and unfortunate events that have been far out of her control. Antigone is a character that is trying to find the good in a world that has constantly put her down. By burying one of her few remaining family members, she is attempting to have a positive, lasting effect on the world, something that no one in her family has been able to do. Although Antigone might not have handled her conversation with her sister Ismene well, she does have a reason to be angry because she offers her sister a chance to bury Polyneices with her, so that they can both right something that has been wronged (43-47). Even though Ismene refuses to take part in burying Polyneices, Antigone does the deed alone, and takes full responsibility for her actions.
In the play Antigone, Eteocles and Polyneices are The brothers of Antigone. The brothers killed eachother in battle fighting over the throne of Thebes which caused calamity. The brothers defiled their reputation fighting over power. Antigone's uncle, Creon, the new king, gave Eteocles a proper burial but refused to give Polyneices a proper burial because he believed he was a traitor. Antigone transgresses king Creon's law and berries Polyneices.
Tradition is a theme found in both the short story “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson and the play Antigone by Sophocles. In both stories tradition is used as a tool to force people to conform to the “norm” of society. In “The Lottery”, the people of the town revolve around their annual lottery. Everyone is quick to help each other get ready for the event and also show no remorse for the end of the ritual. Nobody objects to the continuation of the lottery, although Mr. Adams brings up the rumor that a nearby village were talking about giving up the lottery but he was quickly shut down by Old Man Warner.
Tragic heroes characterize tragedies because they tell the tragic story of those heroes and their tragic flaws. In the book Antigone written by Sophocles, we are met with many characters of the book, and the tragic hero is depicted into two characters, Antigone and Creon. We see the tragic death of Antigone as she took her life in the end of the book, and Creon the king of Thebes, who also faces his tragedy in the book. To begin with, Antigone tells the story that depicts the tragedy of Antigone, who also seems to be the tragic hero.