Justice is a concept that is based on moral values and ethics; so it’s different for everyone. In the play, Antigone, the connection between justice and controversy presents itself in numerous situations, as the debated hero Antigone makes decisions that isn’t exactly agreed with. The story begins with Antigone and her sister, Ismene returning to the city of Thebes in hope to help their brothers, Eteocles and Polynices avoid the prophecy that they will kill each other. They discover that they have arrived too late, and both brothers are dead and Antigone’s uncle, Kreon, has taken the throne to Thebes. The first problem starts when Antigone discovers that Eteocles has received a proper burial, but Polyneices has been denied of such and left to the vultures; all under the order of Kreon.
Sophocles’ play Antigone, has an example of how there’s always consequences, whether good or bad. In this play, Antigone, the main character commits an act of civil disobedience against her uncle, the king. This act of civil disobedience, burying her brother, Polyneices, after the king said that his body was not to have a proper burial, had a large effect on how the rest of the play developed. A lot of the events were Antigone’s fault, but each had a different effect on the character and society. One event caused by Antigone is the fight between her and Ismene, her sister.
Polynice betrayed his brother Eteocle when he did not want to cede the throne of Tebas, they died fighting each other and Creón became king of Tebas. He considered that Polynice did not deserve to be interred and he would punish who tried to do it. Making reference to the play, the first act describes with clarity what each of the two sisters, Antigone and Ismene, understand about power and justice. The discussion that they have is about to bury their brother Polynice or not. The position of Ismene (the oldest sister) is noticeably submissive, and obedient, even if she think the same as her sister, she believe that the correct thing is to do what her uncle is told because is the man, the leader, the king, he is who have the power, and the role of women is just to be married, be quiet and loyal.
Hamlet suspects his mother played a part in the death of King Hamlet and is filled with anger and vengeful thoughts. For most of the play, he has contemplated suicide and questioned his actions. He decided not to kill Claudius as he was praying and this makes him feel as though he has failed in his quest for revenge. Hamlet wants to show Queen Gertrude the error in her decision to marry Claudius and tells his mother: Come, Come, and sit you down; you shall not budge; You go not till I set you up a glass; Where you may see the inmost part of you. The
Hamlet feels betrayed by his mother and feels like he can 't trust anyone. Shakespeare gives Hamlet these struggles in the play to amplify the mental and psychological events that make the reader feel bad about what all happened to Hamlet. Hamlet eventually kills Claudius like his father told him to, but only did it after his mother, Gertrude, drank the poison that Claudius meant to give Hamlet. This is a result of external action from all the sorrows that was building up in Hamlet’s life. This brings us to our next character, Gertrude, Claudius’s wife and Hamlets
Queen Gertrude makes it seem like the king meant nothing to her when she states that, “She disrespects the king by saying that it is common for everyone to die, instead of having an apathetic tone in her voice, as a normal widow would, she causes more conflict between her and Hamlet.This causes conflict because she is acting unconcerned, proving that she has moved on so easily and she proves this by marrying so soon after her husband’s death. Hamlet sees this as an act of betrayal, considering that Gertrude seemed unphased of his father’s death, and she traded a rich pure love for one that is poor and weak. The Ghost tells Hamlet, “ O Hamlet, what a falling off was there! [f]rom me, whose love was that of dignity that it went hand in hand even with vow I made to her in marriage, and to decline [u]pon a wretch whose natural gifts were poor [t]o those of mine.” With this the ghost infuriates Hamlet even more as a result, he feels like his mother is mocking his dead father by going from a person who is rich and superior as him, onto a fool who has nothing to offer to her. Getrude betrays her family because instead of bringing them back into power she marries onto a man who brings nothing to the kingdom, but more
How would you feel if you were locked away to rot by one of your own family members because you did something they didn’t approve of? In Sophocles play, Antigone, this is just the case for the niece of Creon, King of Thebes. After getting word that her “own two brothers [...] slaughtered one another and brought about their common doom” (Sophocles 318), Antigone is distraught. What makes her infuriated is when she learns that her uncle, Creon, has decided that one of her brothers, Eteocles, will receive a proper burial and be honored while the other brother, Polyneices, will receive no burial and be remembered as a traitor. Soon after, Antigone takes action and performs a secret burial and ritual on her dead brothers corpse, but she is also
The play Antigone is about a family with some major family problems. The two main characters are mostly Antigone and Creon, who is also Antigone’s uncle. At the start of the play Creon becomes the new king and decides that Antigone’s brother Polyneices should not have a proper burial, because he rebelled against the city. This makes Antigone mad and she decides that she is going to bury Polyneices. Creon finds out that someone buried Polyneices and says that the person should be put to death, because they broke the King’s new rules.
The play is fired off by the improper burial of Polyneices, Antigone’s brother; she devises a plan to bury him even though it means breaking King Kreon’s law. As she attempts to bury her brother, she is caught in the act, and brought to Kreon. He refuses to take pity to the fact that she is his niece and his sons soon to be bride, and decides she should be imprisoned. However, while she is locked away, she takes her own life; this creates a dominio effect since Haemon also kills himself, and later Eurydice does as well. In the end Kreon is left empty and alone.
This demonstrates that family ties, even if not blood related, have serious impacts on Hamlet’s life which causes misery to overwhelm his life; this misery prohibits his success. During Ophelia’s funeral, the drama between Hamlet and Laertes magnifies which causes more hate between their families. Laertes provokes Hamlet into fighting him by Ophelia’s grave, with their families there to witness, by saying “[t]he devil take thy soul” (V, i, 243). Following this mishap, Laertes is informed by Claudius of a strategy to end Hamlet’s life in the near future. This immoral conflict being conducted in a place that already is commemorating death displays that they are inclined to cause more people to die.