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
Her only option left was to let Gatsby take the blame and walk away with no consequences. If Daisy had truly loved Gatsby, it is possible that she could have bought her way out of the situation, but she didn’t love Gatsby, and this is what led to him taking the blame. Despite Daisy’s clear nonchalance towards Gatsby’s feelings Gatsby still felt as if Daisy loved him, why else would he take the blame for something so massive, he wouldn’t have done that for someone who was only a friend. Daisy continues to deceive Gatsby because she knows that he will do whatever she wants. This connects to the entire book because Daisy is a deceitful woman, and the book as a whole portrays woman as unfaithful, an example of this
When committing an act in Bad Faith one always has freedom to choose something else. However, in Bad Faith, one keeps these alternate possibilities out of mind in order to avoid the realization that we are more free than we say we are (Sartre: On Bad Faith, Youtube video). While Bad Faith is not literally lying to yourself but rather the act of subconsciously suspending freedom of choice. Ultimately, Bad Faith feels right because it lets one off the hook for making tough decisions and taking responsibility for one’s life. Living in Bad Faith is inauthentic and self-deceiving, for that reason it must be avoided to live a meaningful
Either, I let their success discourage me or I let it empower me. I sadly chose the wrong decision. It’s so easy to become the bad guy within your own story. Rather it was getting into fights or— breaking my mother’s heart, I was willing to become what I needed too to survive without school. My mother soon kicked me out because she didn’t condone pity parties.
Rudy tried to prevent this by saying,”Come on, Viktor, don’t do this to her. It’s me you’re after. I’ll do anything you want.”(Zusak 301). This shows how Rudy is telling Viktor that he will do anything as long as Viktor returns the book to Liesel and it shows how much Rudy cares about Liesel. However, as expected Rudy and Liesel did not pay and he threw it in the water.
Restrictions are left in the lives of those who decide to follow them. Offred made a choice and it was to accept the Gilead Society. But that does not mean she does not have hopes and dreams of what could be. Offred as she is with Nick, a Guardian, contemplates about Luke, her ex, “I ought to have done that with Luke, paid more attention, to the details, the moles and scars, the singular creases; I didn 't and he 's fading. Day by day, night by night he recedes, and I become more faithless” (269).
If Lord Capulet wasn’t forced Juliet’s to get married to Paris, then there won’t be any deaths but instead, there will be understanding and loved. Because of Lord Capulet hatred on the Montague, there’s death of his own daughter. Even though Lord Capulet did nothing to Romeo, he did something very ungrateful to his daughter. He told her to move out if she’s not going to marry Paris and
She continues with the plan because she believes that her love for her family overrules the law. Ismene is more timid and obedient than Antigone. When Antigone was attempting to convince Ismene to help her bury their brother, she refused by saying it is too dangerous and that she doesn’t want to suffer the consequences. Ismene speaks her feelings to her sister, “They mean a great deal to me, but I have no strength to break the laws that were made for the public good” (Sophocles). This informs the reader that she doesn’t like to take risks and do ambitious things.
Some may heavily insist that being given freedom is much more rewarding and is the way to go. The point remains, demanding and control are crucial for any impact to occur, otherwise there will be no changes to be made. Waiting and expecting to receive freedom out of the blue appears to be an irrational belief and will produce little to no results at all. Again, having to demand for things is important, that way the outcome is in better control, thus can help result in gaining freedom. Everyone must accept the fact that having to demand is the one and only way for situations to be changed and that waiting for it to be given is
In scene 2 Creon figures out that Antigone was the one who buried Polyneices even though she knew she had broken the law. Antigone believes that people would praise her but, because Creon is present, they do not say anything. “I should have praise and honor for what I have done. All these men here would praise me were their lips frozen shut with fear of you... No, they are with me. But they keep their tongues in leash.” (Page 507) When Antigone says this it shows how she will not say that people are mad at her for breaking the law, she will not give in and say she did something wrong.
Not only was Medea exiled from inanimate things, but Jason also exiled her from himself. She was a misfit in Corinth. She associated with the wrong religion, wrong language, wrong relatives, and alas, not nearly as astounding or useful to the ambitious Jason as Glauce, daughter of King Creon of Corinth. Jason didn’t want to deal with the problems Medea held, so he did what he could to get rid of her as quick as possible. To do this, he married Glauce and banished Medea so that she was not present with the problems she had the potential to cause.
The word freedom itself has different synonyms there’s independence, self-government, self-determination, self-rule, democracy, these words mean the same thing “the power/right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint, but too much freedom has its limits. You can’t break the law to have freedom, people might disagree to that statement and say “Harriet Tubman broke the law to be free”, but you have think in that time Harriet Tubman was not thinking about the law, in mind she didn’t think the she was breaking the law; yes she was scared that she might get caught all she thought was she was doing the right thing for herself and her family. We kids now use the word “freedom” in the wrong way. We use it in a way where
Ismene is willing to endure this ordeal with Antigone. This implies that Ismene 's views have changed. Although she did not take an active role in the burial of Polynices, she is willing to contend with men and fight against this with her sister. She goes on to say "let me die besides me" (613). Ismene