The burial of Polyneices is viewed nobly, yet Antigone is not faultless in that act. One of Antigone’s largest mistakes is that she burns bridges with those that care about her. Pleading with Antigone, Ismene laments “why would I care to live when you are gone?” (548). Antigone dismisses this heartfelt plea by deferring Ismene to Creon, thus isolating herself from her only kin.
Antigone told her sister Ismene that, “and even if I die in the act, that death will be a glory” (Sophocles, 769). Antigone disobeyed the States laws, and buried her brother, despite the consequences that will come. Antigone showed strong character and loyalty and wanted to die an honorable
In act five Ophelia gives us another reason to believe that pride is the cause for the tragedies. “...If I drown myself wittingly, it argues an act, and an act hath three branches-it is to act, to do, to perform. Argal, she drowned herself wittingly” (Act 5, Scene 1, Lines 10-13). Everyone thought Ophelia drowned on an accident but, she actually killed herself. After her father’s death she went crazy.
There is also a particular scene in the playing which Desdemona for shadows her death. She tells Emilia that if she should die before her maid, she wishes to die in her wedding sheets. In act four scene three Desdemona quotes “If I do die, before thee, prithee shroud me In one of these sheets”. The audience knows that Othello is going to kill Desdemona, but not how or where. And this basically spoils it.
In the story Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare many tragic events take place in a play that was supposed to be about love. The play is about two lovers who only want to be together but are plagued by tragic events and what could’ve been. If the two had made good decisions this story would be a lot different. Romeo is the character most responsible for the tragic events in the play because his and Juliet 's suicide occurred because of his mistakes, by accident he got Mercutio killed his mother also died by his actions, and finally he murdered Tybalt and Paris.
At the time, she believes it the only real way to end her suffering. So, it is by her own hand that she dies, but her sorrow and shame, madness and despair, overwhelmed her, clouding her
The woman not only took away her lover’s life, she also kept the dead body in her house. As a result, I understand that she punished him by eternal life with her. Emily had a husband for her own. While reading this story, I witnessed that Emily was not afraid of dying. The death made an agreement with Emily which was based on life for life principle.
Comparatively, it can also be argued that death revolves around the idea of betrayal. This is evident in King Hamlet’s death, where his own brother, Claudius had betrayed and murdered him for his own personal gain. Another example is through Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’s deaths,
Her stubbornness and disobedience brought about her death sentence. Her actions are intentional, and while quite possibly being the right thing to do, they bring about her eventual downfall and death in the cave. The audience definitely relates to her plight and love for her brother, and yet they can see the reason behind Creon’s proclamation of honoring the hero brother and not the one who betrayed his people. Thus you see her downfall as necessary since she broke her king’s trust and buried her brother.
She is evil because she prays for spirits to give her the strength to turn emotionless. Lady Macbeth could be seen as truly evil for asking the spirits to fill her up with cruelty. However, by the end of the play, she is so consumed with guilt from her actions, that she kills herself. As Malcolm informed the crowd, “Fiendish queen, who took her own life,”(V,vii, 205). By the end of the play, Lady Macbeth felt guilty about her role in the murders.
The reason she had a very big impact on this tragedy, is because she went to the Friar and got a sleeping drug. It made everyone think she was dead. It especially made Romeo very sad, he thought about killing his self. The next character in the book “Romeo and Juliet” that also had a very devastating impact on the tragedy was Romeo.
While Friar Lawrence was explaining what happened he said “But, as it seems, did violence on herself”(V.III.264). Juliet killed Romeo by pretending to be dead and she helped Romeo feel sad and pushed him to commit suicide, thus, killing them both.
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.
A tragic hero is defined to be a hero who, despite being virtuous and great, also possesses qualities that lead to their downfall. This downfall is often predestined and is a common theme in Greek literature. Antigone is the tragic hero in Antigone because of her bravery, but also because of the dangerous loyalty and stubbornness that lead to her downfall. Antigone is a tragic hero because of her headstrong loyalty to her brother and the morals of the gods, which leads to Creon’s retaliation and her downfall.
A tragic hero is defined as someone of high power or royalty who brings upon his or her own downfall as a result of a flaw found within the character. In Sophocles’s “Antigone” there are possibly two tragic heroes. Both Antigone and Creon have similar traits of a tragic hero. Although the story is named after Antigone, I believe that Creon is the true tragic hero of the story as his ignorance and pride prove to be his tragic flaws.