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. She concludes her story by committing suicide without regard to the lives that will be affected by her loss.
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
With a fencing match and a poison tipped sword he believes he will be able to kill him. 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.
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. One of the most tragic events in the whole play is the death of both Romeo and Juliet this happens because of Romeo’s mistakes.
Then, despair strikes, and drowns her ability to see that ending her life is unnecessary. 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.
As a result of her father’s death, Ophelia had reached a mental decline and resorted to committing suicide by drowning herself in Act 4, Scene 7. The climax of the play is in the final act which is Act 5, Scene 2; where multiple characters such as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Gertrude, Claudius, Laertes and Hamlet have reached their untimely deaths. 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. All of this makes Antigone a tragic hero as she demonstrates all the necessary characteristics of a tragic hero as demonstrated in the previous paragraphs.
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.