He does love her now and knows that they can never be together so he must drive her away. In the Third Letter from Abelard to Heloise he states, “...he joined us together i the bond of holy matrimony when I wanted to keep you forever for myself, beloved beyond measure”(97). Many may say that Peter lusted for Heloise, yet that was true in the beginning but his love grew over time. The extents Abelard went to save himself was selfish, yet he gave her a place that he had hoped would show his great love for her. Men drive their lovers away for idiotic reasons, yet Peter’s was to save her and himself from humiliation.
Haimon tells his father Creon that killing Antigone is a mistake and that he should try to listen to advice because he doesn’t know everything. Teiresias told Creon the same things as Haimon, but he has to make everything right because he will regret what 's in stored for him. Antigone, Haimon, Teiresias all use logical, ethical and emotional appeals to be persuasive towards a goal. Antigone uses emotional appeals to persuade her sister Ismene to help her bury their brother Polyneices. Antigone wants to bury her brother but Ismene is afraid to help because of the consequences.
The fact that Creon overruled the burial of Polynices did not stop Antigone in the slightest from pursuing what she believed was moral. Respecting her brother in the said afterlife was her mission and she was determined to follow through. Antigone explains: “ I will bury my brother; and if I die for it, what happiness? Convicted of reverence- I shall be content to lie beside a brother whom I love “ (Lines 60-63). Although her actions would defy the commands of her ruler, she follows through with the rebellion to achieve justice for her brother.
The evidence clearly shows that Friar Lawrence is to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet because he could've gave some helpful advice but he decided to get involved because he is loyal to both of them. We also see he is loyal when Juliet threatens to kill herself because he had to intervene and make the plan. This theme is very important to all humanity because you can trust someone and be loyal so much, but if one thing goes wrong it could all come back and hurt you in the
In the event that they didn't demonstrate this scene, the group of audience/reader may not trust that Oedipus is equipped for the murder at the crossroads. It's like Tiresias makes Oedipus irate deliberately so the group of audience/reader makes sense of reality without him really saying it. W. J. Verdenius quotes, "Tiresias is at once a traditionalist and an exceedingly clever man." Tiresias' humorous conduct and mentality towards uncovering prophecy makes him typical to the
If he did he would have been happy, however, it ended up leading to his downfall, even if it was not his fault. Daisy could not handle the dream that Gatsby tried to force upon her, and in the end, this made Daisy choose Tom. Gatsby’s green light was never something that he could reach, no matter how hard he struggled and fought. The people he wanted to include in his dream did not hold up to his high
At the beginning, he implicitly puts her request down. Near the end, however, he blames the helplessness created by the request as the reason for the denial. He first tells her that she does not fully comprehend the impact of her request. She “should have considered what she was asking.” By doing this, he establishes his position clearly, one that meant her son would not get patronage because of the impossibility of the task.
Judith takes revenge on the army general for pillaging her town, by beheading him. This whole painting basically represents revenge on any male wrongdoer, and greatly relates
Haemon, Creon’s son, knew that his father’s decisions are not in the best interest for Thebes, so he tries sharing his perspective in the most respectful way, but ends up failing to get through to him. Sophocles portrays Antigone’s ambition, Creon’s stubbornness, and Haemon’s perspective, indicating that “unshakable
Antigone in the prologue is talking with Ismene about the battle between Polyneices and Eteocles, which definitely stirs up emotions between the two. Ismene says at one point “They mean a great deal to me, but I have no strength To break laws that were made for the public good. (p.60-61)” Ismene wants to bury him, but she fears for her life and doesn’t want to gamble her life to do it. Antigone feels that she should bury her brother and is very willing to do it, as seen when she says “ I am going to bury him...
2. In this quote, Ismene is telling Antigone that she will not help in the illegal act of burying Polynices. Antigone becomes offended by her unwillingness to help her, because Polynices is Ismene’s brother as well. The reason why Ismene won’t help her, is because Ismene does not want to go against Creon’s law and be killed. However, Antigone does not care if she gets executed, she is willing to bury Polynices no matter life or death.
I used this quote from Antigone because it properly states Antigone’s viewpoint on Creon’s decree. As told in the story, Creon's decree was that no one could grieve for or bury Polyneices. Creon made this proclamation because when Eteocles and Polyneices fought over Thebes, Eteocles was pronounced king and exiled Polyneices from Thebes. Polyneices, in turn, formed an army to take on the city, ending up with Eteocles and Polyneices killing each other, thus putting Creon in the position of power. Creon then proceeds to label Polyneices a traitor and finally, makes his decree.
Creon:“I killed you, my son, without intending to,/ and you, as well, my wife,” (Lines 1486-1487). Antigone is the story of a girl who defies the king of Thebes in order to honor her dead brother, Polyneices, who is not allowed to be buried. When the king decides to punish her, his inability to listen to reasoning and resistance to change backfires on him in a deadly way. In the play, Antigone, by Sophocles, Creon, the play’s tragic hero, brings suffering to others, such as causing the death of Antigone, his son, Haemon, and his wife, Eurydice, which contributes to the tragic vision of the play as a whole because it shows how stubbornness brings pain for others. To begin with, Creon brings suffering to Antigone by refusing to change and
Creon’s conflict involves two choices that seem equally righteous--that is, between the stability of the state an obedience to divine law. He thinks Polyneices is attacking the state and he wants to defend it by declaring, “He is to have no grave, no burial, [n]o mourning from anyone; it is forbidden.” (165-167) With this edict, he is opposing the gods’ law. Creon’s tragic flaw is his hubris, or excessive pride, and he makes three errors in judgement, not allowing the proper burial of Polyneices, sentences Antigone to death, and unwilling to listen to advice. Creon’s actions portrays him as an arrogant and narcissistic tyrant whom caused the downfall of himself and intense suffering from guilt because of his subsequent punishment.
Why do people do things? Why are laws created, laws broken, and crimes committed? Behind every action is a motive. In Sophocles’ work of art Antigone, there are many possible motives for the character’s actions. Creon forbids Polyneices burial, sentences Antigone to death, locks Antigone in a stone chamber, and decides to free Antigone because his motives are to be a liked by the Greek Gods and the people of Thebes.