Having to choose between obeying your uncle’s law with the threat of death as punishment and burying your dead brother is a strange situation that most would find difficult to navigate. For Antigone in the play Antigone by Sophocles, this was a no-brainer. Sophocles writes about Antigone, Oedipus’s daughter as she decides to bury her dead brother Polynices, against her uncle Creon’s wishes, who is also the king. The king’s pride forces him to punish Antigone and her sister Ismene, which results in the death of Antigone, his son Haemon, and his wife Eurydice before he realizes his wrongdoings. Although throughout Antigone, the questioning of authority and strict adherence to the law is a prominent theme, by the end, Sophocles suggests that there
Regardless of the lack of trust from Othello, Desdemona did deceive her father prior to the situation. She went against her father’s will and chose to marry the Moor, Othello. The trust bond shared between Othello and Desdemona had been broken due to the lies that were being fed to him which ultimately led to the death of both their lives. In Shakespeare’s Othello, a wedding based on a lie,
In contrast to this, Macbeth is consumed by his ambition after being influenced by the witches and his wife. “I murdered you, my son, against my will- you too, my wife…”(1461-1462) Creon regrets his actions by the end of the play. From these lines Sophocles made it even more clear that if you defy the gods, you will surely regret your actions. “Though Birnam Wood be come to Dunsinane and thou
Romeo and Juliet is a well known tragic love story, written by William Shakespeare. The Montagues and Capulets’ fighting causes the death of their own children, because their poor parenting and lack of involvement in the children’s lives leads to Juliet and Romeo to keep this secret. The children knew their families would never let them marry; otherwise, they would have revealed their relationship to their parents. Aside from the main pair, it appears that Romeo and his friend Mercutio, have a relationship that leads to tragedy as well, through the murder of Mercutio. In this situation, Tybalt’s taught hatred of the Montagues lead him to start the fight in the first place, and he and Mercutio suffered at the hand of the Montagues and Capulets
Comfort me. Counsel me.”(3.5,Line-205), Juliet pictures Romeo dead and taught fate left her when Romeo left, she thinks fate isn’t there but then says, if fate wants me to be with Romeo then he’ll come back. Romeo and Juliet haven 't decided if they believe in fate, they blame it repeatedly, and they are right to blame faith because, if they had free will then they could have stop their death from
The irony of withholding a proper burial from one brother, and not the other, for political reasons, leads to Antigone’s defiance of the law of the King. Antigone decides to bury Polyneices, so he can be granted a safe passage into the world of the dead, and even after hearing the disapproval of her sister Ismene, who is scared of what Creon will do to Antigone once he finds out, she says, “I have longer to please the dead than please
The characters in the play are selfish and the tragedy at the end of the story is one sealed by societies failures. Mrs. Alving is the protagonist of the story, and she does what she believes is best for others while in reality she is doing these things for herself. The benefits of hiding Captain Alvings shameful acts by sending her son away at such a young age as well as other actions she took such as paying Johanna off and not telling Regina (or anyone) the truth of
But he has no choice but to let Justine take the fall for the death of his brother because he fears being seen as a madman. Later when Victor is told by his monster that he would leave to South America if Victor makes a second creation, he agrees until he selfishly destroys the second creation. “You have destroyed the work which you began...Do you dare to break your promise?” (181). Victor knew the consequences. He failed his parental duty to take care of his child and his needs and as a result he got Elizabeth killed.
Her death symbolizes the consequence of breaking the society’s principles by taking her life in her own hands and not doing what was expected of her. Lord Alfred Tennyson’s source of inspiration was the story ‘‘Donna di Scalotta’’ or the story of ‘’Elaine of Astalot’. Here, Elaine dies from a broken heart, due to the fact that her love towards Sir Lancelot was not mutual. She leaves a letter in which she explain she wants that her body to be put in
These visions make her believe she has blood on her hands that can’t was off, symbolizing what’s done cannot be undone. Furthermore, she started fearing for her life after Macbeth has sent murders to kill Lady Macduff and her children “Thane of Fife had a wife, where is she now?” (Act 5 Scene 1). The reason being is because Macduff betrayed Macbeth who flees to England. She wasn’t able to deal with it no more and her solution was death. In the end, Lady Macbeth succumbed to her guilt and choose
The fact that Romeo fails to comply with the rule that a Montague and Capulet cannot marry shows his impulsivity. Juliet only briefly thinks of the difficulty of the two families coming together, but is then drawn back to Romeo’s convincing suggestion. This situation is one of the fatal mistakes that leads to the death of Romeo, Juliet, and many others. In another instance, Tybalt engaged in a fight with Mercutio, Romeo’s best friend, resulting in Mercutio’s death. Mercutio stepped in to take Romeo’s place unaware of the fact that Romeo was now part of the Capulet family and therefore unwilling to fight Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin.
In William Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet Friar Laurence is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet for several reasons. First of all Friar Laurence marries Romeo and Juliet in hopes it would bring their families together and end the generations-long feud between the Montagues and the Capulets. Friar Laurence then decided to keep the marriage secret which goes against the reason he married them in the first place. By keeping the marriage the a secret the feud continued and led the fight between Romeo and Tybalt. This then led to Romeo 's banishment after the death Tybalt .
Haemon’s pride leads him to reject his father’s authority and destroys himself out of anger and grief Haemon is so upset that he stabbed himself because he seen that Antigone was dead. People of power such as kings are often forced to chose between family and law. In the book by Sophocles, King Creon has to make such a decision. He issues the edict to outlaw the burial of his traitor nephew, Polyneices. In reaction, his niece Antigone disobeys the law and buries her brother out of loyalty to her family.