Loyalty and faithfulness are traits expected of all mankind. They are the virtues that embody the highest ideals of a modern day person. Even from the ancient Greeks, loyalty demanded of human beings. However, during that time of era, these traits were only expected from certain people. In Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, the basic standards of loyalty and faithfulness are varied depending on the individual’s gender and relationships.
She made a big impact on her society and family. She was the strongest one out of her family but she still had to die. It was for a reason but the community needed her. Her sister was willing to die with her, Haimon died by fighting for her, and she died by letting Creon know what he did to his own family. He did not want to bury his own nephew, he wanted to kill Antigone for burying Polyneices, and tried to kill his own brother because the kingdom had a curse on it.
Ismene said, “But now I know what you meant; and I am here to join you to take my share.” As the story progresses, the effects of Creon’s decrees result in rebellion, unhappiness, and death. As mentioned before, Antigone performed an act of civil disobedience by burying her brother. Thus, she rebelled against Creon’s specific mandate. For a rebellion to happen, Antigone had to perform the action with all knowledge she would die or another punishment would occur. Rosa Parks experienced a similar situation.
A heroine is “a woman admired or idealized for her courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities” (Dictionary.com). Minerva was the first sister to get involved in the revolution, which made her a leader. She is willing to fight with everything she has,even if it brings danger itto her life. Mate is a sister that admired Minerva a lot. When Mate finds out that Minerva is sneaking out to secret meeting she asks her why she would do that.
She is the niece of the king Creon. Antigone had two brothers who were killed. One of her brothers, Polynices, was ordered by Creon to not be buried and anyone who attempted to bury him would be sentenced to death. Knowing this, Antigone still risks her life and buries her brother. In ancient greek times the burial of someone was considered very sacred, so as one may guess this caused a great problem.
Honor is what's on the inside Aristotle, an ancient philosopher, once said “You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” Honor is an important trait to have in a human being. In The Crucible John Proctor is faced with tough choices that describe his character and proves his honor to friends, family and to the community. Author Miller proves in The Crucible John Proctor is an honorable man by Johns loyalty, risking his good name and a good husband. To begin, Arthur Miller portrays John Proctor as an honorable man because he is loyal to his friends and family.
It is a symbol of guilt, and how when you do things this bad, the guilt can really never leave you. Guilt was indirectly the downfall of Macbeth, and was the downfall of Lady Macbeth. After killing Duncan, Macbeth proceeds to kill the guards, a totally logical move. But he then says that he killed the guards placing himself under the suspicion of many. He tries to save himself but still Macduff and others are suspicious of him.
With this condescending perspective, he is led to believe that he is above all others, which leads to his free choice. His free choice is represented by a quote from the guard surveying Polyneices body, “We saw this girl giving that dead man's corpse full burial rites—an act you’d made illegal” (337). Although Creon's own niece turns out to be the one that went against his word, he still chooses to follow through with the punishment even though the deed Antigone did was morally right. The punishment that he lays upon Antigone is excessive and unjust considering the crime. While in an argument with her, he calls to his guards proclaiming, “Take her and shut her up, as I have ordered, in her tomb’s embrace [...] Then leave her there alone, all by
Antigone did not think it was right, and decided to bury him saying “ But I will bury him; and if I must die, I say that this crime is holy: I shall lie down with him in death…”. Another opposing argument is that Creon needs to punish her. However, Antigone is Creon’s niece and as the king, you should not be sentencing people to death just because you have the power to, especially if
In the play “Antigone”, Polyneices and Eteocles, who are her brothers, have killed each other while in battle. Creon was an unjust leader, who has given Eteocles an appropriate burial for their religion, however, his proclamation stated that no one shall bury Polyneices. Antigone, a headstrong individual, then went against Creon 's proclamation, and gave the proper burial to her brother Polyneices. In the text, Antigone states, “Ismene, I am going to bury him. Will you come?”(Sophocles 752).
People think she did deserved to die because she went against her family, well so did Creon. Here’s the second reason she didn’t deserve to die, Polynices was part of the family. Even Though Antigone did go against her uncle, her uncle is also going against Antigone and the rest of the family. Antigone’s sister even thought it was right for Polynices to be buried in the walls. He is still human.
Throughout Sophocles’ tragic play, Antigone, main characters King Kreon and Antigone dramatically argue without compromise over the burial of recently deceased brother of Antigone, Polyneices. Antigone, while attempting to mourn for her family, symbolically buries Polyneices, going against the King’s decree (93-100). Out of anger, and an effort to establish his power, Kreon sentences her to an undeserving death just because she decided to respect her kin (441-496). In this case, I sympathize with Antigone more than Kreon because she peacefully acts on her beliefs knowing the consequences at stake. It takes a lot to stand up for what you believe in, especially knowing that the outcome will not bode well for you.