The character Antigone from the play Antigone best represents Stage 6th ,Universal Principles, of Kohlberg’s Stage Of Moral Development because she believes that individuals should have natural rights. In the play Antigone has a sister called Ismene and two brothers, Polynesis and Eteocles. Polynesis and Eteocles killed each other for the throne. Since Polynesis attacked Eteocles first Creon decided to leave Polynesis dead body in the street, so Antigone believed that Creon’s rule was unfair and it was against her natural rights so she decided to break the rule and bury her brother’s body.
In the play Antigone the two main characters with conflicting motivations are Creon the king of thebes and Antigone the daughter of Oedipus. There conflicting motivations are, that Antigone wants to give a proper barely to her brother and Creon does not want Antigone's brother barely. “I admit I did it. I won't deny that.” (271) Antigone is admitting in front of Creon that she was the one that buried her brother even after she know she was breaking the law “I'd heard of it .
Since Antigone is very loyal to the gods and does not want to upset them. She is determined to bury her brother’s rotting corpse even though getting caught means death. After Antigone is caught burying Polyneices, she explains to Creon why she buried him and expresses why her loyalty to the gods is
“We have only a little time to please the living. But all eternity to love the dead. There I shall lie for ever. Live, if you will; live and defy the holiest laws of heaven.” This is when Antigone is talking to Ismene about burying their brother.
My Standpoint Civil Disobedience is an effective method of change that has been used throughout history against unjust laws. “Antigone” The story of “Antigone” uses this idea of civil disobedience through Antigone who defies the law given by her new king. As Creon starts off his first day of work he is emotional due to the loss of his eldest son. Because Creon is so emotional, he states that the person who brought war to the land causing his eldest son’s death, shall not be buried.
He also is implying that because Juliet is his daughter, she needs to follow the rules to protect their family's reputation. By Lord Capulet saying those things to Juliet he was verbally abusing her. This is why Lord Capulet is to blame for Romeo and Juliet taking their
By example, history’s dreadful suicide of Romeo and Juliet. The families’ feud led to their children’s deseace which resulted to end both of families’ heir to the throne. However, upon their deaths, the families made peace with each other. Furthermore, Juliet’s willing death created a statement for her love to Romeo ; she had rathered to die than to have married someone other than him. “What if it be a poison, which the Friar subtly hath ministered to have me dead, lest in this mariage he should dishonered, because he maried me before Romeo?” (4.3.
Shakespeare portrays an exchange between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth after the death of King Duncan: “As they had seen me with these hangman’s hands/List 'ning their fear I could not say ‘Amen’/ When they did say ‘God bless us!’” (2.2.30-32). The use of the phrase “hangman’s hands” implies a situation where an execution occurs because of orders from a higher power. Macbeth is being ordered to put King Duncan to death by a higher force, which is his wife in this case. The fact that Macbeth is unable to utter the holy sayings “Amen” and “God bless us” demonstrates that he feels guilty about his actions.
In the play "Antigone" by Sophocles, Antigone rightfully decides to bury her brother, Polynices, but when the king, Creon, finds out, she does not repent for her actions. She is a woman that stands for what she thinks is right, which in this case is that Creon is wrong for condemning the burial of her brother. She shows braveness with her actions because not all people have the courage to risk their own lives so that their brother can rest in peace. For instance, Ismene states "What? You 'd bury him – when a law forbids the city?"
The play is fired off by the improper burial of Polyneices, Antigone’s brother; she devises a plan to bury him even though it means breaking King Kreon’s law. As she attempts to bury her brother, she is caught in the act, and brought to Kreon. He refuses to take pity to the fact that she is his niece and his sons soon to be bride, and decides she should be imprisoned. However, while she is locked away, she takes her own life; this creates a dominio effect since Haemon also kills himself, and later Eurydice does as well. In the end Kreon is left empty and alone.
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.
Antigone was sentence to death by King Creon for burying her brother after King Creon made a law to where you couldn’t bury him. Antigone did not deserve to die. She was the King Creon’s niece. They are family, Creon probably watch Antigone grow up as a kid and now he wants to kill her. People think she did deserved to die because she went against her family, well so did Creon.
King Oedipus, Antigone’s father gouged his very own eyes when he found out that his wife is his mother, and her beloved brothers: Eteocles and Polynices, who killed each other in combat for the throne of Thebes. Ideally, royalty problems are kept behind closed doors; they have responsibilities and they should be cautious of their single movement or action. On the contrary, her flesh and blood family is not the typical royal family that they should be in the eyes of the public. However, her father, mother, brother Eteocles, and her ancestors, they all were graced during their deaths and thus are happy in the afterlife. She couldn’t allow Polynices to be left out of the family’s happy underworld union, the family is stronger together than separated.
Some actions are justifiable, while others are not. Antigone is a tragedy by Sophocles written in 441 B.C. as the third of the three Theban plays. The protagonist, Antigone, defies the law of man, placed by King Creon, by burying her brother Polynices who was decreed a traitor. In the play, most of Antigone's actions are justifiable because the intentions are dedicated to her family and following the law of the gods over the law of man.
Oedipus the King of Thebes stepped down from his throne and gave the kingdom to his two sons Polyneices and Eteocles. Each son would alternate every year but after the first year Eteocles refused to step down, drove his brother out to Argos. Polyneices wanted to rebel and attack his home city of Thebes to claim his throne. Eteocles resolves to fight his brother in combat and both end up killing each other. Creon the uncle of Antigone claims the throne and believe that Eteocles should be buried while Polyneices should be left to be fed on my dogs and birds.