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, Antigone falls into stage 6th, Universal Principles, of Kohlberg’s stages of moral development because she believes that Creon’s rules abuse her natural right and her morality and that makes her be obligated to disobey the
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 . How could I not?
When Antigone’s two brothers, Eteocles and Polyneices, die in battle against one another, Eteocles is given a proper burial and ceremony, but King Creon orders that no one is to bury Polyneices for being a traitor. It is made a law that if anyone is to bury Polyneices, they will be sentenced to death. 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. But, Ismene does not want to be punished for entombing her brother against the new king’s orders.
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. However, this person that is not to be buried is Polyneices, brother of Antigone.
He said to her “an you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the streets”(III.V. 193) stating that he will throw her out and disown her. He also said “for by my soul i’ll ne’er acknowledge thee,/nor what is mine shall never do thee good (II.V. 194-195)” meaning if I see you I will try not to acknowledge that you are there. He also is implying that because Juliet is his daughter, she needs to follow the rules to protect their family's reputation.
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. This further emphasizes the concept that Macbeth’s head and heart did not want to kill King Duncan, but his hands carried out the murder on behalf of his wife.
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.