“ You can 't convince anyone of anything. You can only give them the right information, so that they convince themselves”-Eben Pagan. In the story the characters all try to persuade one another to do to what one believes is right. Antigone begs her sister Ismene for help burying their brother which isn’t allowed to be buried. Ismene is afraid of the consequences yet Antigone doesn’t care about which gets her in serious trouble.
The people of Maycomb may have never been the fairest to him, but he would always be kind in return and rose above the negativity. Mrs. Dubose was an old woman who would criticize Atticus and his children any chance she got. But Atticus always warned the kids to not talk back, just let her say what she needs to and walk away. He said she was an old woman going through a lot of pain and is one of the bravest people he knows. Strangely enough, Atticus was also able to see the good in Mayella Ewell, and it tore him apart having to destroy her testimony on the stand.
Hermia neglects the notion that women should obey the men in their lives because she refuses to follow the wishes of her father, Egeus. As mentioned previously Egeus wishes for Hermia to marry Demetrius, but seeing as Hermia does not love him, she refuses to marry him. Ironically, Shakespeare also uses Hermia’s character to display the ways in
Antigone is very ambitious. She shows this trait when she seeks to give her deceased brother the proper burial, which was against against the law and defied the King of Thebes, Creon. She confronts her sister for help, “Ismene, I am going to bury him... Creon is not strong enough to stand in my way” (Sophocles). This shows she is ambitious because she knows that burying her brother is against the law and that there would be major consequences.
Instrumentality is another feminist objectification Symkyn’s wife is expose to in the tale. Even though Symkyn’s behavior towards his wife is far from loving and caring, he ensures that she is to be respected and treated as a lady of nobility. If the townspeople do not adhere to his request there will be in the form of his wrath, “Ther dorste no wight clepen hire but ‘dame’; / … / That with hire dorste rage or ones pleye, / But if he wolde be slayn of Symkyn” (Chaucer 3956-3959).
Lady Macbeth also rejects her motherhood, which no woman of that time would have done, showing that she’s not a normal caring, loving woman: ‘dashed the brains out,’ (1.7.58), saying that she’d rather kill her own baby then go against her word. The only thing that Macbeth aims to do is to please his wife and gain ‘co-equal love’, but Lady Macbeth might have realized that he thinks like this, so she plays with her power over him, she is the dominant one playing with her
On the other hand, it is quite possible that she is simply asking this question out of curiosity. She does not specifically wish to defy society, instead, she just wants to do what she wants and cannot understand why barriers stand between her and that dream. After discovering that her husband does not listen to his wishes, Mr. Pontellier furiously questions his wife, questioning her motive. To that, Mrs. Pontellier comments, "Nothing. I simply felt like going out, and I went out" (85).
She doesn’t realize what she's doing because she doesn’t know what to do with herself and her husband because the baby is what making them be together. I find it disrespectful and absolutely wrong when a guy causes abuse to a woman. There’s no reason for men to be putting their anger on women like that, it’s not the correct way to solve any issues. Cleofilas is a victim of domestic violence because of her husband. This all started after marriage that’s why I think Juan was using her.
The author, Sophocles, explains that the role of women is complicated due to Creon’s hatred of women, Ismene’s role is rational and compliant, while her sister, Antigone’s role is one of bravery and defiance. Creon’s hatred towards women causes Antigone's bold action that leads to her death. Creon states, “Then go below, and if you must be loved, love them! No women will rule while I live” (Ant 596).
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.
Sophocles’ play Antigone is an Ancient Greek tragedy that is still quite popular today. It is part of a series of three plays, starting with Oedipus Rex, a man who is destined to kill his father and marry his mother. His parents try to defy their son’s fate, but everything happens just as it was prophesied. Oedipus eventually can't live with himself and goes away to the mountains to be alone for the rest of his life and leaving his sons to rule Thebes instead. Eteocles and Polyneices decide to split the throne, rotating who leads every year.
Throughout the first and second scene, the theme human law versus divine law separates the two main characters Creon and Antigone, creating a deep conflict between them. At the beginning of the play, despite of the state and the human law, which Creon made, forbids her to do so, Antigone determines to burry her brother, Polynecies. She says to Ismene, “Creon is not enough to stand in my way. ”(15). Antigone believes that Creon has no right in the matter of burial, because it is part of the divine law and she believes divine law rules over human law.
Ideas on justice and law within Jean Anouilh’s Antigone as representations of the roles within Vichy France during the years nineteen forty to nineteen forty-four In response to critic Hubert Gignoux, Jean Anouilh stated that; ‘‘The rest of my life, as long as God wills it, will remain my personal business, and I will withhold the details of it.’’ This ambiguity that shrouds Anouilh’s personal life encapsulates his political beliefs. The vagueness of Anouilh’s Antigone enables people to make their own assumptions on its social messages and stances, and which roles are being depicted by which character. This essay will examine how characters’ standards of law and justice represent the roles within Vichy France during the start of the nineteen
Antigone, from the play, Antigone, by Sophocles, was the sister of Polyneices. Sophocles used tone, imagery, diction, and many other literary devices to show Antigone’s nobility and virtuosity, her hamartia, and her downfall. These are all three of the characteristics of a tragic hero. This defies her as a tragic hero. Sophocles recognizes Antigone as noble and virtuous by showing the love she had for her brother and wanting to give him a proper burial, even though it is against the king’s edict, knowing she could be punished.