After discovering the Creon’s news that Polynices would not be allowed to receive a proper burial, condemning him to a cursed afterlife as punishment for treason, Antigone and Ismene reacted very differently. Antigone believed that Polynices deserved a proper burial and was determined to bring honor to her family and her brother, regardless of the consequences. Ismene also believed in bringing honor to her family, but had very little opinion toward Polynices’s burial. Instead, Ismene argued with Antigone that suffering for their deceased brother would solve nothing. Ismene argued that everyone in their family except themselves and their uncle, Creon, had faced death and facing it themselves would solve nothing.
Although, what may seem right to one does not necessarily mean it is right for others or even just one and this could lead to many consequences. Antigone’s story is primarily about her wanting to give justice to her dead brother. Her mind revolves around the principle of family over everything else. No matter what law is or could be broken or the possibility of someone getting hurt, family always comes first. Despite her brother coming to attack Thebes and dying as a traitor, she is loyal
At first, it is evident Hester is mindful of Pearl’s father, since she will not reveal who is, an act that would submit him to shame as well. Hester isolates herself in sin; therefore, she isolates herself in the distant cottage. When Governor Bellingham attempts to move Pearl elsewhere, Hester knows she can depend on Dimmesdale to convince him otherwise because Dimmesdale is the father. Because Dimmesdale has assisted her, Hester concludes “there lay a responsibility upon her, in reference to the clergyman” (Hawthorne 125). Likewise, when they are by the brookside, it is confessed Hester “still so passionately” loves Dimmesdale.
One of the values given to Patria is family values. She truly would give herself up to Trujillo for her family in exchange. The only reason the sacrifice did not come through was because Patria was praying to the portrait of Trujillo in the quote provided above. Anyone, and I mean anyone, that would throw the future of their life away for their family to live, definitely loves them with all their
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?"
In “The Chrysanthemums”, Elisa is supposed to stay loyal to her husband even though her marriage is not that interesting. In “The Lottery”, whoever draws the slip with the black spot within a family must be stoned to death. There is no way of breaking the tradition for it has carried on for many years. Each of these main characters is responsible for not breaking what society decided is to be a norm. The conformity is what guides the members of society and influences their beliefs but if they were to break the norms, society would look down upon them.
One of Antigone 's tragic flaws is being loyal to the gods and her disloyalty to Creon. At the beginning of the play, Creon puts out an order that Polyneices, Antigone 's brother, may not be buried because he was a traitor. Antigone is not going to put up with this, she is going to honor the gods and give her brother, Polyneices, and rightful burial, even if it means being executed for her doing. Antigone 's determination to honor the gods and her brother is one of her tragic
Antigone had a couple different reasons as to why she decided to bury her brother. The first was familial loyalty. She felt that it was her responsibility to bury him because he was her brother. She would never have another brother because her parents were dead, so to leave him unburied would worse than to leave a husband or son unburied. The second reason was that she thought that punishment from the gods would be much worse than any punishment that Creon could give.
Another main part of symbolism is his wife and loved ones. He had only but his one loved one. His wife was his main part. Although he loved his wife very much he didn't want to tell her the sin that he has done. "The dismal shade must separate me from the world: even you, Elizabeth, can never come behind it" At this point, he is telling his fiance that no one would be able to see his face under the veil.
The Dolly’s morals are shown best when Teardrop shows up to rescue Ree from being beaten. Teardrop tells everyone to leave Ree alone, saying she is just about the only family he has left (64). He knows the importance of family and the morals they follow place the importance of family high up, to the point where he instructs the Miltons that they need to get through him before going to Ree. Teardrop would not allow Ree to be killed when she is just trying to keep her house safe, not when her dad was killed because he loved his
(page 257)" Najmah feels as if she is putting Nusrat a life on the line when she goes with her any where now. Najmah 's solution to that is to leave her so no one will get hurt. Other people in Nusrat 's family do not support the idea of Najmah and Nur leaving but they still want to help. " 'From Mazar-i-Sharif, general Durrani 's men will take you on to Kunduz, ' Sultan says. 'It will still be dangerous, but having them protect you is the
SECRETS Portia, Brutus’s wife, wanted to know Brutus’s secret for many worthy reasons. Portia cares about her husband and his well being and wants to know what is troubling him, offer her help. A wife or husband should not pressure their spouse into telling them their secrets because they should have already told them. Every situation is different, but a married couple should be very closed and be comfortable to talk to them about anything. Couples should be best friends and not hide things from each other because then there is no trust in the relationship.
Do not underestimate the power and determination of a mongoose. Never give up when people doubt you. When an enemy is on a mission to hurt their families they will do whatever it takes to protect their family and keep the enemies away. Rikki-Tikki’s human family was in danger of harm, but Rikki Tikki did whatever it took to protect them and keep them from harm. He was underestimated by his enemies, but they regret that because now they are forever dead.
The strength of a family,like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other. With antigone going against her father wishes have turn her back on her own family.strength in family was a way to understand them.family can be more loyal than any army. In antigone she is stuck with the option of listing to the law or gods law.As she wants to bury her brother.Her fathers law states that he shall not be buried.She did not follow his law so she can obey gods law.She turned her back on family for gods law.We grow up learning that family means alot to us.So we are suppose to be loyal to the end. A family’s strength is in trust and respect.She still choose family since she buried her brother.By going behind her dad to help her brother is loyalty
One examples of this is Aunt Alexandra. Aunt Alexandra hides her true self by nagging people and being strict. Even though she hides her true self, a few people like Atticus knows that she actually cares about her family more than nagging people and being strict. In the following quote, it will show how Aunt Alexandra was before she showed her true self to Miss Maudie and Scout. “She never lets a chance escape her to point out the shortcomings of other tribal groups to the greater glory of our own …” (page 172) In this quote, Scout is talking about how Aunt Alexandra doesn’t ever let a chance to nag people about how pure her family is and how impure their families are.