This theme was showed continuously throughout the book when Antigone stuck with her brother’s wishes and didn’t back down – even through adversity. Antigone followed through with burying her brother based on the principle of honoring him, which is very admirable. After she buried him, Creon looked for the one who disobeyed him and buried Oedipus. Antigone, knowing very well her punishment if she was found guilty, stated “I admit I did it. I won’t deny that.” (Antigone 500) This was a truly unselfish act and by saying this she showed that she was confident in her decision to put
In the play “Antigone” written by Sophocles, it is clear that both family and authority are honoured in many different ways. Both Antigone and Haemon honor family while Creon and Ismene honor authority. Antigone values her family as she fights against the law to bury her unburied brother, Haemon shares his thoughts with his father and also through his love for his bride shows family honor. Creon shows arrogant thoughts towards the ideas of family honor when he creates the law that his nephew should not be buried, Ismene shows strong honor to authority as she does not help her sister bury and honor her brother. Throughout this play Sophocles contrasts family vs authority which diminishes and changes relationships between family members and characters.
In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet’s love comes to a quick end when they both die. They were both from rival families making it harder for them to be together. Friar Lawrence is responsible for their deaths because he puts together the plan for Juliet’s fake death. This plan fails and ends with Romeo and Juliet dying. The death of the star crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet was caused by Friar Lawrence.
Tearing apart a family does not mean arguing or having an affair, but it could also mean question and not finding the answers. This shows how AIDS is a destructive disease that not only harms the victims, but also their families. * She stood up and fought for Esther, this shows that Chanda loved her friends a lot. She has the will and braveness to make the decision of accepting her friend and to take the responsibility afterwards. This is an important point of
She deliberately follows through with her marriage to Edgar Linton, despite her open proclamations of love for Heathcliff, with whom she grows up and loves irrevocably, only to unceremoniously abandon because of his insufficient societal rank. She knows that Heathcliff feels devastated, yet does not believe that she has been disloyal to him. She is too blind to see past her own momentary desires. As a result of her betrayal, Edgar and Heathcliff are tossed into a downward spiral of competition, jealousy, and heartbreak. Edgar loves Catherine unconditionally, but knows he has been rendered second-best to a man for whom she holds deeper affections.
Throughout the play, both are extremely important to each character, but family happens to dominate obeying the laws of Thebes. Antigone, the protagonist of the play, is loyal to her family from the beginning. Upon hearing the news that her brother, Polynices, will be left unburied and left to rot, she has one mission. Antigone is determined to bury her brother, aware that she is breaking Creon, her uncles, rule. Antigone is also aware of the consequences of her actions, which may result in death.
Evidently Lady Bracknell values society and its values, saying, “Never speak disrespectfully of Society,” but she goes totally against these values by playing the role of her husband in her daughter’s life (hypocritical). In addition, the conversation between Lady Bracknell and Jack is controlled completely by Lady Bracknell. She is asking all the questions – in charge of the flow of the conversation – she is pushing/forcing everything she wants to know out of him. Evidence for this is ‘Mr Worthing! Rise, sir…’ this supports my statement above and conveys to the audience the power (authority) Lady Bracknell possesses over Jack.
Nora’s delusions on her husband, the world and herself guide audiences to see Ibsen’s perspective on the power of delusions. Secrecy between Nora and Torvald was the key factor to the destruction of their marriage. Nora always had “something to be proud of. It was [her] who saved Torvald’s life” (159) through forging her dying father’s signature, which was a great offence “because a wife can’t borrow without her husband’s consent” (160). All throughout Nora’s married life, she had made herself believe “a man can straighten out things so much better than a woman” (185), and always looked up to Torvald as a hero who is incredibly in love with her and “he wouldn’t hesitate for a moment to give his life for [her]” (194).
In addition, the loyalty between Antigone and her brother is unbreakable. Antigone knows the risks that will happen if she buries her brother, so she takes her sister Ismene outside the city walls to discuss her plan. Antigone says, “To give my brother a burial. I'll be glad to die in the attempt,-if it's a crime.”(P.70-71), which means that she is not afraid of anything and is prepared to do whatever it takes, even if it means to die trying, respecting her brother’s spirit so he can be at rest. Antigone is justified in burying her brother because no person should have to rot in the sun and be eaten by animals.