Antigone and her sister, Ismene are together in two scenes, the prologue and the second scene. They always argue because of their different opinions. Ismene feels that although she loved her brother, he is dead, and they should respect the law and not bury him with honor. The other contrasts come between Creon and the guard and Haimon, who is Creon’s son, in the third scene. Creon and Antigone also contrast in the way they live.
In contrast, Creon is left shattered and ironically without family, having lost command of events after being so determined to remain in control. I suppose Perhaps Antigone was kind of over-reactedreacts. Before Antigone chooses to die, I highly appreciate her courage and responsibility, yet. But when I know she is going to kill herself, I begin to wander wonder about her inner thoughts. Maybe what Antigone cherished cherishes most was is her position of loving justice rathermore than her own brother.
Antigone’s Attitude Antigone is a very out-going, caring, and stubborn girl. She wants to make the point to Creon that she cared more about her family than life itself by going against the law to bury her brother Polynices, twice. The reason why she buried him the second time didn’t change from the first time, she just added more to it. The main reason was because it was her brother and she wanted to make the point that family is more important to her that listening to the law. Showing that she’s a caring and loyal person when it came to family.
She does not allow Tita to gain hope for Pedro Marquiz. The injustice of allowing Tita’s older sister, Rosaura, to marry Pedro in Tita’s place is one example of Mama Elena squashing Tita’s hopes of marrying Pedro.. Although Pedro pronounces his true intent and reaffirms his love for Tita, she is still a slave to her mother’s dictating family values. It is a constant war between Mama
The main reason for Henry's failure in obtaining an annulment was mainly due to the opposition of Katherine of Aragon, this is what is suggested in Source 4 as it strongly suggests that she was the cause of the failure. The source portrays Katherine as determined and will not give up until she gets what she wants "Henry's bullying only increased her determination". It was not only Henry who was pleading her to give up on here intentions to stay married to him, Cardinal Campeggio suggested that she became a nun meaning she would be married to the Church and then their marriage wold be claimed as invalid, but Catherine opposed the suggestion as that would meant she would lose her power as Queen and loose contact with her daughter Mary. Henry was dependant on the Bible passage Leviticus to attempt to prove their marriage was invalid. In Leviticus it states that if you marry your brother’s wife you shall remain childless.
Typically, a husband who can’t consummate a marriage should be abandoned without hesitation. When Bertrande is “urged by her relatives to separate from Martin, she firmly refuse[s]” (28). This decision reveals Bertrande’s “certain character traits…a concern for her reputation as a woman, a stubborn independence” (28). Bertrande cleverly calculates the advantages she possesses as a result of Martin’s incompetence. “Her refusal to have her marriage dissolved…freed her temporarily from certain wifely duties…gave her a chance to have a girlhood” (28).
In Antigone’s defense, loyalty cannot be granted overnight, but overtime or even in a full life’s span. For instance, Antigone suggests “Well when my strength is gone, then I’ll give up” (line 112). Antigone’s love, commitment, and devotion towards Polyneices continually motivates her to ensure that her brother receives his proper burial, even when she is denied assistance from her own sister Ismene to accompany her in her deeds. Moreover, through determination and direction from spirits higher than the sky, Antigone voices her opposing feelings against Creon’s invulnerable laws. For the Thebans, the newly enforced laws of Creon were expected to be abided by.
Antigone was also willing to change into a better person. She tried to get the idea of her “cursed” family out of her head, and attempted to stand up for her family by burying her brother. Even though her sister, Ismene, refused to help Antigone, Antigone still kept her mind on the goal. “You (Ismene) have made your choice; you can be what you want to be. But I will bury him; and if I must die, I say this crime is holy…” (Prologue.
Whilst Ismene grasps these notions, her sister, Antigone, does not. Antigone does not care about the previously set declaration of Creon, as she believes it is wrong. Creon will “not…keep [Antigone] from [her] own” (47). Although Antigone acts upon emotion because of the repulsive treatment of her dead brother Polynieces, she plays the role of a character resisting the preconception set by Creon that women are lesser then men. Opposing the viewpoint of Antigone, Creon, shows us his ideas of the role of a woman.
The use of ‘evade’ tells Abigail that he cannot be overcome and therefore she cannot overcome god like she has taken control of the Girls. Miller has used a comma before Hale says Abigail to prolong the pressure that Abigail is under as well as to lengthen the dramatic tension. The women of Salem are only seen as house wives, doing the normal roles of a mother and wife. Miller exerts an extreme amount of pressure on them to be a certain way; it is like Miller is expressing his view on women in ‘The Crucible’. The society preaches freedom however value uniformity more.