Antigone believes that without burying her brother he will not have a good after-life. Antigone even goes as far as burying him twice. Antigone is more admirable in that she is not selﬁsh. She cared for her brother so much that she would go through all this trouble to give him a good after-life. She wanted to marry Haimon but sacriﬁced this to bury her brother.
In Sophocles’ Antigone, the main character Antigone chose to disobey Creon’s edict and bury her brother. She did this because she wanted to respect her brother’s dignity and rights as a human being. Antigone states that she would rather be caught betraying her king than betray her dead brother. She shows her loyalty when she states that “I won’t be caught betraying him… I’ll do my duty to my brother.” (Antigone 58-59) After hearing Antigone say this – her sister, Ismene, states that they should not disobey the king and not go through with burying Oedipus. Ismene’s argument was that “we must remember that by birth we’re women, and, as such, we shouldn’t fight with men.” (Antigone 77-78) Antigone with such a passion of honoring her brother states that no matter what, she will follow through with her mission.
As Antigone fights against the authority to bury polynecies she comes into conflict with her uncle, Creon. Creon decides that she is to be punished even though she is family. He also gives her a chance to say that it wasn’t her, but she takes pride in the honor of her brother, and pride in the struggle that she went through to stay faithful to her family. This leads to conflict between her and Creon which diminishes their relationship “I intend to give my brother burial. I’ll be glad to die in the attempt,-- if it’s a crime, then it’s a crime that God commands.” This is stated by Antigone and it is showing that she would give her life to stay loyal to her family and to give her unburied brother the proper
Ismene's conflict revolves around both her sister Antigone and Uncle Creon. She cares for her sister and wants her to stop her “foolishness.” While she does not seem to agree with Creon's decree, she recognizes it as a law straight from the king and finds herself supporting it due to her subservient nature and beliefs. So while Ismene loves her sister, she instead chooses to side with Creon’s orders and does her best to talk Antigone out of her
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 doesn’t want all the blame on her so she insists that the rest of the family says what they have done so she doesn’t feel so bad because they also ‘helped to kill this girl’ as Gerald says. She can be seen as more considerate than
She was able to prove to the judge her case, but mainly happy because she still wants to hurt her husband. Regardless of the fact that he put himself in this situation, T. Smith can not help but to flaunt her fiancée, feed into the fact that her ex husband still wants her, but can’t have her. She describes him in such derogatory terms, that it makes me feel that in order to have so much hate and hurt, there must still be love and regret. I believe that she still wishes that if her ex husband would have just been good to her, she would still be with him. I believe that she does feel bad that her children, who once really loved their father, have become bitter towards him now.
I’m not. This is only for now. Once I get my brothers and sisters back, things’ll be different.” This shows that she doesn’t consider her self as a prostitute and after all she’s just doing it to bring her brothers and sisters back. In short, she went through all this hard time just for her family; it shows she’s really attached with her sisters and brothers. She’s the kind of person that would do anything to protect their family.
Although she has learned a lot from her schooling and has a better knowledge than her mom & sister, I feel she possesses this know-it-all attitude about what heritage really is. Although Wangero does make a good point in saying that heritage is beautiful and should be shown as art for people to appreciate, I just feel she went about the situation all wrong. Maggie is at first a docile character, until she sees her sister disrespecting her mother and then she stands up because her mother doesn’t. I am not saying I have no sympathy for Maggie. Based on the theme of the story I feel that Maggie has a greater, more genuine appreciation for her heritage.
Manka would fight for what she believed in and would do anything to get what she wanted. She loved her husband very much. Mrs. Mallard was very weak and the author showed this by talking about her weak heart. She did not seem to love her husband and was glad to be free from him at last when she thought he was dead. Had she have been as strong as Manka and did not want to be married, she would have just left her husband.