She wanted to marry Haimon but sacriﬁced this to bury her brother. Antigone puts God over the “law”. Unlike her uncle Creon, who puts law over family and God. " " " Both Antigone and Creon have their own ideas of what is "right" and what is "wrong". Antigone believed that the actions she took were done for the right reason, because they follow the law of the Gods.
Creon wants the body to lie in the sun unburied for all to see, so he can put fear into the hearts of the people. When his niece Antigone hears of this she says “What Creon says is quite irrelevant. / He is my brother. / I will bury him” (Sophocles 4). For starters, Antigone does not care about the law when she feels the law is wrong.
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
Because Antigone had nothing left to live for, while knowing the sentence of stoning, Antigone defied King Creon’s edict in order to fulfill her duty. Bound by her dead brother’s last wish for a proper burial, Antigone could do nothing more than respect and honor spilt family blood. The defendant, Antigone, was also compelled to commit this laudable act by the higher and more demanding laws of heaven. When faced with King Creon’s irrational edict and the edict of morals and the gods, Antigone chose the righteous and selfless
The readers are saddened because Antigone should not have died and she should be the queen of the kingdom instead of Creon. Even though Antigone dies in the end of the play, she does something important and meaningful before she dies. Her death is not a complete loss because she buried her brother and cleaned her conscience before she went to the underworld. "I should have praise and honor for what I have done." Creon tries to make things right in the end because the oracle tells him what he had done and the gods would be mad at him but is too
Creon refuses to dispose of Polynices’ properly. Antigone believes strongly in the afterlife that she does what she thinks is right. When Creon finds out that his niece has buried her brother he is infuriated. She thinks that people need to respect the dead, and since she sees no one acknowledging this she considers herself dead because she did what no other person thought of doing. Antigone knows that Creon knows what she has done and states, “I gave myself to death, long ago, so I might serve the dead.” Her brother not being buried changes the relationship she has with her uncle because her uncle now wants her to suffer and to e tormented for something she thought was right.
When Curley's wife screamed, he didn't know how to make her stop except to do what he did, but he did not intend to kill her. Curley, of course, is also looking for a way to achieve revenge for Lennie's crushing his hand so he will definitely try to kill Lennie in the most cruel way possible. He says he will "gut shoot" him. George must save his friend by a mercy killing.
Antigone is justified in burying her brother because no person should have to rot in the sun and be eaten by animals. Antigone is staying loyal to her family and the gods. Some people may believe that Creon did the right thing by sentencing Antigone to be buried alive. Furthermore, he is the king and his laws should be followed no matter what. However, Creon makes all of his decisions on his own and in pursuit of his professional goal of strengthening his power.
At that mental age, they would not have been able to handle reality. One may say that it is sinful to end a life in general, however what George did was a truly good action by sending Lennie to a better place instead of receiving torture from Curley, a very abusive and cruel man to Lennie. A good example that is similar to this is when Candy had to make the decision to end the life of his dog. Many workers disliked Candy’s dog because it was elderly and smelled horrendous, therefore wanted it dead. Like George, Candy only wanted his dog dead to prevent it from enduring the suffering that they both face from oppressors.
Even when Ismene tries to share the punishment in burying their brother, Antigone sticks to honesty and doesn't want to please someone who didn't believe in what she believed was right. Someone who did not stick to their beliefs was Creon in this story. Creon decides from the beginning that he will have Antigone executed for her crime. When confronted if Creon would take his own son's bride away from him, he immediately says, “Why not? There are other fields for him to plough” (651).