This is because it is a motivator, a force behind the actions of any living thing. In Sophocles’ Antigone, fear drives Antigone to journey to Thebes fearing that her brothers (Polynices and Etocles) would kill each other and hoping to prevent such demise. She was perfectly happy where she was but because of her fear for her brothers’ lives, she changed. She then arrives in Thebes and both Polynices and Etocles are dead; one properly buried; the other, splayed out, outside of the city walls decomposing. Creon, ruling by fear, issued an order; if anyone buried Polynices they were to be killed.
Third, Antigone is a wonderful example of a martyr. Her legacy will live on, and inspire many other rebels to stand up for their beliefs. Antigone dared to defy the King’s threat of death to bury her brother, and shows true family pride. The people take pity on Antigone, and feel that she should be let alone. Haemon, Creon's son and Antigone's betrothed, states how the people of Thebes feel.
Creon believes strictly in Human Law throughout the play, which leads to his emotional isolation. Haemon is caught in the crossfire between Antigone’s belief in Divine Law, and Creon’s belief in Human Law, which results in his emotional isolation from Creon. Throughout the play, Antigone believes in Divine Law to the extent that it leads to her emotional isolation from Haemon and her own fate. Antigone`s firm belief in Divine Law leads to her emotional isolation from her own fate, demonstrated by the quote: “You are mistaken. I never doubted for an instant that you would have put me to death.” (Anouilh, 45) This quote shows the general and “at-ease” way in which Antigone speaks about her death, showing how she has emotionally isolated herself so that her death would not bother her.
Antigone claims that Creon’s power to make laws should only apply to those of the living, his power should cease with regards to those of the dead. Antigone’s believes that one’s life in the underworld should be joyous because it is eternal, and if her brother Polynices does not receive a burial then he will doomed in the afterlife to endless unhappiness. Creon does not dispute Antigone’s right to her own personal interpretation of Theban religion, however religion’s subjectivity prevents it from ever having any ruling power over people; each individual has a different interpretation of what religion means to them. State laws, on the other hand, are completely objective and are simple to understand and follow. Laws bring clarity to a dysfunctional world; they are the bedrock of the city.
Antigone is so determined to honour her brother, and equally certain that her path was the correct one that she believed that the punishment she would receive would ‘...not be any pain’ and would’ve been had she ‘...left [her] mother’s son lie there unburied.’ Antigone appeared to be unafraid of death, as she believed she lived in ‘...daily torment’ due to the inherited family “curse”. To Antigone, her death was unavoidable, and honourable thus she was able to bear the
Was it ethical for Frankie to euthanize Maggie? Yes, I do believe that Frankie was ethical in his decision of euthanizing Maggie. It is because prolonging Maggie’s life will just make her suffer more and she was already determined to die because she already fulfilled her dream of having a chance of fighting a title match. It was certainly horrifying how it ended for Maggie and it seems that prolonging her life will just make her suffer more. Frankie was placed in a very hard situation because of him being a devout catholic and the strong relationship that he had made with Maggie.
Although it was uncommon for the King to have many concubines, God deemed his relationship with Bathsheba unlawful, for she was a married woman, adultery to say the least. Anyway, David falling in and out of sin made me realize that if this “man after God’s own heart” can fall easily to temptation, so could I. I came to a point that I realized that no person can be perfect in God’s eyes, for even on our best days, like it says in Isaiah 46, we are “dirty rags” in the sight of the Lord, and trust me when I say this, you do not want to know what dirty rags are. David’s primary influence on me was that if he was such a great man and
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.
. So would you risk your family’s life for loyalty or stay hidden and do what’s supposed to be done. Martin Luther king jr. risked his and his family’s life for liberty and their rights. In Sophocles “Antigone” Antigone is loyal to her died brother polynecis, breaking Creon’s rules that can lead her to her death, Antigone risked her life for her brothers burial and soon enough would become a tragic hero. The politics in Antigone it shows how Antigone is loyal to herself and her brother polynecis.