What Antigone said is a tragic flaw because she killed herself. She refuses to step away from her morals, she isn’t going to step away from them, and she is stubborn. Creon is king and has a lot of power; he is a very reasonable and a very sensitive man. He loves his nieces, his son, and his wife, but, he isn’t heartless. Creon sentences Antigone to death.
Thus, Pearl’s existence gives her mother reason to live, bolstering her spirits when she is tempted to give up; acting as a hero who constantly saves her mother from the tortures of Puritan society. However, Pearl also acts as a constant remaindered to her mother of her inescapable sin, and therefore can also be seen as a non-heroic character. Throughout the novel Pearl constantly defends her mother when people of their community are threatening her. When Hester and Pearl are attacked by a group of children, who try to fling mud at them Pearl becomes angry. She frightens the children off and she throws rocks at them.
“Look here; I won’t talk another inch with ye, if you say any jokes about him!” Tess clearly honors her family as she has threatened not to talk to her friends again if they mock her father any longer. However I believe that Tess is in denial about her father’s position and has to make excuses as to why her father is behaving inappropriately . For example it says “The clubbists tittered, except the girl called Tess- in whom a slow heat seemed to rise at the sense that her father was making himself foolish in their eyes.” If Tess honestly believed that her father was in a high position in society she would not feel embarrassed that he was raving about it in public. She would be encouraging him and proud of him. Then in addition she says “He’s tired that’s all,” showing that Tess is in denial about her father’s position.
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.
Her obedience and dependence is a cover for her weakness and her need for a role model. Ophelia commits suicide due to her weakness as she cannot continue after her father’s death and cannot be her own role model. Ophelia is a very obedient person, this is evident in her actions, but as the play goes on, there is a realization that her actions of obedience are not just obedience, but her dependence on others. Ophelia is a weak character, her actions against Hamlet is an act of obedience to her father. In the beginning of the play, Ophelia’s feelings for Hamlet are known when she tells her father, Polonius, about him.
Although Antigone and Creon both exemplify the characteristics of a tragic hero, Antigone is heroic for standing up for what she believes in while Creon is cowardly. Antigone, being the tragic hero of the play, has to make the decision of giving her other brother a proper burial or not, which puts her sister, Ismene, and her life on the line. Even though Ismene says.... which means she doesn’t want to be involved with the whole situation. Antigone is careless over the whole situation even if that means burying him may kill her. She was not afraid to admit to the burial.
Granted, she plays no part in the political activism, but she does so much to ensure the quality of life of her sisters’ families. On the verge of insanity, she pulls herself together and says aloud to herself, “Courage! It was the first time she had used that word to herself and understood exactly what it meant” (Pg 199). At this moment, she finally realizes that her courage consisted of staying strong for herself and her family instead of selfishly running away. She no longer puts herself down for what she thought was cowardice in not joining her more active sisters in a fight for a greater cause.
After Hero was accused and fainted at the wedding, Beatrice wanted to avenge Hero’s integrity and honor. However, because she was a woman, she could not and was forced to seek help from Benedick. She convinced Benedick to do what she wanted to, because he was a man and he could do something about it. In conclusion, men and women we’re
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
Justice is essential to living an ordered and supportive world as seen through the mistreatment of King Lear by his daughters, the tricks Edmund played on his family, and the eventual deaths of Goneril, Regan, Edmund. The order of the kingdom was destroyed after Lear passed on his power and land too soon. By giving away much of his power before he died, Lear messed up the great chain of being, putting his daughters above him. Lear’s Fool pointed out his mistake in doing so but Lear didn’t listen and therefore didn’t fix the problem before trouble came. “I have used it, Nuncle, e’er since thou mad’st / thy daughters thy mothers; for when thou gav’st / them the rod, and put’st down thine own breeches,” (I iv 176-178).