Obierika and Okonkwo are still talking about Ikemefuna’s death, and Obierika tells of Okonkwo for taking a role in this act. He believes that this sacrifice will do nothing to please the Earth goddess. Obierika thinks that this act will only serve to anger her more and punish the people that helped to kill the innocent child. This develops the plot by foreshadowing that some retribution will be exacted for this act. The men who did this will have
Scene #1 Creon and Haemon are arguing about Antigone’s fate. Creon is outraged that Antigone has disobeyed his orders and buried the body of her deceased brother, Polynices. Haemon disagrees, trying to convince his father that Antigone’s act was honorable and pure. He thinks that Creon should listen to his people and spare Antigone’s life. Creon: The people of Thebes?
This denouncement of Mr. Putnam brought down an accusation upon his wife. He then stands strong against the court and brings forth a deposition, written by him, to help him free his wife. Contained within this deposition was the testimony of an unnamed individual within the community pointing out Thomas Putnam’s malicious motives to accuse his neighbors of witchcraft and buy their land after they had had there land auctioned off by the local government. Danforth then turns to Giles and asks who this person was. With the knowledge that this innocent man would then be accused of witchcraft as well, the courageous Giles refuses to reveal this innocent man’s name.
Question: 2) How did the early Christians view martyrdom? What did they believe the martyrs were accomplishing, either for themselves or for others, through their persecution and death? Response: Martyrdom is the persecution and death of religious members due to the refusal to denounce their faith. Early Christians viewed martyrdom as bringing them closer to God by detaching from worldly values and the materialistic “evil” world. Martyrdom showed how dedicated the Christians were to their faith and their refusal to denounce Christianity for anything or anyone.
He did not tell the people about his sin like Hester Prynne's was told. This sin made it unable for him to preach and bring a good change into people's lives because he was impure. People looked at him with great trust and saw him as a man of god but he betrayed that trust by giving into his feeling of lust for a short period of time. He is a impure minister of hidden dark secret which is against the rules of god, religion, society, and being a man of faith. The Scarlett Letter delivers a messege into our lives and teaches us an important rule in life.
When Creon forbids the burial rites of her beloved brother Polynices, she fails to comply with his demands, and goes out of her way to give him a proper burial. She knows the dire consequences of death if she disobeys Creon’s orders, but “she shows her father’s stubborn spirit; to not give away when everything’s against her.” Antigone even goes as far as to speak out against the King, by stating that his ‘edicts are not strong enough” because his laws do not overrule those of the gods. “She [I] knows her [my] duties… where true duty lies”, and Creon has “no right to keep her [me] from her [my] own.” Her determination and her pride is so immense, that she is not frightened of her possible death if caught going against the King. She also justifies her action by saying she is fulfilling her fate of the family curse. “This is the expiation…for the sin of my [your] father.” She is abiding in the wills of the gods and respects all their laws.
The concept is for the church to stay out of the state’s business and opponents are clearly crossing the line. They would not appreciate if the government came in to their church and tell him how to operate so they should mind their own business and stay out of the government’s business. Self-determination without compromise is a civil right. People should be able to choose a good death after they’ve lived a good life. It is the right of a terminally ill person to end excruciating pain.
The main conflict arises when Antigone decides to go against civil law and bury her deceased brother. She justifies her actions when she states that “Creon is not strong enough to stand in my way.” (Pro.35). She remains completely loyal to divine law because she believes that her life will be judged by the gods and her main goal is to please them. Despite civil law, Antigone trusts her
This conflicts her emotions because she wants to be able to mourn her brother, but she does not want to disobey her uncle. These emotions help reveal the theme because Antigone decides that she should bury her brother despite Creon’s law. Antigone is faithful to the unwritten laws of the Gods because she feels they are more important than those made by man. The theme of the play is also revealed through the external conflict between Creon and the Gods. Creon being stubborn and proud feels that he is above the laws of the almighty, he neglects to see the signs the Gods send as a warning until he has lost everything.
This illustrates that he wanted to kill Doodle because he didn’t do anything. This further proves that he really wants a brother to play with because he wanted a brother to run with and box with. Also Brother at the end of the story cry when Doodle die but at the beginning of the story he wants to kill him, as Doodle dies in the rain he cries for him, but in begging of the story fells some sort of hate for him. Therefore, this shows that over the time of knowing Doodle he matured and saw that Doodle really wanted to do all he could and be the best brother he could. Moreover, Brother wants to help Doodle but at the end as he sees he pushed Doodle to hard he cried because he regret all he did to him and thought about him.