Another example of betrayal in the movie Mean Girls would be when Cady gets all of Regina’s good friends to turn against her. Another good example would be when Janis Ian gets mad at Cady because Cady starts to get sucked into the popularity, this also shows betrayal. These all are examples of betrayal that portray the theme “you have to be careful who you trust”. In the play Julius Caesar the character Cassius is plotting against the main character Julius Caesar. Caesar thinks Cassius is a good man and that he will not cause any trouble.
King Creon ruled that if anybody should bury the body in anyway whatsoever, they would be stoned to death. Despite the threats, Antigone could not let her brother go unburied. Her loyalty and devotion to her family caused her to break the law and eventually lead to her death. She was tainted from birth because of the fate of her father and brother, Oedipus. Oedipus was married to his mother and he killed his father, so the fate of his kids was not off to a good start.
He does not enjoy ruling and does not want to punish Antigone for her crime. He feels that, as ruler, he must punish her if her crime is discovered and takes actions to cover up her burial of her brother. He does not want to be the villain in the demise of his family and wants Antigone to marry his son, Haemon, and produce heirs to the throne. He fears that she will be seen as a martyr if he punishes her and only wants to keep peace in his kingdom. If she is seen as a martyr, Creon will be seen as the evil ruler who forced her to be executed and history will not be kind to him.
Creon sentences Antigone to death. An example of a tragic flaw for Creon would be when he said, “Whatever you say, you will not change my will” (759). This shows tragic flaw because Creon is stubborn with Teiresias and he doesn’t want to free Antigone. Antigone is determined to respect the God-given laws regarding the dead. Antigone risks losing her life, and Creon risks losing Cadmus, which was the founder of Thebes.
This change of emotions is caused by her overpowering love for Romeo. Her intense love for Romeo gives her to forgive him, as she thinks of reasons to justify Romeo’s actions. From “That villain cousin would have killed my husband” and “My husband lives, that Tybalt would have slain, / And Tybalt’s dead, that would have slain my husband.”, she convinces herself that Tybalt would have killed Romeo even if he did not die first, hence showing her loyalties lie with Romeo, not Tybalt or the Capulets any longer. Therefore eventually she reaches a conclusion, “Back foolish tears, back to your native spring”, that “All this is comfort, wherefore I weep then?” that it should be a good thing that Tybalt is dead so that Romeo can live and they can be
Her stubbornness of course, is what forces Antigone to rashly take matters in to her own hands, and take the body of Polyneices. She did not realize until she was about to die, that she had possibly acted foolishly. Antigone shared her flaw with Creon, who seemed to have an even more obstinate personality. Her downfall began with her proud soul and neglecting the King’s law. She goes against Creon to stay true to herself and her own family, and by that decision, her fate was sealed.
He let in the girl, and when she left She wasn’t a virgin anymore.” (Act lV, Scene V) She is desperate into being loved and wanting his attention that she has gone mad and has told everyone how she isn't a virgin anymore. This shows how Ophelia’s chaste independence on the men in her life; after Polonious death and Hamlet subsequent exile, she finds abruptly without any of them. This makes a connection with the photograph I took of me laying down with flowers looking back at my innocence and how much i would want to go back and make Hamlet love me again, and make my father listen to me. I am Ophelia in the picture. To be brief, Ophelia’s syndrome comes from 3 super egos that she has which her Masculine voice, men telling her what to do, her libido which is her sexual desire for Hamlet and wanted to be loved and cared for.
No women while I live shall govern me.” Antigone was a very strong young woman, so Creon was especially too proud to give in to her. In order to deal with this, he sentences her to a horrible death. Creon’s hubris and his stubbornness will eventually lead to his downfall. In order to convince Creon to see how punishing Antigone out of pride is wrong, a blind prophet named Teiresias said, “All men make mistakes; A good man yields when he knows he is wrong and repairs his evil. The only crime is pride.” Creon is killing her because he feels it will improve his image to his people so they will be fearful and obey his laws.
Anyone who buried Polynices would be punished by death. Creon does this to demonstrate to his people that anyone who tries to overthrow the king, as Polynices did, will be punished. He does this to protect his position as king, and the position of Thebes’ future rulers. Antigone decided to go against her uncle’s rule and bury Polynices. One might argue that Antigone acted not to disobey her uncle, but because she cared for her brother.
Hamlet faced himself with a painful loss and feels the betrayal towards his mother due to the reason that she married the murderer of her husband. Hamlets emotions start to change drastically due to the indecision of how to proceed his situation. Should he go towards revenge and fallow his duty as son or fallow his duties and expectations as Prince. Hamlet finds a way in which he could fallow his duty as son by killing Claudius in a manner in which he would not find fault in. Hamlet gathers evidence against Claudius and then has the right to comply with his revenge towards Claudius but also stays as Prince to fallow his responsibility.