He cares about her wife, Eurydice, as well because Creon wanted to suicide when he saw his son and wife died in scene 8. In the play Antigone, Creon is not a loving ruler because he is stubborn and doesn’t listen to advice and Creon doesn’t listen or believe the prophet. He only wants what he thinks is the best. He doesn’t even bother asking the people of Thebes for advice. He is a one man state and will only does what benefits the people of Thebes.
Actually, he says, if she has to marry, Ophelia should marry a fool, as wise men know that women only make men into "monsters", even while knowing this Ophelia kept on loving Hamlet even though Hamlet would not respect her. In act 3 scene 1, Hamlet and Ophelia are having a conversation but Hamlet is just disrespecting her in front of everyone and she doesn’t say anything but stays quiet the whole time. Ophelia’s death was an unfortunate accident. She was at best dimly aware that she was drowning – ironically a solution to her
If he lets Antigone get away with burying her brother, it will make him seem weak, and the government corrupt. Creon is unaware of what his decisions do until the very end, when it is too late. Throughout the play, it is obvious that Creon is set up to fall, resulting in angst for his future and sympathy for his predicament. Creon’s strong leadership cannot change the decisions Antigone makes. Once Antigone makes up her mind, she does not waver.
Because he was blind to the prophecy, he blinds himself to remember everything he had done. His fate would have been execution, but by punishing himself, he makes other believe that he is punished. In addition to Oedipus avoiding his fate he is a coward in terms of his actions. He tells Creon to exile him far away because he is too afraid to deal with all that has happed. When he says “Drive me out of this country as quickly as may be to a place where no human voice can ever greet me.” (Ln.
This shows disloyalty towards his people who are very loyal to him. Through these points, it is evident that Odysseus lacks the necessary traits of a true hero. Superficially, his victories and valor make him seem as though he is heroic. Yet, the underlying issue is that Odysseus tends to be selfish, disloyal and cowardly. By the end of his journey the many occurrences of his flaws outshine his perceived heroic qualities.
You forget nothin’ and forgive nothin’” (155 Proctor). No matter how hard he asked for forgiveness, she did not believe him. When John Proctor was sentenced to his death, he had to confess to witchcraft. If he did not confess he would be hung. John did not want to die with the guilt of him not confessing, “ I cannot mount the gibbet like a saint.
But after her father yells at her and tells her if she doesn’t marry she’ll be kicked out of the house; she goes to Friar Laurence for advice. When Juliet takes the potion Friar Laurence gives her she has to think about it. This is something Romeo probably wouldn’t do. But love over comes her decision and she takes it. Nobody tells Romeo that it’s just a potion and Juliet’s not really died, he buys poison and goes to Juliet’s tomb.
“Friar Lawrence, less ambitious and more desperate than his fellow manipulators, does not hope that Juliet’s death will dissolve the families’ hatreds but only that it will give Romeo and chance to come and carry her off” (Snyder). At this point Romeo and Juliet’s relationship could not solve the problems between the families and the Friar was only uniting them. This is what made the Friar so repulsive. Even now after deaths and family issues, He treated the situation like a game. “Hold, daughter, I do spy a kind of hope, / Which craves as desperate an execution / As that is desperate which we would prevent (4.1.69-71).
He was unknown to the Capulet and Montague families, but a good friend of Friar Lawrence who allegedly gave him a letter to give Romeo informing him that Juliet was not really dead. Friar John was unable to deliver the letter to Romeo in Mantua as there was an infectious disease stopping him from leaving his house (Act Five, Scene Two). Friar John’s actions contributed to the suicides as they if the letter was delivered to Romeo, in result he would not have taken the poison which also lead to Juliet’s death. Friar John may not have had any motive towards these two suicides, but his actions were a large contribution towards
For example, when she trusts the Friar to get the information to Romeo. This information never gets to Romeo, which leads him to kill himself. Juliet could have told Romeo about her plan to take the potion and this would have prevented both of their deaths. Another bad decision was the marriage which complicated the already difficult situation. In conclusion Romeo and Juliet both sacrifice their own lives due to a lot of bad choices.