Creon should not continue as king because he is not a very good leader, he is too stubborn and proud, believes in different laws and gods as his people. For instance, Creon was not a great leader that Thebes deserved. A good leader is someone who considers the impact of what he says and does on others. Creon makes all of his decisions on his own and would not admit that he is wrong. Creon wants the people to obey him and respect him, but he has not given them a reason to.
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.
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. This direct defiance of the court took great courage, but lead to an accusation against him. He sacrificed himself for another, and there is no greater sacrifice. Believing that he would not get a fair trial, Giles decides to not plead “aye” or “nay” against the charges brought before him. He did this so that his land could be passed to his children, but the way they make accused individuals plead is by placing large rocks upon them until they plead.
His wife, friends, and innocent people were being accused for crimes they did not commit. He made heroic and difficult decisions in order to help the issue as much as he could. When he had to choose between confessing and hanging, he had an epiphany. He realized that John Proctor was not a bad man, but a good man that had sinned. When John understands what the source of his downfall was, he had the strength to stand up to the unmoral society and die in defense of the
Even though his own brother committed the sin, he knew it was wrong no matter who it was: "Maybe a jury will cut him loose. I wont. By god I wont” (143). Knowing most of Wes’s family is against the fact that Frank should not be punished; Wes puts his emotional feelings aside and grows up. Just by one fault by the closest man in his life, Wes realizes he has changed in better ways as things have gotten more complicated: “ My father stood for moral absolution ” (144).
This emphasises their selfishness towards their community. Mr Birling is supposedly the most selfish character in this play. He wants to protect himself and his family. He believes that socialist ideas that stress the importance of the community is ‘nonsense’ and that ‘a man has to make his own way.’ He wants to protect Birling and Co. He cannot see that he did anything wrong when he fired Eva smith- he was just looking after his business interests.
Although he does feel bad that he just abandoned him so close to the end of his father’s life, it didn’t stop him from doing it. “I went to look for him. But at the same moment this thought came into my mind: ‘Don’t let me find him! If only I could get rid of this dead weight, so that I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival, and only worry about myself.’ Immediately I felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever” (101). Here we saw Elie’s feelings towards his father really come through.
Events such as war can create distrust and fear among former friends. Dr Stockton’s neighbors in “The Shelter” demand that he sacrifice his own family’s safety to prove his friendship. However he puts his family’s safety first and refuses to open his shelter to his neighbors. In response, the neighbors show their true colors toward Dr. Stockton and his family. Their destruction of the shelter is also a destruction of the friendship, with the Stockton family.
Johnny wants his family to accept him, he want to be loved by his parent. He has never gotten that love because his mother didn’t love him and his father was a drunken alcoholic, who abused him. He seeks acceptance from the gang, and although stabbing Bob, which is completely out of character, as Ponyboy says “Johnny is the quite one”. (chp.1). He does it to protect Pony and so the gang would love him more and let him be a part of it.
Guilt and Blame The horrible experiences of guilt strip them of their humanity. Jimmy Cross was a great soldier who felt compelled to keep his soldiers safe at all times. Ted Lavender dies from war but because Jimmy was distracted for a bit, he felt guilty that Ted Lavender died because Jimmy loved Martha so much. He felt that he could have done something to save his life. But because he was distracted he couldn’t do anything.