In Sophocles’ Antigone, the main character Antigone chose to disobey Creon’s edict and bury her brother. She did this because she wanted to respect her brother’s dignity and rights as a human being. Antigone states that she would rather be caught betraying her king than betray her dead brother. She shows her loyalty when she states that “I won’t be caught betraying him… I’ll do my duty to my brother.” (Antigone 58-59) After hearing Antigone say this – her sister, Ismene, states that they should not disobey the king and not go through with burying Oedipus. Ismene’s argument was that “we must remember that by birth we’re women, and, as such, we shouldn’t fight with men.” (Antigone 77-78) Antigone with such a passion of honoring her brother states that no matter what, she will follow through with her mission.
We have to realize that they are the ones in pain and that they are just prolonging what they know is going to happen. By prolonging their death just makes it that much harder to deal with. It is easier said than done, but if you stop and think about it and put it in God’s everything will be okay. I agree with her being by her father’s side and reassuring him that he was no burden to her. I disagree that she didn’t discuss what he wanted to do and do it regardless how it was hurting her.
She doesn’t want all the blame on her so she insists that the rest of the family says what they have done so she doesn’t feel so bad because they also ‘helped to kill this girl’ as Gerald says. She can be seen as more considerate than
She wants to prove to George, and possibly reaffirm to herself, that his jilting did not ruin her nor did it stop her from pursuing familial happiness. He did, however, affect her life and produce a change in her—she became adamant with life management and order. This change explains why Granny tries to control her time of death (for the second time). Becker contends that “despite the fact that her external life is so carefully ordered, her internal life is not redeemed” (1168). In “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall,” Granny’s journey towards death grants the reader an understanding of two archetypes: the unhealable wound—George jilting Granny which induces her overwhelming independent nature—and journeying towards death/rebirth—which is Granny’s time spent on her death bed, reflecting on George jilting her.
She was also the only one to send flowers to the funeral, which later, doesn't seem like such a good idea. After the freak accident, Julie made the biggest change in character by becoming a better student, trying to do the right things, and staying out of trouble. At first, Julie was the only honest one, but after the secret is reborn, Ray starts to regret not putting an end to it that previous summer. Ray is Julie’s ex-boyfriend and is in between decisions, and in between relationships. Ray symbolizes regret.
Mary did not care if she was being dishonest or a hypocrite. It was more important to her to live and tell them what they wanted to hear. Mary Warren had herself to blame for showing hypocrisy. In The Crucible hypocrisy tended to be used as an “excuse” to save someone’s life or in contrast, take someone’s life. In that day in age no matter what morals one had they were “dead” when being questioned.
The first thing we experience as an audience is the burial controversy. Although the proper burial of her brothers body was forbidden, Antigone’s moral standards would not allow or such a thing. Her sister, Ismene warned her it is not her responsibility as a woman to “aim too high, too far.” Antigone admitted to her guilt with honesty which might just have been her tragic flaw. And she did not allow her sister to take blame neither, sparing one life. Perhaps, because she saved one life, the rest would have to fall.
She knows that she is going to die but she wants to die pure, without the moraphine in her system, It’s when you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what” Mrs Dubose ends up dying but she did what she thought was right and she followed through with her self commitment even though she knew she was “liked to begin with”. Atticus would rather that people fought without weapons and instead used their knowledge and the truth to overcome problems, “Try fighting with your head for a change it’s a good one even if it does resist learning” 76 explains that using your head to fight is a better methos than to use force or weapons of any
The readers are saddened because Antigone should not have died and she should be the queen of the kingdom instead of Creon. Even though Antigone dies in the end of the play, she does something important and meaningful before she dies. Her death is not a complete loss because she buried her brother and cleaned her conscience before she went to the underworld. "I should have praise and honor for what I have done." Creon tries to make things right in the end because the oracle tells him what he had done and the gods would be mad at him but is too
He also is loyal when he goes and rescues them from Circe. He could have not buried Elpinor and he did not have to rescue his crew from Circe. Another person that show loyalty is Penelope. She could have just picked one of the suitors but she believed Odysseus was alive and she was going to wait for him. The sad part about this is that Odysseus was not loyal to Penelope.