King Creon shows that he cares about Antigone. He tries to save her life but she is stubborn and makes a sacrifice to bury her brother which was against the law. King Creon seemed like he was impressed by Antigone since she chose a plan and did not back down from it. Antigone knew the punishment that would follow after burying her brother, her death. Creon may think she is just as stubborn as her father Oedipus once was.
Antigone weeping with despair, “But I will bury him; and If I must die, I say that this crime is holy; I shall lie down with him in death, and I shall be as dear to him as he to me”(192). As Ismene chooses not to follow Antigone's plan , Antigone is totally surprised that she is being let down by her own family. This does not stop Antigone to fulfill what she believes is right. Afterwards, she gets caught burying her brother and is forced to face the consequences. She then finds herself
The honor of her brother and her family was very important to Antigone. She knew what she was doing was against Creon but if what she was doing was just within her then the Gods would accept it. Later in the play Antigone changes her view on death and regrets not being able to have a family. “Unblest with any marriage, any care of children; destitute of friends, forlorn, yet living, to the chambers of the dead see me descend” (Antigone p.34). Her failure to see the potential in life was one of the turning points in the play.
King Creon lets it be known that Polyneices, Antigone’s brother, the traitor is not to be buried, but his sister Antigone defies the order because of the values she holds. For instance, Antigone believed that god’s law should come before everything. Creon believed that everyone should listen to the laws of man but Antigone doesn't agree with this because she believes that the laws of the gods should be held above
Oedipus suffers his own tragedy in the stories before this one. Antigone is also Oedipus half brother, since Oedipus married his mother. Antigone's own tragedy is still in motion. Antigone needs the help of her sister, Ismene. Ismene’s submissive and timid personality makes Antigone dismiss it, an example of Antigone's tragic trait.
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.
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.
Antigone chose to follow her conscious despite of the consequences. She could have buried her brother in secret but she felt that what she was doing was right and her actions were following the laws of the gods. Her decision to act publicly ended in her death, however she was still satisfied with her decision. Acts of conscience such as Antigone’s should be made public to be affective. If Antigone had decided to keep her actions a secret, Creon would have never lost his family and would have probably stayed a stubborn and unforgiving king.
Lord Capulet’s attitude just suddenly changed because he would rather have a great family reputation instead of his only daughter marrying her love. “Not proud you have, but thankful that you have. Proud can I never be of what I hate, but thankful even for hate that is meant love.” 3. What is the Nurse’s advice to Juliet? Why is this hurtful to her?
Aylmer shows his weakness when he sacrifices the closest thing to perfect in his world, his wife, to his work and obsession for control over her. Georgiana, likewise, shows weakness when she chooses death to make her husband happy as opposed to finding anyone else that would have done everything in there power to love and respect her even with the birthmark. Aminadab, who is not, mentioned much throughout this story but, he is just as important as Aylmer and Georgiana. He tells Aylmer, “If she were my wife, I’d never part with that birthmark.” This depicts the characteristic of Aminadab, a man of nature rather than a man of science. Therefore, his main flaw; he should have not departed from nature to work with a man of