Caesar had been betrayed by Brutus when he murdered him; while Caesar had trusted him and thought him as his right hand man. “It must be by his death, and for my part, I know no personal cause to spurn at him, But for the general. He would be crowned. How that might change his nature, there’s the question” (Shakespeare 847). Brutus feels he needed to kill Caesar because he believes that Caesar wouldn’t be a rightful ruler for Rome.
If I were in the same situation as Antigone, I would not choose the same choice which is burying a brother and be killed. I think that most people usually want to protect themselves instead of making dead person comfortable. However, Antigone was very brave and considerate of her brother; hence, she chose burying her brother. In the play Antigone, she claimed that she does not care what other people think about her and what she only cares about is how her dead brothers think or feel. This was so impressive for me because I cannot think the same way like Antigone does.
Romeo’s problems arose when he got banished for avenging Mercuito by murdering Tybalt. His decision to murder Tybalt was not entirely thought through. In fact, after Romeo kills the Capulet, he exclaims that he is ‘fortune’s fool’ (73) line 132. Additionally, his banishment certainly contributed to his death because it kept him away from Verona and Juliet. If he hadn’t gotten banished, he would have been aware of the plan the Friar and Juliet had created.
Cassius was manipulative and knew Brutus would fall for this. (II.i.46-52) Brutus next believed that the common people would believe him that the killing of Caesar was for the good of Rome. He thought the people would believe him just be... ... middle of paper ... ...his mind he believes he dies in a noble way because he said it would be less noble to go back to Rome as a prisoner. Brutus shows denial about the way he changed. In his heart he believes he is still honorable but not to the eye of Cierro.
Sympathy is felt for Antigone because she was punished for take a stand for what she believed to be the right thing. Unfortunately the risk she took was going against her uncle Creon, who so happened to have power over her. It was a tragic situation that Antigone was to be killed for such a ridiculous crime. Although Antigone should not have been punished for that law she had broken, she was willing to accept her death sentence. She said to Creon, “These laws- I was not about to break them, not out of fear of some man’s wounded pride, and face the retribution of the gods.
After reading the play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ I have decided that the fatal flaws of Romeo, Juliet and Mercutio are partly responsible for their own deaths. Even though they did not intentionally cause their death, they did intentionally cause the factors which led to their deaths for example opposing their parents’ decision, marrying each other, getting into fights, and loving each other too much. But I do not think that they are greatly responsible when their families are more responsible. The families Capulet and Montague had the biggest impact on the lives and deaths of Romeo, Juliet and Mercutio. If these two families did not hate each other and kill their children with their love for one another, the outcome of the play would be different and William Shakespeare's tragedy of Romeo and Juliet would not be the great story that it is today.
Antigone The characters in the play Antigone all suffer a downfall of some sort. The major characters suffer the most, though. In this short essay, I will document on how the two main characters, Creon and Antigone, both inevitably become tragic heroes. The first example that I observed in Antigone was her self-righteous plight to bury her brother. She believes that what she is doing is right, and that she will do it no matter what the consequences, because he was her brother, her blood.
Ismene opposes the idea, but Antigone is not swayed, or even thinks twice of reconsidering. She is a martyr, willing to die for her dead brother's sake, "A death martyrdom can render blest". When Creon leaves her in the tomb to die she feels self-pity. Nonetheless, she is a tragic heroine. Ismene- She believes in listening to Creon even though his actions are wrong.
Antigone “Make these excuses, I will heap/ The earth over my brother’s body” (63). Although no one would help her, Antigone took a stand against injustice and honored her brother by burying him, even though Creon said this act would be punishable by death if anyone committed this act of insubordination. Especially in the age that Antigone lived in, it was considered foolish to simply go against a man’s orders, let alone the Kings. Not to mention that Antigone was related to the King, making the situation even worse. She committed a supremely precarious action, especially for a woman.
They both died, one brother Etocles soldier of Creon received the proper burial and the other brother Polynieces was just left in the ground. Creon demanded that nobody would touch him and burry him because he was a traitor. Antigone goes against Creon's rule, she doesn't care if he'll kill her or not. Later Creon finds out that Antigone was going against him of burring her brother and now he wants to punish her. Antigone begs him to kill her she says, "I should have praised and honor for what I have done."