They both are challenged in the way that their lives have been upset by something new. Antigone’s attempt at a heroic action, burying her brother when it was against Theban law to do so. The Theban law prohibited the burial of those that were not loyal to Thebes; however Antigone did so anyways (SP1a). She created chaos for Creon when his whole family died. Creon supposes that all his decisions benefit the whole community, whereas they really on... ... middle of paper ... ...sively never end up in their favor anyways.
His decree that no one would bury Polyneices only provoked the people of Thebes into thinking of him as insensitive to their culture. When his ruling was disobeyed, only led him to him to believe that conspiracy was about and that no matter, family or not, he would punish Antigone, causing a chain reaction of events causing the loss of his entire family, except Ismene. Leaving the audience experiencing pity and fear for both characters. Neither Creon nor Antigone, were either all bad or all good. Creon while tyrant like only wanted Thebes to flourish, Antigone while showing honor to her brother never stopped to really consider the effect that her actions would have on others.
However, Hawthorne shows him to be an evil-minded person who is so consumed with vengeance and hatred that he cannot live when his victim dies. His only purpose in life is to make Dimmesdale’s life miserable; so when the minister dies, Chillingworth has no purpose left so he dies as well. The story of the scarlet letter is extremely relatable in the modern era. People often do not realize that everyone has his/her own story and that people should not jump to conclusions without knowing that story. The kid that is always angry and is always bullied?
His moral character is tarnished by cowardice, and his fear stands in the way of taking good advice. Rather than allow himself to be counseled, he stubbornly doubles down on his poor decisions. The king’s actions directly cause his son to take his own life, and then his wife does the same in turn. He realizes, too late, that he was wrong the whole time and must bear the burden of their deaths. The audience may only experience a mild catharsis, but they absolutely leave with a lesson: beware of giving in to fear, for even the most powerful men can be paralyzed by cowardice and lose everything through their
His mistaken judgment and action led to the multiple suicides of his family, making him sorrowful and is also a punishment, which is a characteristic of the tragic hero to Aristotle. Although both Creon and Antigone hold the same qualities and character flaw, Antigone is more of an honorable, respectable hero who sacrificed herself for her brother while Creon was a misjudging, pitiful hero antagonist. The flaw is what made Antigone so great of a character, but made Creon despicable and in the wrong. Ultimately, Creon was the one who learned and taught the audience a lesson about pride and life, which is the purpose of the tragic hero and the goal of Greek writers’ plays.
This image of a tragic hero seems to be just a façade. Although there can be many reason why he may be seem as a tragic hero he is corrupted by those around him making him evil. Hamlet soul becomes corrupt since the beginning with the sudden marriage of his mother to his uncle, the man who killed his father. His depression is much deeper then what everyone believed. Hamlet tries to explain it to his mother and Claudius that his grief is deeper and is much more then the appearance of someone who mourns.
This led to the self inflicted death of his wife, self inflicted wounds he will not be able to recover from, and him being exiled from Thebes. Excessive pride is a tragic flaw that caused his downfall but made it a very steep, traumatizing path to go down. This weakness makes Oedipus fit the characteristics of a tragic hero.
Hamlet is greatly disturbed by the fact that his mother does not mourn longer for his fathers death and conveys his anger about this subject on several occasions. The marriage of a man to his sister in law is thought incestuous by the church and contributes to the overall lack of decency in this story. Claudius is directly responsible for the death of the king, Hamlet's father, and he also contributes to the deaths of Gertrude and Hamlet. His actions set into course a series of events of which the end result is the deaths of Polonius, Laertes, and Ophelia. He is also indirectly responsible for the deaths of these characters.
Hamlet blames Gertrude's incestous act for the death of his father. "A bloody deed. Almost as bad, good mother,/ As kill a King and marry with his brother" (3.4: 28-29). After King Hamlet's ghost had appeared before Hamlet to inform him about the reality of his death, Hamlet was overcome by anger. Hamlet's anger leads to a change in his view regarding Gertrude since he loses his mother-son connection with her.
When Jim says; “it takes a certain talent… for lying” which suggests to the audience that Mother is corrupt, which also implies Miller believes America to be corrupt. In conclusion Arthur Miller makes the disintegration of the Keller family very dramatic and compelling for the audience, through the portrayed feelings of sorrow for Keller because he was trying to do what was best for his family. However, by the end of the play his family who he sought to protect eventually turned against him, driving him to suicide. Miller makes us feel least sorrowful for Mother because we blame her as she was very manipulative and emotionless when Keller committed suicide.