She was being sent off her to her death by the man that had become her father after Oedipus had died. Everyone was aware of the conflict. Some agreed with Antigone’s point of view and others stuck by their king, Creon. Antigone was engaged with Haemon, Creon’s son. His son was in conflict with his father’s way of using his authority.
Correspondingly, these beliefs stimulate communal morality and order through the need of salvation. To illustrate, the terrible images of Hell and the pleasant imagery of Heaven have initiated societal order as individuals follow commandments depicted by the divine in order to obtain salvation. Furthermore, Livingston states, “resurrection was conceived as the establishment of the righteous in a kingdom on earth” (324). Likewise, in regards to immortal life, the community typically ascertains positive characteristics in order to obtain salvation in their next life. Second, salvation in religion plays a large role for the individual.
In conclusion, Creon is the tragic character of Antigone because of his pride which caused him never ending agony by the end of this tragedy. Although Antigone’s stubbornness concerning the divine law and her brother’s burial lead her to her misfortune, her suffering was cut short by her death. On the other hand, Creon had to live through having his own son and the citizens of Thebes against his decision. Also, Haimon and Eurydices died as a result of his actions, leaving Creon without a family. Hence, Creon is the tragic character of the tragedy due to eternal distress caused by his judgment.
In ancient myths it always seems that for the most part, mothers adore their male child and do not have the same importance for the female child. However, this is not the case for Agave, mother of Pentheus. In “Bacchae,” Agave is so caught up on a curse brought upon her by her nephew Dionysus that she completely loses sight of what is truly important, her son. In the end Agave ends up chopping the head off her own son, a twist to the everyday myth. In “Demeter and Persephone,” although Persephone is a female, it seems as though Demeter cares and protects her daughter more than Agave ever did for her "male" child.
Her love for her father is simply too great to describe in words, unlike the sheer flattery her two elder sisters spouted. “Then poor Cordelia! (to herself) And yet not so, Zhou 2 since I am sure my love's more ponderous than my tongue” (11). Although Cordelia is Lear's favorite daughter, Lear's misconceptions prevented him from listening t... ... middle of paper ... ...elming his heart as well, for his imprudence had killed the purest love given to him by his most beloved daughter. A mistrust of the good and complete trust of the evil brought about the Gods' punishment on mere mankind.
She is always worried about Willy's health, and tries to protect him. She knows that many times Willy is wrong, but she is unable to face him just in case she hurts his feelings. She supports all his mad ideas knowing this will probably take him to his death. She is loyal and loving, and is always on the background defending him from their sons Biff and Happy. She expresses all this feelings in Act 1, when she says, "I don't say he's a great man.
Instead, Lear often responds to problems with anger and outbursts of cursing, even a physical attack when provoked. When confronted with insults, Lear is helpless, at the mercy of his daughter and her servants, and he often succumbs to despair and self-pity. The once-omnipotent king struggles to find an effective mean... ... middle of paper ... ...nt to assume the crown. Kingship was never his goal, nor his intent. But circumstances have forced him to consider a position for which he is unprepared.
The three characters each have different personalities, yet share the same goal: to find a suitable role model. Jim is a strong character who knows how to fight for himself and is valiant in his efforts to protect those he cares about, yet is also evidently lost when it comes to finding himself. His father is one of the few potential role models in his life, but his docility immediately turns Jim off. This lack of a proper role model is what ultimately leads Jim to get into trouble. Judy, on the other hand, is an even bigger victim of role confusion—with her friends, she tries to act strong and allows herself to get into trouble while with her family and, later, Jim, she is kind and unguarded.
We see this in Scene 3 when Goneril is unhappy with her father. She shows her true self in this scene, not the loving daughter which she shows to be in Scene 1, but almost a villain, who goes against the hierarchy of nature. Daughters are supposed to respect and love their fathers, which is exactly the opposite o what Goneril is doing. She treats her father, who deserves more respect as he is also king, badly, and also advises her servant Oswald to do so. Lear still views himself as a king, while his daughter calls him an ?Idle old man?.
Even though Oedipus showed hubris and insulted the prophet, Teiresias still warned Oedipus that his pride would be his downfall, and his children and he would be of the same rank. Yet, Oedipus didn’t believe the prophet and kicked him out of his house. One illustration of hubris in Oedipus the King was when the strophe said “If a man walks with haughtiness of hand or word and gives no heed to justice and the shrines of Gods despises may an evil doom smite him for hiss ill-starred pride of heart” (Oedipus the king, part 1, lines 1010- 101) This quote means that if a man is showing too much hubris without any care for justice and shrines of gods, he should be punished severely because his pride. Oedipus was