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To her, a proper burial is the unwritten law of heaven, so she performs the last rites over her brother's body and is condemned to death. Sophocles portrays two strong-willed people, Creon and Antigone, in conflict in the play. Antigone's first priority is her family, while Creon's is his state. In trying to persuade her sister Ismene to help her bury her brother Polyneices, she states, "Now we shall soon find out / If you are true-born daughter of your line, / Or if you will disgrace your noble blood"(38-40). Antigone is telling Ismene that a true-born daughter shall always favor the family member.
Creon denied Polyneices proper burial because he was an enemy and that where this play begins.Fate is what had gotten the family of Oedipus where we begin this play. Fate is why Oedipus had killed his father, marry his mother, and then find out all about it. Fate then tortured Oedipus and he cut out his eyes. Fate had made Creon new king of Thebes and then have Oedipus' sons kill each other. Antigone's fate was to die trying to honor her dead brother and be loyal her family.
Antigone feels because she and Ismene are sisters and thy feel remorse towards the death of their brother, she should want to help Antigone. Antigone telling Ismene her plans causes feelings that a women should have never had in that time period. Ismene tells Antigone, “We are only women, /we cannot fight with men, Antigone! The law is strong, we must give in to the law” (1.47-49). Antigone is angry for what her sister has said.
The purpose of the confron... ... middle of paper ... ...eems unable to think for herself. She is closed minded to the fact that her new husband murdered her former husband. Despite her blindness, she loves her son and wants to protect him as well. By not listening to Hamlet, she herself is poisoned by Claudius on accident. In the end, Ophelia, Claudius, King Hamlet, Laertes, Polonius, Gertrude, and Hamlet all end up dead.
In Agamemnon, Clytaemnestra encountered a situation no woman should ever have to face: she had to welcome the murderer of her daughter, who was also her husband, back into her home (Agamemnon, Lines 897-899). Instead of showing reluctance, she welcomed Agamemnon with sweet words and open arms. The reason for her actions was to weaken Agamemnon to the point where she could kill him without his retaliation. Through deliberate planning, she succeeded in killing him to avenge her daughter; she exclaimed after the deed was done, "Here is Agamemnon, my husband made a corpse/ by [my] right hand - a masterpiece of Justice" (Lines 1429-1430). By murdering Agamemnon, she claimed justice for her daughter.
It’s not the thing itself, but knowing about it is what’s horrible. Othello’s jealousy overpowers his love for Desdemona as he looks over her on her death bed and contemplates “why did I marry”. Desdemona is oblivious to Othello’s jealousy and believes her husband is the perfect guy. Just when you think Othello would come to his senses and realize this is one of Iago’s conniving behaviors, he kills his wife. He believes “she must die, or else she will betray
She feels she is following the bigger laws of the Gods in burying her brother. When talking to her sister about her plans to bury their brother, Antigone says, “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” (Sophocles Prologue.55-57). Antigone’s pure love for her brother and willingness to accept the punishment she knows is coming are, among other things, what make her crime holy. She buries Polyneices simply b... ... middle of paper ... ...e more solid and pure than those of Brutus, who’s intentions were shaky and questionable. Antigone’s crime was a lesser offense because it harmed no one and only helped to put her late brother to rest.
Shakespeare portrays Beatrice as independent and outspoken to praise her features as ideal in a woman that would otherwise be shunned during his time. Shakespeare portrays Beatrice as an independent woman to show his critique on society’s views towards a woman. Instead of giving Hero advice to listen to her father, Beatrice advises Hero to protest against her father and say “Father, as it please me” (II.i.55). Beatrice doesn’t like to be controlled by anybody regardless of their gender. Beatrice wants Hero to act more independent like herself in order to show her defiance towards gender roles.