She is stubborn and somewhat ambiguous in her family values – she will risk death in order to bury her traitorous brother, but she curses her timid sister – so she is far from perfect, but she is a sympathetic character. She is a spokesman for feminism (make that spokeswoman) and democracy ("Lucky tyrants – the perquisites of power! / Ruthless power to do and say whatever pleases them", so we see her as the "good guy," that prestigious title usually reserved for the
Similarly she hates Othello for "laying murders on [Iago's] neck", but as events transpire Emilia realizes that Othello's claims of Desdemona's alleged infidelity all stemmed from Iago. Thus, Iago indirectly lead to the death of her beloved friend, and she, unknowingly, aided Iago on his conquest. Once Emilia can acknowledge this fact, she can bring herself above Iago and stand up to him to prove her loyalty to Desdemona. This loyalty is exaggerated in her death through her singing the song "Willow Willow" that Desdemona was familiar with. Instead of begging for an explanation from her husband, she praises Desdemona even during her own death and this can be viewed as an ultimate declaration of loyalty.
Although Ismene declares that the sisters lack any power in the situation, Antigone insists that she will bury Polyneices, and asks for Ismene's help. Ismene states that though she loves Polyneices, she must abide by the king's decree. Ismene, unlike Antigone, fears death. She believes that there is nothing that she can do. She reminds Antigone that they are on... ... middle of paper ... ...assistance, resolves to give their brother a proper burial.
When Antigone is caught by Creon she is immediately sentenced to death and cannot be saved. Before she is sent to be executed her sister, Antigone states, “ Save yourself, I shall not envy you, There are those who will praise you, I shall have honor too” (711). In this statement, Antigone is trying to prevent Ismene from getting involved in her situation and execution. Antigone doesn’t want her sister... ... middle of paper ... ...s done is correct. Through her perseverance and courage, Antigone fits the role of a tragic hero perfectly.
However, the princess is oblivious to Medea’s plot; she will accept the gift for its beauty then meet an unexpected, agonized death. The image of pain and agony elicits our sympathy as well. Medea presents her most perverse speech when she explains how she will kill her own children then flee Corinth. Alone, these acts provoke pure disgust, but Euripides has developed Medea’s character as a coercive force; we still sympathize with her for her plight, yet we also hate her for her decisions. The women of Corinth try to persuade her away from this morbid choice, but their arguments are ineffective.
Antigone is a brave person to do something that might cause her death. Her flaw of having too much pride eventually does cause Antigone to kill herself. Being the daughter of a former king also helps to prove that Antigone is a tragic hero. Even though it is hard to determine, Antigone is the true tragic hero in the play Antigone.
In the play ‘The Crucible’ the character of Abigail Williams does horrible things so that she can be with the person she claims to be in love with, John Proctor. Although he may have loved her once, Abigail’s love is unrequited, as John does not see her that way anymore. However Abigail goes to extreme measures to see that John will be hers again. Her love for John is what drives her to cause mass hysteria and panic among the girls in Salem. This leads to innocent people being accused of a crime they did not commit, which leads them to possibly facing a death sentence all because of Abigail.
(95-96) Creon was warned about a plan to bury Polynices and later found the culprit, Antigone. He issued a death sentence for her defying action. Creon informed his son, Haemon, of his fiancee’s deceit. Haemon, however, defended his beloved fiancée. He told his father that the whole city was on her side, but everybody was afraid to speak out against him.
Although Creon views Antigone as a criminal for most of the play, Antigone’s heroic actions towards her family made Creon change his mind which ultimately makes Antigone a martyr and Creon a tragic hero. Antigone wants justice for her brother who was killed in the war and left without a proper burial. Antigone will do anything in her power; even die, to make sure her brother is buried according to the god’s law. Family is very important to Antigone but not even family can stop her from making her decision to defy Creon’s law. Antigone demonstrates her strength as both a character and a female heroine throughout the entire play.
She believed that the law of the Gods to give a proper burial to every dead body was more important, than the law of the King Creon. Antigone reveals her audacious character by clashing with the overpower-full male dominating character of Creon. Antigone's decision is wise because it shows her unselfishness through her action. Although her deed is wrong in the eyes of the law, it is true in her heart. When she says, "But I will bury him; and if I must die…I shall lie down with him in death, and I shall be as dear to him as him to me.