The original play of Antigone was written 1000s of years ago but, this movie was made in the 1940s during the second world war. The French Government was controlled by Nazis, when showed the play, both the french resistance and the Nazi party loved it. When one analyzes the characters to this situation you find that Creon relates to the Nazi party and Antigone is like the French rebels. Antigone is like the rebels because she is going against the wishes of Creon and wants to give her brother a proper burial and Creon is like the Nazi party because it was his decision to make sure that his nephew got the punishment he deserved even if it meant going against his family values.
Antigone is a play in which Greek mythology explained conflicted loyalties, divine consequences, and some of the events that occurred. The heroine Antigone resolves to make the ultimate sacrifice to uphold holy law. Antigone’s adherence to religious rites as divine law is altruistic yet Creon’s creation of laws is selfish. Creon is not a masochistic sadistic monarch, but a man who was diverted from faith because he was corrupted by power. In his corruption he committed the most heinous crime against the gods: hubris, which brought on their wrath. The characters suicide to escape their fate, not realizing that by killing themselves they are actually committing what fate planned all
Many authors often use two contrasting places, such as two different countries, to emphasize the differences in ideas and reinforce opposed forces that are central to the work. In Khaled Hosseini’s novel, The Kite Runner, two countries that are seen as two polar opposites, Afghanistan and America, are brought together to reinforce two completely different lifestyles for a boy named Amir. Growing up in a country known as a land of terrorists and war changed him as he moved to America, known as the land of opportunity and freedom.
A brother lies dead on a battlefield unburied. A culture unknown to a child screams for discovery. Two girls with two different fates will go through difficult trials to accomplish contrasting goals. Antigone and Pai were two young girls who disobeyed respected and authoritative figures. Antigone challenged the King of Thebes’ edict and Pai ignored the chief of her local townspeople’s order. Antigone was sentenced to death while Pai was punished with expulsion of chief in-training activities and scorn from her grandfather. The differences and similarities between Antigone and Pai’s actions and punishments as well as their wrongdoings in their cultures are striking and clear.
Her intent was not to cause chaos. Her intent was not to disrespect Creon. She knew the only way her brother could receive respectful passage to an afterlife was if he received proper burial. Her religious beliefs and strong love did not allow her to remain passive and not act to help her brother. Antigone’s moral standards obligated her to betray her country in order to help her brother. For these reasons, Antigone was justified in breaking the law and betraying her country.
There may be many things for which a person is willing to fight. Nonetheless, there are very few for which a person will lay down their life. Freedom, justice, peace, and love are just some issues that most place a great value on. So, how far must we go to achieve these ideals that we so greatly crave in our world today? Some believe that passive action is the best and most moral way to achieve desired results, while others insist that forceful action quickly leads to a superior outcome. For instance, Antigone and Martin Luther King Jr. each fought against different injustices by utilizing nonviolent, but direct action. The two greatly felt the need for change, accepted the responsibility of their endeavors, and sacrificed their lives
Antigone and Dr. Martin Luther king demonstrate that breaking laws that are unjust can be a good thing by bringing reform. Their nonviolent approach of civil disobedience till this day leave an impact on how we go about social injustice. Through their actions and words, both Antigone, and Dr. Martin Luther king demonstrate that they are not afraid to die for their beliefs and inspire us to take a passive approach towards the social injustices we are faced by in our community. I sympathize more with Dr. Martin Luther King because I believe that he took a more logical approach in stopping social injustice, as well as the fact that he is willing to put his life on the line for a whole community of people, in contrast to Antigone who is willing to die for solely her brother.
In Antigone, Sophocles introduces the struggle between loyalty to civil law versus familial loyalty and divine law, which is a central conflict in the play. Antigone has a firm belief in upholding family values and honoring the gods and deceased by burying her brother. In contrast, Creon wants to do what is best for the city which is, in his opinion, forbidding the burial of Polynices. Both Antigone and Creon believe that their point of view is more important, and neither is willing to change perspective, causing the chain of destructive events in the plot. Loyalty causes the deadly dispute between Antigone and Creon because of their conflicting perspectives about precedence.
The play Antigone by Sophocles is a play like no other. There are three major themes or ideas which have a very important role in the play. The first major theme is fate, on how the play comes about and the turn of events that come about throughout it. Another main theme or idea is the pride the characters have and their unwillingness they have to change their minds once they are set on something. The last major theme is loyalty and the practical problem of conduct involving which is a higher law between the divine laws and those of the humans. It is an issue of which law is the "right" law, and if Creon and Antigone's acts are justifiable or not. The issues that Antigone and Creon have between them
Within these two novels, there are many psychological and moral journeys which parallel numerous physical journeys in the lives of the protagonists. In ‘Jane Eyre’ the main purpose is to search for identity, and Jane begins this by leaving Gateshead to escape the Reed family to further her prospects. In contrast, ‘The Kite Runner’s protagonist’s main purpose is to search for redemption due to his guilt and melancholy over mistreating his servant Hassan as well as feeling blamed for his mother’s death by his father, Baba- Baba himself undergoes a journey to self-knowledge whereas Mrs Reed in ‘Jane Eyre’ experiences no guilt. The moral journeys of both figures are associated with Religion which can either allow or restrict you from being able
Antigone and Martin Luther King, Jr. both fought against unjust laws, nevertheless, Antigone was sticking up for a proper burial for her brother, while Martin Luther King, Jr. was fighting for the minority group to be treated equally to everyone else. Though both were fighting for what was right, Antigone was only impacting her brother’s life and Martin Luther King, Jr. was impacting minorities all over that were being treated with unjust.
In both The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, literacy and education play a key role. The education of a man gives him power, and can determine his stature or influence in the community. Literacy gives a man an insight to knowledge that can be important. By developing characters with different levels of education, Khaled Hosseini and Harper Lee develop and strengthen the idea that literacy and education are dangerous tools, and can make the difference between life and death. Khaled Hosseini and Harper Lee depict literacy as both helpful and harmful. They also show how being uneducated leads to being taken advantage of. Using these ideas they strengthen the idea of educating and literacy being
In summation, Antigone was correct for taking the actions that she did. The presence of gods, influence of family, and baseline of fair treatment all play an important role in the steps taken to help bring honor to her brother. Throughout the story, Antigone learns that truthfulness and faith to family are some of the most important parts of a peaceful and happy life. She also comes to learn that often times, the right thing can be done even if no one else stands beside you, and that independence can be the best aspect to learn.
The first specification for the tragic hero is one of the few that both Antigone and Creon exhibit; both characters are between the extremes of perfect morality and pure villainy. Antigone’s moral neutrality is illustrated through her noble intentions and the unorthodox way she acts upon them. When she is confronted by Creon and demanded to give an explanation for her disobedience, Antigone says, “For me it was not Zeus who made that order. Nor did that Justice who lives with the gods below mark out such laws to hold among mankind” (Sophocles 207 ll. 450-2). Along with love and loyalty to her brother, Antigone is largely motivated by her desire for justice and appeasement of the gods. While her intentions are noble, Antigone’s actions in the
Unlike most Greek tragedies, Antigone is not essentially about the opposing powers of good and evil. Instead, the play demonstrates the conflict between one’s duty towards their family and their country and social expectations. “Antigone presents a conflict between family loyalty and loyalty to the state, between demands of the state and the will of the individual” (MacKay, 166). The king