15 November 2014
: Which is Better to Have
Morals and ethics seem like the same thing, however, they are not. If you examine the two closely,
are shown to be what a person believes about what is right and wrong. Ethics are what a society value in a person. The Greek tragedy, Antigone
, shows us that
helpful in a person. In the play, by following morals, Antigone was able to be content with Antigone’s decision to bury Antigone’s brother, helped bring the city to Antigone’s side, and helped bring out Antigone’s true personality as a brave and defiant person. Antigone was able to come to terms with her decision to bury her brother, because of her morals. “
My nails are broken, my fingers are bleeding, my arms are covered with the welts left by the paws of your guards – but I am a queen…” (Antigone 508 509). This quote, using imagery, shows us that Antigone has been hurt a lot by the guards. However, since she was following her morals, she wasn’t giving in to the guards’ abuse. This was only possible because she was content with herself. Antigone declared herself a queen. If a person declares him/herself royalty, that means the person is confident and believes that his/her ideals are the only correct ones. When Antigone declared herself a queen, it meant that Antigone was confident and had not bowed in to the law.
Antigone was able to shift most of the city’s point of view to Antigone’s point of view. "[T]he city mourns for this girl; they think she is dying/most wrongly and undeservedly/of all womankind, for the most glorious acts /A man who thinks he alone is right /when opened up, seen/to be quite empty. For a man, though he be wise,/it is no shame to learnlearn many things,/and not maintain his views too rigidly" (Antigone 747767). The diction of this sentence ...
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