42 Matching Annotations
  1. May 2017
    1. dead or alive, she will be stripped off her rights,

      Antigone will probably be punished in death by not getting a proper burial like her brother Polynices.

    2. denied all the joys of marriage, raising children–

      Antigone will not be able to enjoy marriage or raise her children on her own cause her fate has been changed.

    3. once I suffer I will know that I was wrong. But if these men are wrong, let them suffer

      Antigone actually admits that if she suffers then she'll know that she was wrong. Then she mentions if Creon and the citizens are wrong then they will suffer. Unlike Creon, Antigone is willing to accept her actions if she was wrong.

    4. Never, I tell you. if I had been the mother of children or if my husband died, exposed and rotting– I’d never have taken this ordeal upon myself, never defied our people’s will. What law,

      I wonder why it is that Antigone would never do this for a husband or for children.

    5. When you died I washed you with my hands,

      Antigone is describing how she buried her brother.

    6. the last of them all, the most reviled by far, go down before my destined time’s run out.

      Antigones family was cursed

    7. Abandon her there, alone, and let her choose

      Creon wants Antigone to be isolated and he wants her to choose as if he is giving her any options.

    8. As for myself, my hands are clean.

      In Creons eyes he did nothing wrong with giving Antigone this punishment. Creon believes he did what was right.

    9. Wall her up in the tomb, you have your orders.

      I chose this picture because the person being buried alive makes me think of Antigone. Antigone would me the one speaking back to Creon about her family.

    10. And now he leads me off, a captive in his hands,

      Antigone is being held captive for giving her brother the proper burial.

    11. I honored you

      Regardless of what Antigones punishment is she knows she did the right thing for her brother and she knows she honored him.

    12. I’ll soon be there, soon embrace my own,

      Antigone is referring to her loved ones saying soon she'll be there with them and once she's there she will embrace them. Antigones tone here makes it seem she doesn't embrace anyone she's surrounded by.

    13. This young girl

      Creon refers to Antigone as a young girl and it is interesting because in Ancient Athens women regardless of their age were always considered to be minors and were not involved in participating in the democracy that had been established.

    14. To the guards: Take her away, quickly!

      This is a perfect image that came to my mind as I read Creon giving orders to the guards.

  2. Apr 2017
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  4. Feb 2017
    1. take her away. You’re wasting time–you’ll pay for it too.

      Creon wants to put an end to her life fast.

    1. I’m not about to prove myself a liar, not to my people, no, I’m going to kill her!

      Creon did say whoever disobeyed his orders would be punished. Antigone, his son's wife is going to be killed so he won't seem like a liar to his people.

    2. I see my father offending justice–wrong

      Harmon knows his father is wrong.

    1. even the bravest will cut and run, once they see Death coming for their lives.

      Crean saw their bravery but even he knows even the bravest person fears death.

    2. Tell me, dear one, what can I do to help you, even now?

      Ismene did not want to help her sister before and now she wants to know what she can do to help her.

    3. I did it, yes– if only she consents–I share the guilt, the consequences too.

      Ismene did not want anything to do with what Antigone was going to do with her brother's body, and she even told Antigone she would keep the secret.

    4. You, tell me briefly, no long speeches– were you aware a decree had forbidden this?

      Is he trying to find an excuse so she won't be punished?

    5. You, with your eyes fixed on the ground–speak up. Do you deny you did this, yes or no?

      It seems as if Creon is still in disbelief and decides to ask Antigone for himself.

    6. What? You mean what you say, you’re telling me the truth?

      Creon is in shock and in disbelief.

    1. I hope he’s found

      Everyone is claiming with certainty that it is a "he".

    2. You say–why it’s intolerable–say the gods could have the slightest concern for that corpse?

      It was a dishonor to not bury a corpse so why wouldn't they do it?

    3. I was lost in thought, and it made me stop, often, dead in my tracks, wheeling, turning back, and all the time a voice inside me muttering, “Idiot, why? You’re going straight to your death.” Then muttering, “Stopped again, poor fool? If somebody gets the news to Creon first, what’s to save your neck?”

      The soldier knew the blame would fall on him and he kept debating whether he should go tell Creon or not, but he knew if he didn't someone else would and he would be dead.

    4. Death is the price–you’re right. But all too often the mere hope of money has ruined many men.

      Money is a traitor and has caused people to break orders.

    5. that man–a proclamation has forbidden the city to dignify him with burial, mourn him at all.

      It is a law and it is forbidden to bury Polynices and no one can mourn him even if it meant being a dishonor.

    6. Of course you cannot know a man completely, his character, his principles, sense of judgement, not till he’ shown his colors, ruling the people, making laws.

      I think Creon meant knowing a man by their character, principles, or judgement doesn't necessarily mean knowing who they were.

    1. He’s to be left unwept, unburied, a lovely treasure for birds that scan the field and feast to their heart’s content

      Antigone is upset because she is not allowed to mourn nor is she allowed to bury her brother and instead her brothers body is to be left out so birds can feed themselves until they are satisfied.

    2. What’s the matter? Trouble, clearly…

      It seems as if whatever Antigone is going to say, Ismene already knows it is going to be something which causes trouble.

    3. at least, blurt this out to anyone. Keep it a secret. I’ll join you in that, I promise

      Ismene is probably afraid of what people might think or do if they find out that she knew what Antigone had intended to do and did nothing to stop her from going on with her plan.

    4. we’re underlings, ruled by much stronger hands,

      Ismene is trying to make Antigone reason by stating that they are inferior and that they are ruled by much more powerful people.

    5. What? You’d bury him– when a law forbids the city?

      Ismene is in disbelief when she finds out Antigone would bury her brother even if it is forbidden. Ismene knows what her punishment could be if she helps Antigone and she knows Antigone will go with whatever she believes is the right thing to do.

    1. pray to us, keep our days,” they were told. But it didn’t turn out that they spoke like people: they just squawked, they just chattered, they just howled.

      In this part of the text I feel the creators were disappointed at their creation because all they wanted was for these animals to worship and praise them with words rather than sounds. However, why is it that they didn't create humanity to start off with ?

    2. Now they planned the animals of the mountains, all the guardians of the forests, creatures of the mountains: the deer, birds, pumas, jaguars, serpents, rattlesnakes, yellowbites, guardians of the bushes.

      This part of the text made me wonder why is it that they decided to plan the creation of animals rather than the creation of humans.

    3. The sky was set apart, and the earth was set apart in the midst of the waters.

      This part of the text reminds me of the book of Genesis when God was creating the world and he separated the heavens and the earth.

    4. Here we shall inscribe, we shall implant the Ancient Word, the potential and source for everything done in the citadel of Quiché, in the nation of Quiché people.

      When I read this part of the text the words "ancient word" made me think of the Bible and how maybe the Quiche people wanted this text to be remembered as something similar to the Bible. They wanted this text to be rembered for many generations as the Bible has.