Antigone vs. Pai

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Some Things Never Change There are many examples of past ideas and controversies that have arose once again in modern day situations. Although a lot of controversies get resolved, many do not and end up arising again. A great example of this comes from the play Antigone by Sophocles and the film Whale Rider by Niki Caro. In both the film and the play, a woman of royal decent is going against a leader for what she feels is right. Although Antigone dies in the end of Antigone, Pai from Whale Rider convinces the leader and lives a happy life. Pai and Antigone were very similar characters because of the problems they faced. First, Pai and Antigone were both women who stood up to a male-led society. Second, they were both listened to by the …show more content…

Because of the problems they faced, Pai and Antigone were very similar characters. Both stood up to a male-led society and were listened to by the gods while the leader was not. But the thing that changes it all is the face that they were willing to die for what they believed in. Supporting a cause is one thing, but devoting your life to it can change everything. The title of this essay is Some Things Never Change because even though we have these stories to tell us what we have done wrong in the past, there will always be hatred because of race, gender, religion, and so many more things. And the sad thing is that there is no way to end it all comletely.

Works Cited WhaleRider. Dir. Niki Caro. Perf. Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, and Vicky Haughton. Alliance, 2002. Sophocles. Antigone. Prentice Hall Literature: Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes. Ed. Kate Kinsella, et al. Upper Saddle River: NJ, 2002.