3 Matching Annotations
  1. Nov 2016
    1. Odenigbo does not believe that any blame should be placed on the village people

      Odenigbo is an idealist at heart. His love for discussing politics shows how deeply he feels that change is necessary. He feels that the people are not responsible for wrongs that are brought upon them. When the civil war breaks out, Odenigbo is worried, which is ironic given his desire for change. He is concerned for the safety of Olanna, but with political action comes some insecurity. When it comes down to it, his love for Olanna outways his love for politics.

  2. Sep 2016
    1. The doom in our blood comes back.

      In the final pages of the play, doom is really the only word to describe the sequence of events. Antigone kills herself before Creon changes his mind, and as a result, Creon's wife and son both commit suicide as well. By trying to establish order through dictatorial edicts, Creon alienates the people he is trying to protect and ultimately, they turn their back on him. Literally, they would rather die than live another moment in his Thebes. And like all Greek tragedies, this play proved to be incredibly ironic. In trying to keep order, Creon unleashes utter chaos upon Thebes.

    1. finally settled in my head

      This poem is about a stray bullet, which by definition has no true target. With this in mind, I believe the author is trying to imply that aggression and malice, even with no intention of hurting a specific person or people, will often cause unseen and irreparable damage.