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This excerpt taken from the play Antigone written by Sophocles has many different implications If this idea were to be true this quote suggests that every crime is caused by pride and that if man did not have pride there would be no crimes and all mistakes would be fixed One is also able to realize that this quote testifies to the idea that all men do make mistakes but those who fix them are good and those who dont are evil If this is true than a mans value and character is determined by his actions All men do make mistakes but in cases when they are unable to mend them it does not make them evil Additionally what may prevent a man from acknowledging his crime is not only pride but also the effect it can have on others In Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller Willy makes a great many mistakes in his life These mistakes are in all cases repairable but this does not make him an evil man One of Willys greatest mistakes is that he depends on the company he works for and believes that they will be as loyal to him as he has been to them It is not just Willys pride that keeps him believing that even if he is not as successful as he used to be that he will get promoted and keep his job It is also reasonable expectations of the respect that the company should have for him due to the sacrifices he makes for them By the time Willy realizes this mistake though it is too late for him to repair it in anyway He can apologize and regret his mistakes but he can not change the past No matter how many apologies Willy may make to his family and how much he may regret it it will not change the situation he is in Willys mistake was having
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