Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?
They have taken my Lord away, and I don't know what they have put him.
The depictions are completely different. Mary Magdalene seems scared and more confused than any other emotion. Her reaction shows that she believes someone ("They") on Earth did this to Jesus' body. She does not bother to investigate or question the stone being moved. However, the disciples stay very composed and were not frantic. They went to investigate the tomb, cloth, and stone but could not make anything of it. They simply went back to their place of stay. Mary Magdalene's response was much more emotional and she seemed much more concerned with the situation as she cried outside the empty tomb. When Jesus appeared to her outside the tomb she was so excited to see him, but he did not seem excited at all. He seemed to be all business and no heart warming embrace. He only wanted a message delivered to disciples. There seems to be a bias against Mary Magdalene, because she is shown as weak by crying. The disciples, even Jesus' Beloved, did not show any emotion, because men are displayed as non-emotional beings. The only woman in the passage shows all the emotion while each man stays stern and focused. However, at the end of the passage Jesus decides that Mary Magdalene is the most worthy to speak and see him. He even makes her the messenger to the disciples.
Disciples and Jesus
Mary Magdalene saw they empty tomb, and then ran to tell Peter and the Beloved that Lord Jesus was not in the tomb, and that he has not been seen. Following the disciples investigation of the tomb, Mary stood crying about Jesus. Then two angels appeared to her and questioned her sadness. But then Jesus appears and tells Mary to convey a message to the disciples, and she does.
Mary Magdalene ran to the disciples and told them Jesus was missing from the tomb, so the disciples went to look. After their investigation of the tomb and cloth they returned to where they were staying. Shortly after that Mary Magdalene returned and exclaimed, "I have seen the Lord" and continued on saying that Jesus said, "I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God."