Antigone And Creon Analysis

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In the greek tragedy, Antigone, written by Sophocles and translated by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald, Creon and Antigone have shown many similarities. When Antigone and her sister return to Thebes they plan on helping their brothers Eteocles and Polyneices. The two brothers were in battle and when they were fighting they ended up killing each other. Eteocles was buried properly but when it was time to bury Polyneices Creon did not allow it because he believed he was traitor. Antigone broke Creon’s law by burying her brother and in the act of doing so, she was caught. Creon locks her away in a jail cell and she kills herself. Haemon; Antigone’s husband; and the chorus bed Creon to free her but he does not want to. He finally gives in but…show more content…
In scene 2 Creon figures out that Antigone was the one who buried Polyneices even though she knew she had broken the law. Antigone believes that people would praise her but, because Creon is present, they do not say anything. “I should have praise and honor for what I have done. All these men here would praise me were their lips frozen shut with fear of you... No, they are with me. But they keep their tongues in leash.” (Page 507) When Antigone says this it shows how she will not say that people are mad at her for breaking the law, she will not give in and say she did something wrong. When Creon is told something and he choses not to believe it he says the other person is wrong and that they do not know what they are saying, this is just like Antigone. “...I have done no wrong, I have not sinned before God. Or if I have, I shall know the truth in death. But if the guilt lies upon Creon who judged me, then, I pray, may his punishment equal my own.” (Page 518) Here, Antigone states that she believes she has done no wrong. She thinks that what the did was not wrong. She stood up for what she believed was right. She says that if later on Creon then feels the guilt she hopes that his punishment is as equal as hers. Antigone does what she believes in if she has to break a law or not. Antigone and Creon both have similarities even when the two of them don’t see eye to
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