Antigone strongly disagreed with Creon and his ways of thinking. She thought that all of his power and fame were going to his head. She thought that her brother was a hero for going and dying on the battlefield and that he should have a proper burial. She believed that he should be traditionally buried and not looked down soon like a villain of some sorts. Through the play of Antigone she shows her point of view by being very respectful but well worded at the same time.
Antigone portrayed her devotion to her family by declaring her acceptance of her punishment, which was caused by her honorable action of burying her brother. Antigone’s loyalty to the gods and her family, which is portrayed by her actions and words throughout Antigone, ultimately leads to her demise. Antigone hoped to atone for her family’s ignominy by flouting King Creon’s decree and burying her brother, Polynices. Standing up for what is just will not always lead to fame and
In Sophocles’ play Antigone, both Antigone and Kreon are admirable characters throughout the play, but both for different reasons. Both of their actions made them admirable characters. Antigone believed that her brother, Polyneices, should be honored by having a burial and a proper tomb. Whereas Kreon believed the complete opposite, he didn’t want a burial or a tomb for his son and in a sense didn’t believe that he deserved one. However, they have similarities in the sense that Kreon ultimately came around to the idea of burying Polyneices and believed that what Antigone wanted to do, and ended up doing, was the right thing for his son.
Sophocles not only portrays Antigone as a tragic hero, but also as a martyr. She believes in something so much that she is willing to go against the law, and in turn die for it. She believes that even though her brothers fought in each of the leading sides of Thebes’ civil war, it should not matter as they are both part of her and Creon’s family. Antigone “sacrifices her own life in the name of it. Her determination is so strong that her character becomes symbolic of family loyalty or blood ties” (Shmoop).
In the play, ¨Antigone¨ There was a royal family that fought to the death and killed themselves. They were a type of family that knew each other too well. The old king and queen had a baby and the baby ended up marrying the queen at the time. She killed herself and Oedipus, the baby, blinded himself and then died. They had four children, the two brothers fought to become the king but both died in battle.
Even though Antigone by Sophocles existed before the word Feminism, that doesn't mean it couldn't show some of its primary fundamentals. Sophocles presents a female character in this play, who is a strong believer and who shows feminist logic. Antigone rejects the customary part of woman in Greece and she defies her ruler Creon, in various points of view making her be depicted as a feminist. Although ancient Greece was a male-dominant society, Sophocles’ Antigone depicts women as being solid and capable of making wise decisions. In the play we see Antigone meeting with her sister Ismene to talk about the announcement Creon made regarding their brother Polyneices.
Antigone is last book in a play trilogy by Sophocles about the tragic downfall of a family. The play focuses mainly on Antigone’s conflicting motivations developing Creon as the tragic hero in the play, causing him to be greedy and power crazed and unwilling to take others opinions. This leads to Creon’s tragic downfall and the death of Antigone and others important to Creon. In the play Antigone’s motivations contrast Creon’s due to the difference in beliefs. Antigone’s motivations are that she believes both of her brothers deserve to buried and that the gods would agree with her and get to decide where his soul goes.
The character Antigone is the protagonist in Antigone, the second play out of the Oedipus Rex trilogy. Out of the trilogy she is apart of she is the most tragic figure, though other claims say that Creon is a more tragic figure. A tragic figure in Greek plays, according to Aristotle, is a fictional character in a story or play that has an error in judgment, known as hamartia. This error of judgment causes his or her own misery, known as peripeteia. In Greek plays, such as the one Antigone premiers in, this person is must be of nobility.
Antigone is a play that was written by Sophocles which is about a tragic hero. What is a tragic hero? A tragic hero is a person who has a flawed characteristic which makes him fall; he must try to resolve a conflict but ends up failing. The play Antigone by Sophocles makes it hard for the readers to decide who is the tragic hero. Creon best fits in with the definition of a tragic hero.
Also in this play there is only aloud to be one tragic character. Creon could most definitely be the tragic hero but in my opinion I believe that Antigone is the official tragic hero because she contains all of the aspects of being a tragic character and also she is the main character so she definitely fits the spot of being the tragic hero. However in this play, people have their own opinion on who the tragic hero is but Antigone is definition of a tragic hero because she represents a person that has an honest personality, also she has never committed a crime, and is a good hearted person. Antigone has a main tragic flaw, which happened to be the burial of her brother. She didn’t want to listen to Creon on what he had to say about the burial because she did not care about anything he had to say about it.