Antigone Pride Analysis

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Antigone by Sophocles
When Tiresias came to Creon to prophesy his visions, he meant to warn him that pride would be his downfall. (Sophocles 1139-1145) One of many observations of pride where a group of friends was affected proved how it can consume friendships like fire. Accordingly, Sophocles’s Antigone shows that pride does indeed cause tragic incidents where at least one person is deeply affected and the one responsible regrets his foolish decisions. (1294-1495) Since “all men make mistakes” (Sophocles 1139), an experience in which I myself was guilty of pride had caused my English grade to go down an entire letter.
The past’s lessons of pride’s destructive nature are usually unforgettable. As she was the coach’s daughter, a local girl in the neighborhood had befriended everyone on the softball team when the season started six years ago. As soon as the older girls from the advanced teams started hanging out with her, she turned her back her own team, excluding anyone that wasn’t liked by the older girls. Bitterness ensued as the rest of the team formed cliques of their own to feel more empowered, only to make matters worse. If the rest of the team had stuck together instead of succumbing to pride, so many losses could have been avoided and the girls that had quit to
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His only son, Haemon committed suicide when he witnessed Antigone’s own suicide in the cave she was sentenced to die of hunger. (Sophocles 1375-1377) Upon hearing of the terrible news, his wife Eurydice also committed suicide out of grief for her son. (Sophocles 1445-1452) Consequently, Creon became so engorged with sorrow at the tragedy of his own wife and son that he wished death upon himself. (Sophocles 1473-1474) If Creon had pushed aside his pride by reviewing his morals before sentencing Antigone to her death, his son's and wife’s fates could have changed drastically. (Sophocles

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