Antigone Pride Theme

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When Creon is confronted by Antigone about his edict he says’’ go down and love you must love the dead! While I’m alive, no woman is going to lord it over me” Example from book- Antigone has disobeyed him as both man and king and brought pride between the too. While I’m alive, no woman is going to lord it over me’’. Pride can be one of man 's strongest and darkest qualities. In Sophocles ' book Antigone, the theme of pride becomes the cause of destruction for more than one of the play 's characters. Creon 's pride blinds him to the injustice he commits against Antigone and the gods. Antigone 's pride leaves her no choice but to make herself believe in…show more content…
Haemon says; no, no she will never die beside me- don’t delude yourself. And you will never see me, never set eyes on my face again. Rage your heart out, rage with friends who can stand the sight of you no, no she will never die beside me- don’t delude yourself. And you will never see me; never set eyes on my face again. Rage your heart out, rage with friends who can stand the sight of you. Haemon is so upset that he stabbed himself because he seen that Antigone is dead. Creon, Antigone, and Haemon all relive how pride leads to pressure; Creon’s pride blinds him to the injustice he commits against Antigone Creon has a lot of pride that he would allow Antigone to kill herself before he admit he…show more content…
Haemon’s pride leads him to reject his father’s authority and destroys himself out of anger and grief Haemon is so upset that he stabbed himself because he seen that Antigone was dead. People of power such as kings are often forced to chose between family and law. In the book by Sophocles, King Creon has to make such a decision. He issues the edict to outlaw the burial of his traitor nephew, Polyneices. In reaction, his niece Antigone disobeys the law and buries her brother out of loyalty to her family. Creon is now faced with the decision to uphold the law or pardon his family. Despite Creon’s right decision to uphold the law, his family perishes at their own hand. Creon’s decision to punish Antigone is a right decision and is one that any good leader would make. He is not an evil man but one who is looking out for the state. While Creon is also looking for the respect of his countrymen, all those who disobey the law must pay
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