In the play Antigone, Antigone, the protagonist buries her brother Polyneices. She did this against the King, Creon’s law. Her sister Ismene is against these actions. Antigone is then caught and brought to King Creon due to these actions. Creon than sentences Ismene to death. Than had Antigone sentenced to the vault until she dies. Haemon her soon to be husband defends Antigone, but Creon ignores him. Teiresias an oracle or fortune teller warns Creon that he will be punished by the gods for his actions. Creon then went to releases Antigone with Haemon to rescue her but she hung herself. Haemon than in return attempts to kill Creon but ends up killing himself on accident. This play expresses a major debate over the law of the gods or the law of the people. In this play what is morally correct is the law of the gods
She has a heroic and courageous personality. Throughout her quest to bury Polyneices, Antigone encounters many hindrances along the way. The death of her father Oedipus led to her greatest disputant being given power, her Uncle Creon. He would show her no mercy for breaking his laws, until it is too late. Even when her sister Ismene states “Our own death would be if we should go against Creon And do what he has forbidden! We are only women, We cannot fight with men Antigone!” (Prologue Lines 45-47). While Ismene would gladly obey the laws set forth by her Uncle, Antigone would rather die than let her brother’s body be desecrated. She refused to give up no matter the obstacle in her way. At the end of her crusade, Antigone is condemned to be buried alive in a tomb by Creon. Death was the only outcome of her transgressions. As one might expect from a character like her, Antigone accepted her death and appeared ready for
Antigone realizes she may have to risk her reputation in order to accomplish justice. According to Antigone, her brother Polyneices deserves equal treatment and burial just like Eteocles had. Antigone is openly honest when she says, “ Ismene, I am going to bury him” (Sophocles 191). Antigone has disregarded Creon’s rules and thinks the law is merely a suggestion. Antigone, however, is aware that crossing Creon will possibly ruin her reputation or get her killed, yet she is determined to carry out her plan. Going forth with her plan proves that Antigone’s fight for justice has to do with her belief that Polyneices warrants a proper burial for that is his god given right. Antigone is adhering to the moral laws set by the gods in which she accepts as law not to be broken. As a result, Antigone
Antigone dearly beloved brothers Eteocles and Polyneices has joined their ancestors in the afterlife. Eteocles has been buried with honor There seems to be a problem with Polyneices who has not been buried. Antigone uncle Creon, don 't want to bury his own nephew. Antigone will always stand up for her family so she will go against her own uncle. Antigone is correct for bold rebellion to bury her brother because she loyal to her family and to the gods.
Pride can be one of man's strongest qualities. In Sophocles' play, Antigone, the Theme of pride becomes the cause for destruction for both Creon and Antigone in the play.. Creon's Pride blinds him to the injustice he commits against Antigone and the gods. Antigone's pride leaves her no choice but to be killed because of her beliefs. They Both automatically surrender to their own hubris and demonstrate how uncontrolled pride leads to personal downfalls and destruction in Antigone. The excessive pride of Creon and Antigone lead to their downfalls in Antigone.
The tragic hero is a character in a book that comes from a noble background that has a tragic flaw which brings the character the greatest suffering which results in their downfall. In “Antigone”, there are two characters who can be considered the tragic hero of the story: Creon and Antigone. Antigone is a brave and fearless women who dies for a noble cause, while Creon is a controlling and powerful king of Thebes. Both Creon and Antigone have qualities to make them the tragic hero, but Creon is the true “tragic hero” because his hamartia causes his downfall. Creon is the tragic hero of “Antigone” because his hubris muddles his judgment and makes him cause his own undoing.
“With great power comes great responsibility.” - Ben Parker. A tragic hero is a character that makes a mistake that leads to their own downfall. In “Antigone”, Creon is the tragic hero. Creon is the tragic hero because he realizes that he made an irreversible mistake, he is born into nobility, and he is responsible for his own fate.
She was outraged when she found out that her brother Polyneices was going to be left to rot and be eaten by animals, because he was a traitor to the city. Antigone believed that her brother deserved a proper burial even though he tried going against the city unlike her other brother Eteocles. She asks Ismene (her sister) to join her in this act of rebellion but Ismene does not want to get in trouble for going against her kings orders so Antigone does it on her own. Creon feels disrespected and punishes Antigone for not following his rules. He seals Antigone while she is alive, inside a tomb. She does not understand why she is being treated so unjustly for trying to do the right thing. The chorus in the play tries convincing Antigone that justice is behaving in accordance to Creon’s laws but Antigone is stubborn and sustains to her convictions. Even though Antigone ends up dying she dies achieving her goal of wanting to bury her brother properly. Mostly everyone in this play goes against what the main character feels is justly because they want to follow the kings laws and they believe she is acting immorally. Antigone is not acting immorally, she is doing the right thing to follow the law of the gods. Therefore, since Antigone ends up hanging herself and causes her fiancé and the fiancé’s mother to commit suicide as well, it gives the
In Antigone, there was two brothers who shared being the King and one of the brothers, Polynices, wanted to start a war with the kingdom because he wanted to be the main ruler. Polynices and his brother Eteocles fight and they both end up killing each other. Their Uncle Creon, who takes position as King when they are both killed, decides that only Eteocles will have a proper burial and Polynices will be left to rot. Antigone, Polynices and Eteocles sister, thinks that Creon’s decision is unfair and takes upon herself to give Polynices a proper burial. When their other sister Ismene finds out, she is stuck between helping her sister bury their brother and following Creon’s demands. Ismene is very different from her sister Antigone. Antigone
“Creon is not strong enough to stand in my way.” Antigone said this while talking to ismene about her plans to bury her brother. She is saying that Creon, the king of thebes, can not stop her from following her morals and burying her brother. Antigone is the daughter of oedipus who is also her brother. In the story antigone’s suffers the loss of both of her brothers, oedipus and polyneices. The king of thebes declared that oedipus was to have a soldier's burial but polynices was not to be buried and just left on the battlefield. Antigone decided that this decision made by creon was not fair and she was going to bury her brother herself, putting her life on the line in the process. Antigone has all the characteristics of a tragic hero. She is of royal birth, she has good intentions, and she
Antigone wants a proper burial for her deceased brother, Polyneices, but is prohibited to bury him due to a new decree established by her uncle, also known as King Creon. The late king Oedipus, who was Antigone's father, also had another son, named Eurydice. Antigone, being the defining and strong woman she is, does not care and possesses an indifferent attitude towards rules that go against what she believes is fair and just, in which burying her brother is no exception. With an indifferent attitude, she zealously accepted the punishment to be hers as she confessed to entombing Polyneices, and stated that Creon's edict had no effect on her to follow, since the "unwritten immortal laws of the gods" were the only significant ones to her. The streak of defiance in Antigone can be interpereted as both a blessing and a curse to her character's being, hence, without it, she would not have buried Polyneices. Antigone is confused because Creon is not understanding why she buried Polyneices and is defying the law. Confusion is also another flaw of hers that contributes to the water of Antigone's swiftly moving boat. One of Antigone's most attractive attributes is her intrepidity. Antigone's bravery shined through when she accepted all odds and ends of the final moments of her life which included her punishment. Indifference and defiance go hand in hand, for she did not care what came of her future and bravely rebelled against the greek kingdom whilst respecting the gods; how
A tragic hero is a character in the story who attempts to be heroic but makes a judgment error that inevitably leads to his or her own death as defined by Aristotle. There are three main Characteristics of a tragic hero. These characteristics reveal themselves through the character Antigone, who in the story is faced with a conflict caused by the king Creon who is also her uncle; and has declared that the body of Antigone’s brother Polynices may not be given a proper burial because he led the rebel army that invaded Thebes, but Antigone wishes to give her brother a proper burial knowing the consequences of doing so. In this classic tragedy written by Sophocles the character Antigone resembles the characteristics of a tragic hero.
A tragic hero is a great or virtuous character in a dramatic tragedy who is destined for suffering and defeat. In the story of Antigone there are two possible tragic hero's; Antigone and Creon. Antigone is a tragic hero because she holds a high status, has a tragic flaw, and her punishment exceeds her crime.
A tragic hero is a character who makes a mistake due to a flaw that inevitably leads to their own destruction. The play Antigone is a very good example of showing what a tragic hero is. This play was written by Sophocles and tells the story about Antigone’s uncle, Creon, declaring to only bury only one of her two brothers after they killed each other in a battle over ruling the kingdom. She goes against her uncle’s law and buries Polynieces, who was left unburied while Eteocles was. Creon finds out about her doings, and sentences her to live in a cell until her death. Many people believe that Antigone is the tragic here, although I think Creon is the true tragic hero. Many people could confuse the tragic hero with Antigone because the play was named after her. She could be a good choice, but she is lacking the main characteristics for being a tragic hero: the feeling of remorse for her actions and a moral flaw. Creon is the one with the key element for being a tragic hero: having a flaw which causes something to go wrong, realizing what you’ve done, and accepting the things that will come to you because of that.
Sophocles’ play Antigone is an Ancient Greek tragedy that is still quite popular today. It is part of a series of three plays, starting with Oedipus Rex, a man who is destined to kill his father and marry his mother. His parents try to defy their son’s fate, but everything happens just as it was prophesied. Oedipus eventually can't live with himself and goes away to the mountains to be alone for the rest of his life and leaving his sons to rule Thebes instead. Eteocles and Polyneices decide to split the throne, rotating who leads every year. After the first year, however, Eteocles refuses to give up his position of power, and the brothers kill each other in battle. Creon is now the king of Thebes, and he declares that Eteocles will be buried