Antigone was on a mission and she did not care whether she was going to die or not trying to bury her brother. Creon did not have a mission however, he did not mean to have all of this happen to him. He was blinded by his power and his pride so much that he ended up having what’s left of his family killed. He wasn’t going to be a hero like Antigone but instead he was going to live on with the city of Thebes turned against him and conclusively living alone possibly for the rest of his
Possibly their biggest distinction is in their ideals. While discussing the issue of Polyneices and Eteocles deaths, Antigone and Creon take a very different stance. For Creon, he believes that Eteocles was the better man, so he deserves a proper burial, whereas he believes Polyneices is traitor, so he deserves no burial rights. On the other hand, Antigone firmly believes that not granting a dead man a burial is immoral and that no matter the person, everyone deserves a proper burial. After Antigone is confronted by the guard and brought to Creon she explains to him what she knows is morally right, “I did not think anything which you proclaimed strong enough to let a mortal override the gods and their unwritten and unchanging laws” (338).
In conclusion, in Sophocles’ Antigone, the theme of free-will versus fate is emplified by the family curse and Antigone’s goal in the play is to bury her brother, Polynices. However, it is forbidden to do so and the punishment for breaking that rule is death. The fate of Antigone because of her family’s curse is one of the causes of her downfall. Another cause of her downfall was her free-will of going against Creon’s rule. The final part discusses Creon’s free-will of having power and using it poorly, this causes the downfall of his
In the story Antigone by Sophocles, Antigone has two brothers, but both were treated differently when they died. Eteocles died peacefully with him being buried in dirt while Polyneices was just lying there to die in a terrible way. Antigone finds a way to bury her brother, as she goes to bury her brother she gets caught, it didn’t go the way she wanted it to. Throughout the whole story that came with ups and downs, Sophocles tries to show that how the family ties with Antigone wanting to bury her brother, Antigone arguing with Creon, and the argument between father and son, Creon and Haemon. Antigone wants to bury her brother so that he can die in peace and not die without honor.
In the novel “Antigone”, one of the main characters, Antigone, is hero within the texts for her heroic actions. She follows many of the guidelines that are written in Campbell’s “A Hero’s Journey”. In Antigone, she fought against the injustice of Creon and his tyranny laws. In the novel, Creon refused to allow Polyneices, the brother of Antigone, a proper burial. In ancient Rome, a proper burial meant that the person would be allowed passage into the afterlife.
Analysis of Haemon’s Argument 1. Haemon believes that Antigone should not be killed, because the citizens of Thebes were against her death. Furthermore, Antigone was Haemon’s fiancee. This is shown when Haemon says to Creon, “The whole city of Thebes denys [Antigone as a traitor]” (Sophocles, 820). Haemon believes that Creon should listen to the people, thus he supports the citizens opinion.
Antigone is the courageous character of this play because she would accept any consequences for her brother, she would die for him, and let her dream of being a mother and wife vanish. Even though Antigone’s brother committed a crime, he should still be buried like any other family member that committed a crime. The first thing Creon’s does in Antigone is declare a hash but understandable law. Anyone who attempts to honor Polyneices will be sentenced
“ He’s honoring one with full funeral and treating the other one disgracefully! Etheocles,they say, has had his burial according to our customary rites, to win him honour with the dead below.” “ But where I could gain greater glory than setting my own brother in his grave? All those here would confirm this pleases them if their lips weren’t sealed by fear--being king.” Some people may say that Antigone agues from the perspective of stage one, obedience and punishment because she said that acting against the law is a rule and the punishment was getting stoned to death. “ Anyone who acts against the order will be stoned to death before the city.” In conclusion, Antigone represents stage 6th of Kohlberg’s Stages Of Moral Development because she broke a rule that was made against her morality and she believed that it wasn’t fair that Creon wanted Polynesis dead body stay in the street and not get buried. Also she believed that it was disrespectful that one of her two brothers got buried and then the other one
how does power comes into play with respect?In the story Antigone by Sophocles, Antigone disrespect the king ( Creon) orders not to bury their brother Polyneices in a way to show respect to their brother. Always follow your heart only when it right no matter what the consequences are.In the play Antigone , Antigone fights the issure of burying her brother is the right things to her, but on the other hand the king thinks she shouldnt because her brother was so called a trader to him but she dosent respect his athority and still buries him.Antigone also dragged her sister into it but her sister didnt want to get involved because she respects the king and his athority, but later on in the story her sister wanted to join and help bury their brother biut antigone didnt want her too.“And if I have to die for this pure crime,/ I am content, for I shall rest beside him;/ His love will answer mine” (lines 72-74).This quote explains the way she feels about burying her brother.
Creon thought that his power on earth surpassed the power of god. Later, Teiresias tells Creon that he will lose one child for the crimes of leaving Polyneices unburied and putting Antigone into the earth. The Chorus tells Creon, he needs to free Antigone then bury Polyneices. Creon does the exact opposite, so the gods punished him. Antigone died so the gods to Polyneices life.