At the end of the story when his family commits suicide, Creon realizes that he was the reason why this whole mess happened and he was the reason his whole family was gone. So Creon lost his wife, son, and niece and now he lives in loneliness having the feeling of sadness and regret for the rest of his entire life. Although Antigone had died, she died with everyone knowing that she was a hero. She buried her brother because she knew it was the right thing to do because of her loyalty for her family and she got locked up and died in attempt of doing it. Antigone was on a mission and she did not care whether she was going to die or not trying to bury her brother.
Antigone disobeys the law to honor her brother by burying him, and she is sentenced to death. Creon is willing to kill Antigone, his niece, to back up his word and gain the people’s respect. Creon orders, “I’ll find a cave in some deserted spot and there I will imprison her alive” (lines 73-74). Creon is saying Antigone will be buried alive.
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.
Not burying Antigone’s brother, Polyneices, was Creon’s act of injustice (hamartia), which categorizes Creon as a tragic hero with a tragic flaw. Ismene, Antigone’s sister, warns Antigone not to bury Polyneices with “Think how much more terrible than these/ Our own death would be if we should go against Creon” (Prologue.44-45). In saying this, Ismene is telling Antigone that their brothers’ deaths were terrible, but she would have one similar to their by going against Creon. This shows just how tortuous Creon has been as a leader that his pride causes him to think that only he is right, which causes him to inflict harsh punishments. Additionally, when Antigone does bury Polyneices for the first time, Sentry tells him what happened.
Creon and Antigone represent the madness in the world when a certain aspect of life is taken to the extreme. Their thoughts were unchangeable and its only consequence was the destruction of their lives. In Sophocles’ Antigone, a classic Greek tragedy that draws a parallel between claims of state and familial loyalty; both the aspects are brought to life. Where Antigone singles out the private sphere of life, Creon puts weight upon the political sphere. Where Antigone was a devotee of divine law, Creon came across as a supporter of the human law.
How would you feel if you were locked away to rot by one of your own family members because you did something they didn’t approve of? In Sophocles play, Antigone, this is just the case for the niece of Creon, King of Thebes. After getting word that her “own two brothers [...] slaughtered one another and brought about their common doom” (Sophocles 318), Antigone is distraught. What makes her infuriated is when she learns that her uncle, Creon, has decided that one of her brothers, Eteocles, will receive a proper burial and be honored while the other brother, Polyneices, will receive no burial and be remembered as a traitor. Soon after, Antigone takes action and performs a secret burial and ritual on her dead brothers corpse, but she is also
Antigone’s decision to bury Polyneices properly is influenced by her core value of pride and honor is important. Throughout the play, Antigone's core values changed the way she acted. Antigone felt that Creon’s laws were prejudiced against her belief in God's proclamation and her personal morals or core values. She put her family first the whole time,
Creon decided that Polyneices wasn’t getting a burial and was going to be exiled from Thebes and left to be eaten by birds. When Antigone found out what the king decided to do about Polyneices she disagreed. Antigone felt that it was essential that her brother Polyneices had a proper burial just like Eteocles. Antigone then talked to her sister Ismene about the situation and confessed into wanting to go against Creon and burying Polyneices regardless of what his orders are. When Antigone tells Ismene about her plan on burying Polyneices Ismene begins to tell Antigone that it is a dangerous idea to do.
In the tragic play, Antigone by Sophocles, the character Creon, who acts as the antagonist, goes though reversal and recognition. Creon is not only the antagonist, but also the ruthless king of Thebes, and Antigone's uncle. Creon inherited the throne after the deaths of Antigone's two brothers, Eteocles and Polyneices. Throughout the play, Creon makes it clear that he objects the laws of the gods in favor of the laws of man. Because of this, he sates that since Polyneices was a traitor to Thebes, he must not be mourned or buried by any of the citizens.
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.