Foreshadowing In Antigone

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Antigone is the best representation of a tragic hero in this play. In the opinion of others, one may say that Antigone has a tragedy that is more complex rather than simple. The importance of having a complex tragedy is the more difficult and hard this said persons woe is, the more anthropomorphic and relatable this will be to us humans. In the play Antigone, she plans to go against Creon’s rules and bury her beloved brother who died for reasons that she believes to be honorary. As Antigone states,”That must be your excuse, I suppose. But as for me, I will bury the brother I love.” This event in the play is one of the main pieces to her tragedy, because later on in this play she will be punished for what she has done, and this will lead to her death. As for the other adversary, Creon, his …show more content…

In one’s opinion Creon’s tragedy may be very dry compared to the complicated Antigone, for Antigone she never knew what was going to happen, but for Creon much foreshadowing was shown by quite a few characters. The fact that Creon tried to take away Antigone’s want to bury the brother she loved is perpetuous and should not even be a law, of course he had people tell him this toward the start. As said by Haimon toward the middle of this play, “They say no woman has ever, so unreasonably, Died so shameful a death for a generous act: She covered her

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