Haimon's Pride In Sophocles Antigone

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In Sophocles` play, Antigone, he shows a story of a crazed man who lets pride takes over his actions causing the deaths of his loved ones. This essay will discuss Haimon, King Creon`s son, through statements that Sophocles himself wrote and inferences of his perspective. During the story Haimon does major actions such as; plea for his fiancée, commits suicide and even cast death upon King Creon. I believe that Haimon plead for Antigone`s life for more than one reason. He pleads for her because she was his fiancée and also because he heard the rumors the citizens passed around about King Creon. Traditionally people marry someone because they each contain a vast amount of unique characteristics that they enjoy about each other; Haimon is not …show more content…

The only person who truly loved and cared for him was sent to her death and Creon lost his mind. Eurydice was outspoken because during the time period women had no say so. Eurydice could not show Hamion the amount of attention and love that Antigone did and the fact that she was going to die was going to kill Haimon emotionally therefore he did it himself in a physical sense. I believe that Haimon did not try to kill Creon but he did foreshadow his father being murdered. He meant it in a sense that if Creon kept acting immorally the town`s people were going to come after him and attack him. Creon saw no wrong in his actions of killing Antigone, ignore the blind prophet or not burying a restless soul but the town`s people noticed how atrocious that the new King was acting. Haimon predicted that soon they would get fed up and come after him for his death. Hamion is a major character in the play Antigone and helps outline the details of the citizens and even Creon. Hamion acted as Romeo from the common play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. In Romeo and Juliet, there is a young couple who commit suicide in the name of love. This is similar to Antigone because in the end Hamion kills himself because his loved one is dead

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