Ideas In Oedipus And Antigone

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Over the years, people have struggled because of different ideals, however when it comes to a rebellion against a common adversary they must have something in common. Following that, all the Greek tragedy plays are related to the statement each one in its different way. For instance, in “Antigone” written by Sophocles Antigone say: “And now you can prove what you are: A true sister, or a traitor to your family”. To put another way, Antigone is asking Ismene to join her cause of rescuing their brother’s body to an honor him and go against a common enemy whit is the government. Subsequently, it can be perceive how the protagonist mind is pointing directly to challenge the government. Antigone who is the daughter of a very respected ex-king confronts…show more content…
When Oedipus was exiled from Thebes, Antigone, his daughter shares a time with him in Colonus. Thus, it is thought that there where probably Oedipus transmit his ideologies and many of his characteristics to Antigone. Thanks to these moments Antigone inherits a challenging and brave heart which later on uses against Creon and place him in a precarious position. Oedipus had a passive personality most of the time, but when it meant defending someone of his family or close, there was nobody who could get on his way from protecting them. As a matter of fact, this is the most noticed feature in "Antigone" and “La Pasión Según Antígona Pérez” when at the expense of defending those whom she loves is that it ends in tragedy. Some say that the similarities between Oedipus and Antigone are due to he is not only his father but he is also her brother. On the other hand, there are some who think that what makes them similar is something more. Something that cannot be explained only by blood, and that is the determination and perseverance with which both fight. Although, his strength and determination the weight of the awful truth is the only enemy that Oedipus could not bear so he deprived himself of his sight and lose the things he loved most. As in that act, to be blinded from the truth forever or to actually see the truth were other people could not…show more content…
Even though, one of the biggest changes is that the tyrant Creón now is a dictator even more perverse and cruel than in “Antigone”. Moreover, in the act of love and loyalty to her friends Antígona is considers a traitor to the city and the punishment for this is death unless she confesses to her crimes. Previously, Antígona challenges the government and Creón himself when she buries the two brothers Tavares in their own land. They were supposed to be exposed to the public eye as a warning for everyone who dare to defy Creón’s dictatorship. One of the best traits of Antígona is her stubbornness and strength of her heart to not let anyone manipulate her in her way to the true goal which is to see justice. The best offers and many important people came to her and talk to her trying to remember her how is life in “freedom” but none of them were good enough to change her mind. In the end, there is shown how the government uses everything in their power to overwhelm the people. To conclude, Creón changed the story of a brave hero and turned her into a criminal of the state. In comparison this play to “Antigone” Creón resulted victorious unlike in
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