Husband! Oh, the blood is spilled of my dear kinsman! Prince, as thou art true, for blood of ours, shed blood of Montague.” What Lady Capulet is saying, is that because Tybalt has been killed by a Montague, a Montague should die as well. It is understandable that it could be very hard to forgive someone if they just killed your relative but that doesn’t mean you don’t ever forgive them.
Antigone Summary It tells an appalling story of dedication to the state, divine beings or potentially connection. It grabs after the war amongst Polyneices and Eteocles. The two siblings were given the kingdom to lead in turns by their dad, Oedipus Rex. When it came time for Polyneices to control as his inheritance, Eteocles declined to hand over the kingdom which prompted a common war outside the entryways of Thebes and both of their ends. Antigone and her sister, Ismene come back to Thebes to discover that both of their siblings are dead, and their uncle Creon has asserted the honoured position.
In Sophocles’ Antigone, the king, Creon, is driven mad by the deaths he caused, those of his niece, son, and wife, and Antigone, Creon’s niece, is killed for doing what she believes to be right. He represents the consequences of their actions, Antigone’s death and Creon’s descent into madness, by mentioning of several Greek myths. He also uses these myths to illustrate the emotions that drive each character to act. Sophocles first introduces mythology in the prologue, when Antigone says to her sister, Ismene that she should bury her brother, a traitor, in spite of Creon’s edict, rather than spurn the, “laws of the god,”(Sophocles 63).
In the beginning of the play, Antigone’s character is developed as an emblematic character Yevtushuk 5 which makes the story compelling. During Antigone’s final speech her characteristics take a contrasting turn as she accepts her fate. On the other hand, Creon is introduced and established as a selfish, law following ruler at first. When his final speech is said, his character also takes a contrasting turn and demonstrates him as the loving father he should have been all along. Sophocles stylistic decision of ending on a strong note is a strong element of this play.
In the beginning, Creon’s son, Haemon visits him to talk about the burial. His fiancé, Antigone was accused of burying Polynices, and was ordered to be sent away and locked in a cave where she could rot and think about what she did. Haemon argue with Creon for a long time, but Creon would not even listen to his own son about burying Polynices. Creon asked the Chorus,”Indeed!
Two brothers named Eteocles and Polyneices are fighting over who should be the ruler of Thebes due to the fact they both want to be king. However, during battle, both brothers are killed on the battlefield; resulting in neither of them being king. The new ruler, Creon, who also happens to be their uncle, declares Eteocles to be buried and to leave Polyneices on the field for ‘dishonoring’ Thebes. Antigone and Ismene, sisters to Eteocles and Polyneices, are arguing over whether or not they should defy what their Uncle Creon has ordered and bury him anyway. Antigone declares they should because it’s the right thing to do; whereas, Ismene is terrified of going against Creon since he stated anyone who defied the law will be punished by death.
Since even in the desert of calamities there is an oasis of hope. So nothing happens in vain, in life each occurrence is meant to happen for a reason. While the best thing we could do is to accept what has happened, then just let go of it. Khalil Gibran puts it well by saying, 'Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.'
Antigone wants her brother to receive proper burial rites in the play “Antigone”, written by Sophocles. In the lead up to the play, two brothers fight till death in order to receive the beloved power over Thebes. In the dual between the two brothers, Polyneices met fatality while bringing mischief upon the city of Thebes. Consequently, the King, Creon, declared that Polyneices’s proper burial rites should be revoked. Antigone was driven by tradition and her family values to bury her deceased brother; thus forthe, she was readily willing to suffer her punishment.
The cause of Oedipus to kill his dad and marry his mother was the cause of fate. That fate torture Oedipus , fate made Creon the new king of Thebes by both Oedipus’s son killing each other. Antigone’s fate was to die trying to honor her brother Polyneices. “Now,dear Ismene, my own blood sister, do you have any sense of all the troubles Zeus keeps bringing on the two of us as long as we’re alive? All that misery which stems from Oedipus?
Antigone, from the play, Antigone, by Sophocles, was the sister of Polyneices. Sophocles used tone, imagery, diction, and many other literary devices to show Antigone’s nobility and virtuosity, her hamartia, and her downfall. These are all three of the characteristics of a tragic hero. This defies her as a tragic hero. Sophocles recognizes Antigone as noble and virtuous by showing the love she had for her brother and wanting to give him a proper burial, even though it is against the king’s edict, knowing she could be punished.
In Antigone by Sophocles, the main character, whom the play is named for, is faced with a difficult situation. Both Antigone's brothers, Eteocles and Polyneices, have died. Eteocles died defending Thebes and Polyneices died attacking it. King Creon, Antigone's uncle, forbade the burial of Polyneices because of his attack on Thebes. The King poclaimed an edict to refuse the burial of Polyneices on pain of death.
If each inhabitant of this universe examines themselves, we would find flaws. In literature, we are often presented with characters possessing one or more tragic flaws that lead to their demise, and in this situation, it's Antigone, a play written by Sophocles. This colossal play exhibits much more than just characters and words. The flaws conveyed in Antigone's main characters do not only manifest different types of imperfections throughout the play, but how they take place, affect everything and everybody, and maneuver the course of the story as it is developed. King Creon and Antigone, the antagonist and protagonists in this play, exhibit such character flaws such as hubris, bravery, ignorance, etc.
Antigone-Fate vs. Free Will One of Sophocles famous plays that he wrote is Antigone. In Antigone, Sophocles shows that an individual's pride and arrogance could have deadly consequences in his life. Antigone breaks the law and has to face the consequences Creon has for her. Imagine different things that could've been done to make this play into an alternate ending, other than the tragedy it had.
In the play Antigone, Eteocles and Polyneices are The brothers of Antigone. The brothers killed eachother in battle fighting over the throne of Thebes which caused calamity. The brothers defiled their reputation fighting over power. Antigone's uncle, Creon, the new king, gave Eteocles a proper burial but refused to give Polyneices a proper burial because he believed he was a traitor. Antigone transgresses king Creon's law and berries Polyneices.