Role Of Fate In Antigone

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Fate can be the development of events beyond a person’s control. It is the destiny of someone. Some people trust fate to tell them when it’s their end of time. Just like Oedipus flees Corinth in an effort to avoid his fate. Which means he did whatever it took to avoid the way it would died. Sometimes the characters accepted the fate because it was important to them or they just believed that it was the right thing to do.
Creon’s tried to fight his fate. His fate was that everything he cherished and had pride in him was all taken away. Even though he tried to change his way of thinking, he still had no control over his fate. As Creon says in the text, “Lead me away. I have been rash and foolish. I have killed my son and my wife. 1035 I look
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Antigone wanted to plan a burial for her brother that died, Polyneices. She talks to Ismene about what was going to happen to her if she was to get caught. If she got caught this made her actions illegal because back then, by the law it was unnecessary. But to the gods, a burial was appropriate and needed. As she thought about what to do more and more, she finally decided to go with her fate. Which was what she thought was right. She knew that the gods was more important than following the law. As for that being her fate, the laws did not matter. Because during this time, sometimes not doing the right thing, could cause death. Because someone could never know. Maybe Polyneices wasn’t really himself. That could have been a god in disguise. If she would have not buried the god, then she would have been killed. She also tried to change her sister’s mind about what she thought Antigone should do. She even told her sister that she sould “set her own fate in order.” She did the right thing no matter how many rules she had to break. Antigone follows through with her plan. She buried Polyneices. While burying her brother, she gets caught by the guards. She gets arrested and brought to Creon to admit to breaking the law. Part of her punishment was to be locked in a vault. But she was not shamul for following her fate she says “My fate prompts no tears.” While locked away in the vault, she commits suicide with her
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