In Sophocles’ play Antigone, Antigone is punished for burying her dead brother’s body by being buried alive. Antigone gives an emotional speech in which she laments the loss of her youth and her future of marriage and motherhood. In this speech, she employs rhetorical devices like pathos, foreshadowing and extended metaphor. In an attempt to coerce Creon to refrain from burying herself alive, Antigone utilizes the rhetorical device, pathos.
Sophocles’ Antigone is known for being a very politically charged play, staged and restaged during times of political unrest. However, Antigone is not only a play about the politics of the polis and a tyrannical government, but about a young woman who only wanted to do right by her dead brother and give him the rights that he deserved. As Antigone is being sentenced to death, she makes the statement of “I am a stranger!” (Sophocles, 956) because her uncle, the new king of Thebes, and a group of men meant to represent the citizen of Thebes tell her that she is as much an outsider as a slave, and that her behavior is not one that is accepted in Thebes. Moreover, her long family history alienates her from her fellow Thebans, who have not suffered like she had, though a woman born of the gods has experienced a
Creon:“I killed you, my son, without intending to,/ and you, as well, my wife,” (Lines 1486-1487). Antigone is the story of a girl who defies the king of Thebes in order to honor her dead brother, Polyneices, who is not allowed to be buried. When the king decides to punish her, his inability to listen to reasoning and resistance to change backfires on him in a deadly way. In the play, Antigone, by Sophocles, Creon, the play’s tragic hero, brings suffering to others, such as causing the death of Antigone, his son, Haemon, and his wife, Eurydice, which contributes to the tragic vision of the play as a whole because it shows how stubbornness brings pain for others. To begin with, Creon brings suffering to Antigone by refusing to change and
In the play “Antigone” by Sophocles there are two people that could be considered a tragic hero. It has been up for debate who the actual hero of this play is, but many people believe that Creon and Antigone could both be a hero. A tragic hero is considered a character who’s known for being worthy of something and doing something right for someone. There are many qualities out there that you have to follow for you to be able to become the official tragic hero. Also in this play there is only aloud to be one tragic character.
Two marbles in Different Piles Because of the ways that characters are developed in both Antigone and “The Game,” they are very similar, yet different, seen throughout the whole plays. To start, the two plays are alike with their dramatic point of view, however the feelings and directions in Antigone are almost non-existent,especially evident during the tensest moments of both play. In Antigone this idea is seen during the finale of the tragedy when Haimon kills himself, with Haimon’s death being narrated as,“ 'He said not a word, Staring— And suddenly drew his sword And lunged. Creon shrank back, the blade missed; and the boy, Desperate against himself, drove it...
The play Antigone, by Sophocles, presents the power of love, which the sword cannot defeat. Nevertheless, the play itself provides the idea in which it might be argued whether love is one of the superior forces in society that drives people to pursue their ideals. The story itself, places Antigone determined to carry out the burying of her brother Polyneices with the purpose of honouring him and giving him the importance she thinks he deserves. Considering this an act of love, Antigone is willing to overcome the laws of the state and Creon’s orders by sacrificing her own life in order to distinguish the reputation of her family.
Antigone is one of the greatest tragedies ever written by Sophocles. There is a controversial question about this play: Who is the tragic hero? Could it be Antigone or Creon? Even though the play’s name is Antigone, but as I read the story. A sensible and responsible king, Creon, is a tragic hero because of his power madness, self-righteousness, and ruthlessness.
Just as in Sophocles' timeless Antigone, in Othello, hubris proves again to be a great man's hamartia. Similar to King Creon's tragic fall, Othello's blind killing of his soulmate, Desdemona, displays that pride can only lead in one's implosion. No ending is as quintessentially Shakespearian as watching a once loyal subordinate become disparaged to the point of blind fury by his formal idol. The fatal concoction of hubris and the desire to excel can land in disaster, and the ends rarely justify the means.
In Antigone, a play by the famous philosopher Sophocles, a tale of a brave martyr Antigone, who puts her brother to rest despite the decree of the king is sentenced to death for her betrayal of the kingdom. Death runs rampant throughout the story making it a tragedy of epic proportions. A Martyr by the name of Antigone is named a true tragic hero when she sacrifices her life for a moral and just reason. When looking at Aristotle’s definition of tragedy, Antigone would be the one who is the true tragic hero considering the sacrifices she made regardless of the cost.
Shakespeare 's Othello Othello is a tragedy play written by William Shakespeare. It was first performed in the theatre in 1604. The story is concerned about two central characters: Othello, the Moor who is a general in the Venetian army, and his disloyal ensign, Iago. The main themes in Othello reflect the motivations of characters.
The play, Antigone, is a tragedy written by the Greek poet Sophocles. A common theme among tragedies is that they have a tragic hero, and Antigone is no different. The tragic hero of this poem is Creon, the King of Thebes. Creon is faced with the difficult task of punishing his niece, Antigone. She has broken one of his laws stating that no one is to give proper burial rites to Polyneices, Antigone’s brother, because he tried to overthrow Creon.
Tragic heroes characterize tragedies because they tell the tragic story of those heroes and their tragic flaws. In the book Antigone written by Sophocles, we are met with many characters of the book, and the tragic hero is depicted into two characters, Antigone and Creon. We see the tragic death of Antigone as she took her life in the end of the book, and Creon the king of Thebes, who also faces his tragedy in the book. To begin with, Antigone tells the story that depicts the tragedy of Antigone, who also seems to be the tragic hero.
How important are the characters other than Antigone and Creon in Sophocles' Antigone? Characters other than Antigone and Creon could be considered as minor due to their limited time on stage, throughout the play. However, their significance cannot be underestimated. Throughout Sophocles’ Antigone, written in 441 B.C. set in Thebes, characters other than Antigone and Creon hold a vital role as they help to emphasise Antigone’s
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 Sophocles’s book ”Antigone”, He contemplates the Idea Fate vs. Free will. The characters in the splay battle with a great predicament that lead up to a twist at the end of the story leaving the readers shook and wondering .In Antigone,She is put in difficult situation where she could defy the king and bury her brother .Therefore leading her to be executed or she can be dishonorable to her beloved brother. She chooses to defy the king and at the end,we uncover her suicide.