Most people think that Antigone and John Q are completely different but that is not always the case. There are some obvious similarities between them like how Antigone is a girl and John Q is a boy, but those are not all the similarities they have, there are some bigger similarities. The main similarity that not everyone sees is that they are willing to do anything for the one they love; no matter the consequences. In all reality, the play Antigone and the film John Q have a few significant similarities.
Aristophanes and Sophocles both wrote similar arts that have been studied over the years. Antigone by Sophocles and Lysistrata by Aristophanes are two works of art that have many differences but they both assess an important point at the end. Out of all the differences between both of these plays, the one I consider most important is how each play ends according to the type of style it is. Even though the main characters of both of these plays were women, in Lysistrata, both the women and (eventually at the end) the men praise her for her beliefs, while in Antigone, almost everyone goes against what she feels is right which results in her death. The reason why this difference between Antigone (tragedy) and Lysistrata (comedy) is most important
She suffers greatly from this incident because not only did she lose her two brothers, but she also lost her sister Ismene. Ismene did not want to go along with Antigone to bury Polyneices, so that drove a wedge between the sisters’ relationship. Antigone has lots of family issues, and that could be a contributing factor to the reason why she killed herself rather than have her uncle Creon kill her.
She has a heroic and courageous personality. Throughout her quest to bury Polyneices, Antigone encounters many hindrances along the way. The death of her father Oedipus led to her greatest disputant being given power, her Uncle Creon. He would show her no mercy for breaking his laws, until it is too late. Even when her sister Ismene states “Our own death would be if we should go against Creon And do what he has forbidden!
Antigone and John Q are both alike in many ways. For example how they both stand up against the law for what they believe is the right thing, they both own up to their law breaking, and they both get in trouble anyway even though other people agree with what they have done. In Antigone, the main character Antigone’s two brothers are killed at war. While one is allowed to get a proper burial however her other brother cannot be buried because it’s against the law.
She believes that even though her brothers fought in each of the leading sides of Thebes’ civil war, it should not matter as they are both part of her and Creon’s family. Antigone “sacrifices her own life in the name of it. Her determination is so strong that her character becomes symbolic of family loyalty or blood ties” (Shmoop). Although she is not trying to teach a lesson per se, she does make an impact on those around her. Her fiancé and his mother both follow suit in Antigone’s suicide, leaving Creon alone in the end to reflect on his actions and their consequences.
Antigone and her father Oedipus are very alike and different in a few ways. The things that occur to them both lead up to their deaths. For instance, Antigone defies the leader Creon which results in her death. Also, Oedipus and his wife Jocasta ignore the gods which causes Oedipus’s long life of suffering.
In the classic play by Sophocles, Antigone is a tragic story of the bold Antigone who defied her uncle, King Creonʻs, edict by burying her brother, Polyneices, who died attacking the city of Thebes, trying to take the power away from their brother, Eteocles, who refused to share the throne with Polyneices. Even though Antigone knew that going against Creon and burying her brother would not end well for her, she still choose to risk her life to do what is right. After being caught breaking the law, Antigone is appointed to be locked away, isolated in a cave until she dies, but she hangs herself at the end. At the same time, things for Creon are not looking good, as everyone around him seems to be against him in his decision for punishing Antigone. Everyone Creon cares about kills themselves from a curse that is put on Creon for not following the Godsʻ laws.
Antigone and Creon both have the characteristics to be the tragic hero of Sophocles’s play Antigone. Creon is King of Thebes, makes the decision that anyone who buries Polyneices’s body will be stoned to death, watches his entire family die, and comes to grips with the fact his pride is what caused his family to die. Antigone is the niece of Creon, decides to bury her brother’s body, dies by killing herself, and realizes that her feeling of arrogance is what caused her to be put into her situation. Many people have a belief that only one character can be given the title of the tragic hero in a single story or play, but Sophocles’s play combined with Aristotle’s definition proves that it is possible to have two tragic
Here, Antigone is defying the king, and doesn’t care about the consequences she may endure. She is in full awareness that the consequence for her actions it the death penalty, but is willing to
Antigone, written by the Greek playwright Sophocles, is a tragic work that pins laws and rules against family and moral decisions. When King Creon declares that Polyneices, Antigone’s brother, be left unburied for his wrongdoing, she violates his rule and buries him anyways. Creon sentences her to spend the rest of her life in a cave, in which she will quickly die of starvation. But Haemon, Creon’s son and Antigone’s betrothed, disagrees with his father and goes to free Antigone. When he gets there, he finds that she had hung herself and kills himself on the spot.
When Creon was going to let Antigone go he finds her like this “Antigone had made a noose of her fine linen well and hanged herself.786” This makes Creon realize that what he did cause the death of Antigone. Creon has realized it was a terrible thing to do after he saw
Do you remember reading a thrilling story that you could actually relate too? Numerous stories today tell the inspiring stories of people by many authors; however, I feel The Odyssey and Romeo and Juliet both portray similar themes in the context of the story. For example, both show the importance of love, family, and fate in the context of the story. In the story Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is passionately in love with Juliet.
Antigone’s actions are motivated by her allegiance to her family, moral conscience, and religion amid Creon’s political injustice and tyranny. Antigone’s actions motivate her to demand Ismene to prove whether she is “a true sister or a traitor to your family” (26-27). Antigone maintains loyalty to her brother despite his actions which threatened Thebes. Her inability to bear the thought of her brother’s corpse being picked apart by animals and not being honored with proper funeral rites forces her to act. Antigone’s fierce allegiance to her family is laid bare as she is willing to sacrifice her life to honor her brother and defy the law in an act that she believes is morally just.
In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet,Romeo and Juliet were two very similar people by the way they acted to even the way their families acted. They both get treated the same way by their parents, they both were not honest, and even their families acted the same way.