Sophocles Antigone: The Hero's Journey

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The tragedy, Antigone by Sophocles is a well developed take on the fight between who is applicable to be the protagonist of a story. In most stories, plays, poems, written works in general from the first literary works discovered surrounded the Hero’s Journey. The tragedy of Antigone is the one play that seems to accept Joseph Campbell’s theory but master the ideals of a protagonist but still battle for the position at the same time. It’s more or less a toss up to put it simply, but there are strong events and decisions within the tragedy that unfolds somewhat who the antagonist and protagonist is. Similar to the characters in Finding Nemo, Nemo and his father, Marlin, are a debatable pair in deciding who is the lead in the film. They, as do Creon and Antigone, follow the Hero’s Journey rather fluently making the end choice in who is the reliable protagonist a hard choice to even think about. The thing that must be considered most is a definition, being protagonist. What a protagonist is, is the leading character or one of the major characters…show more content…
He denies Polynices the burial that everyone deserves. Because of this, he is the force that goes against Antigone, making him a rather irritating character throughout the entire play. Not only is denying someone a burial, a cruddy thing to do, but it's the fact that he further forces the body to be unburied after Antigone tries to do the morally correct thing. Defying the Gods’ in this time period was the wrong in the play, not the burial of Polynices by Antigone’s hand. Creon is the one who reacts and that only. Antigone is the one who sets the events in motion, while Creon simply does his best to keep them from occurring. Creon never actually pushes the play forward in any way. Antigone is the one that shakes the Kingdom by defying him, but really all she’s doing is supporting the Gods. Because of this, Creon is the
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