Violence In Antigone

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How violence is applied in Antigone According to Foster, violence is one of the most personal and intimate acts between humans, and can also apply cultural and social implications in literature. Foster also points out that literature that has violence within it, may be seen as a metaphor. All of this can be seen and established in Sophocles tragedy, Antigone. Throughout Antigone, we see many different elements of literature that Foster establishes in his book, How to Read Literature Like a Professor, however, none is seen more than violence. Foster states in chapter thirteen of his book that, “violence has to have some sort of meaning beyond the mere mayhem.” Keeping this in mind, you might ask, how is this applied in Antigone? This is applied to two categories of violence: The two categories include character inflicted violence (all includes actions like shootings, stabbings, and etc.) and authorial violence. For the first…show more content…
To sum it up, he describes it as conflicts occurring between two characters. While the sub-points of this was discussed earlier, it can still stand alone when it comes to Antigone. After Haemon and Creon’s wife learns of Antigone’s death, both mourns of her death and promptly after hangs themselves afterward. But you may be asking, how does this relate to character-on-character violence? Well, this relates as it all has to do with the action that Creon committed for this event to occur. In a sense, when character-on-character violence occurs, at times that conflict can snowball, becoming a bigger conflict with more disastrous results. For example, because of Antigone’s death, two of the most important people in Creon 's life ends their own because of his actions. And so because of Creon imprisoning Antigone, this snowballed to her and eventually Haemon and Creon’s wife
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