After Antigone is confronted by the guard and brought to Creon she explains to him what she knows is morally right, “I did not think anything which you proclaimed strong enough to let a mortal override the gods and their unwritten and unchanging laws” (338). In this quote, she is trying to harn Creon that although he thinks very highly of himself, he will never be able to anything to disrupt the gods and their unwritten laws (being that all men deserve burial). Additionally, the word choice and tone used by the characters also differs. When Creon talks he makes it clear that he thinks of himself quite highly and is convinced that he is above everyone else because of his excessive pride and noble stature. This leads to a tone in his speech that is very obnoxious and off-putting.
This goes heavily with the the theme of the passage,Antigone constantly gets compared to these things make her seem small and powerless. Creon seems to have many of these views on her throughout the passage. This can be seen in manys instances throughout this passage such as when Creon tells Antigone “Don’t forget it was I gave you your first doll, and not very long ago either”. Her Creon is basically telling Antigone how it was not very long ago that she was only a child. Children do not normally have a lot of power, and her Creon still sees Antigone as quite powerless Another example as to where this repeats is when Creon tells Antigone “Now go straight back to your room”.
In the novel “Antigone”, one of the main characters, Antigone, is hero within the texts for her heroic actions. She follows many of the guidelines that are written in Campbell’s “A Hero’s Journey”. In Antigone, she fought against the injustice of Creon and his tyranny laws. In the novel, Creon refused to allow Polyneices, the brother of Antigone, a proper burial. In ancient Rome, a proper burial meant that the person would be allowed passage into the afterlife.
Antigone is the perfect example of a protagonist, yet the opposite of ordinary in Roman society for she is loyal, headstrong, yet loving. On her mask there are two drawings, a rose surrounded by dust and a laurel crown. The laurel crown was often used to represent the gods in ancient roman times, and in this context it represents the fact that Antigone holds the laws of the gods above the laws of man. In Antigone she states that, “Your edict, was strong/ But all your strength is weakness itself against/ The immortal unrecorded laws of God.” This means although Creon’s laws are strong, the god’s laws are above everything, which proves the fact that she holds god’s laws higher than anything else. The second drawing, a wilting rose surrounded by dust represents Antigone
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. She says, “For never had I, even had I been mother of children,” and, “ Cut off from marriage feast, unlasting wife’s true joy, or mother’s bliss, with infant at her breast…” (Sophocles 34).
The play initially begins with Antigone speaking with her sister, Ismene, about how she seeks assistance with a criminal act. Having her sister explain the faults in her plan, Antigone proceeded with the illegal burial of her brother. Civil disobedience is defined by “the refusal to comply with a law as a way of political protest”. Antigone was protesting the political standpoint of the king with whom she believed to be wrong because he was not willing to comply with the rule of the gods. Civil disobedience will, for the majority of the time, lead to an uprising consisting of a relatively large number of people.
In Sophocles` play, Antigone, he shows a story of a crazed man who lets pride takes over his actions causing the deaths of his loved ones. This essay will discuss Haimon, King Creon`s son, through statements that Sophocles himself wrote and inferences of his perspective. During the story Haimon does major actions such as; plea for his fiancée, commits suicide and even cast death upon King Creon. I believe that Haimon plead for Antigone`s life for more than one reason. He pleads for her because she was his fiancée and also because he heard the rumors the citizens passed around about King Creon.
Although this is very rare, it is certainly true and in this example of the play; our heroine, Antigone tries to use her power to persuade the king to change his law and bring about change for her brother and others. In the play Antigone says to King Creon, “ Your edict King, was strong, but all your strength is weakness itself against the immortal unrecorded laws of God. They are not merely now: they were, and shall be, operative forever, beyond man utterly”. (Lines 68-72) Here she is not only trying to use her power, but also to use the authority of God to persuade the King that his actions are
At the beginning of the play, Antigone is disobedient and defies creon’s order and buries her brother. Antigone says, “Help me lift the body up.” (p2) This proves that Antigone is disobedient because she was told not to bury her brother and she did it anyways. Antigone says “My own brother And yours I will! If you will not, I will; I shall not prove disloyal.” (p2) This confirms that Antigone went behind creon’s
In a symbolic manner, Creon also symbolises the suppression and tension that the older white generation is currently under and that are struggling with white guilt. He then supresses the new generation which in this adaptation would Antigone symbolises to be. Antigone, who represents the individual and the born frees, disagrees with Creon. Antigone as a born free, symbolises the new generation in South Africa that now have to face the issues of the result of the end of apartheid. Antigone stands up for her adopted brother proclaiming that he should be allowed to stay with them as he is part of the family and democracy has been instilled into South Africa for more than twenty