At the end of the story when his family commits suicide, Creon realizes that he was the reason why this whole mess happened and he was the reason his whole family was gone. So Creon lost his wife, son, and niece and now he lives in loneliness having the feeling of sadness and regret for the rest of his entire life. Although Antigone had died, she died with everyone knowing that she was a hero. She buried her brother because she knew it was the right thing to do because of her loyalty for her family and she got locked up and died in attempt of doing it. Antigone was on a mission and she did not care whether she was going to die or not trying to bury her brother.
In the play Antigone, Sophocles demonstrates the conflict between family and God through the characters of Antigone, Ismene and Creon. Antigone tries to persuade her sister Ismene that their brother Polyneices should be honored and have a proper burial while Creon uses both logical and emotional appeals to justify whether or not Polynices should have a proper burial. Ismene also uses both logical and emotional appeals to best respect her brother Polyneices along with the laws. Nowadays, family always comes first and like Antigone, some people would say they would die for
In the play, Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus is condemned to death for her act of civil disobedience against the king of the land. By burying her brother, Antigone broke the law and was rightfully punished. King Kreon was correct in enforcing his ruling over the land. Although Antigone was honoring her brother in his death, Kreon determined that it was right to ignore Antigone’s pleas as he sought the betterment of his society and his country. The play initially begins with Antigone speaking with her sister, Ismene, about how she seeks assistance with a criminal act.
Not knowing that Haemon is coming to save her, Antigone hangs herself. The messenger informs the reader: “We saw her, strung up by the neck, hanging / From an improvised rope of twisted linen” (51). Antigone commits suicide before she could die the death Creon sentenced her to. Because of her death: “[Haemon] held his sword at arm’s length / And plunged it between his own ribs” (51). The suicide of Creon son already made Creon realize that he made a mistake convicting Antigone.
Ismene wants to die with Antigone because she thinks their guilt is equal, but Antigone stops her from doing so. Creon and Haemon argues, but in the end Creon regrets everything after talking with the prophet. As of family having many troubles, no matter what they will stick
Antigone went to her sister Ismene for help to bury Polyneices body. Antigone was hoping that she could count on her “loyal” sister Ismene to help her be more loyal to Polyneices by burying his body, instead of being loyal to their state who was completely against burying him. “I will bury him; and if I
Determination is an asset to Antigone because in the beginning of the play both of her brothers died in battle. Antigone is determined to bury her brother,Polyneices. This is because her uncle, Creon did not want to have a burial for Polyneices and would kill whoever buried him. For example, Antigone says, “Listen, Ismene: Creon buried our brother Eteocles with military honors,gave him a soldier’s funeral,
Antigone was born into a family who appears to be “destined” to fail and to wither. Antigone seems to follow her ancestor’s ways of acting out and being a rule breaker. The Chorus says, “No generation frees another, some god strikes them down, there is no deliverance.” (Act 2, Scene 2, 472). In the era that this play was written, fate was heavily influenced by higher powers or ancestors. In Antigone’s case, Oedipus is the cause of the family curse that is a factor in Antigone’s fate.
The passion displayed in this language, seen in the use of both sibilance, dentals and plosives in Line 24 ‘Stoned to death in the public square’, creating an impression of deep rooted anger suggests that from the very outset Antigone could fit in with the Hegelian view of Tragedy: she is a tragic heroine, her flaw is her anger and passion blinding her to self preservation and therefore she cannot see a way in which not burying her brother would be the correct choice. This is the common view of Antigone, however I believe that it is Ismene who truly fits this ideal, and this can be seen in her language: Ismene is more emotive than her sister, using more exclamatory punctuation ‘oh, my sister!’ (L36), alongside the use of more labial sounds ‘look at the two of us, left so alone’, creating a mournful, melancholy effect ultimately more sympathetic than Antigone’s anger. It also emphasises that where Antigone is focused on her anger and her brother, Ismene is more focused on grieving and protecting her sister. This could imply that Ismene, a more sympathetic tragic heroine’s fatal flaw is her inability to see past her grief to protect her sister
Antigone would rather follow the laws the the immortals give her than those of the mortals. Antigone is a woman who stands up for herself, and does whatever she wants, no-matter what the consequences are, as she would rather die considering she owes more time to the dead as her entire family is dead except here sister Ismene (someone she doesn’t care for all that much as she doesn’t want to burry her own brother). She doesn’t mind dying knowing that she has respected the god/goddess rules as she believes that they could make harder and more threatening punishments than the mortals as the worst punishment Kreon or