Haemon Essays

  • Creon And Haemon Relationship Essay

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    similarities between Haemon and myself. In these paragraphs below I will describe the physicalities, the appearance, and the relationship he had with everyone. These will be how Haemon grew up, what his appearance was like, and the relationship he had with others around him. Haemon and myself share the same feelings about being positive and making other people happy. We like to see other people be happy and feel good and think positively more than negatively. I found comparing myself and Haemon from Antigone

  • Creon's Fate In Antigone

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    Polyneices would be put to death. Antigone disobeys the law, and Creon punishes her even after he realizes it was wrong. Creon wants his people to be afraid of him and respect him. If Antigone honors Creon’s law she will stay alive and be married to Haemon. Antigone will not be dead if she obeys Creon’s law. Creon says, “He who disobeys in any detail shall be put to death by public stoning in the streets of Thebes” (lines 36-37). Creon says this to show he is stern and means what he says. Antigone

  • Antigone And The American Dream Essay

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    Antigone is the play by Sophocles. It opens with the deaths of Antigone’s two brothers, Polynices and Eteocles. Creon, the new ruler of Thebes, doesn’t allow Polynices to be buried on the ground because Polynices attacks his own city. Antigone thinks burying her brother is her duty, so she violates Creon’s decree and throws some dusts on her brother’s corpse. Creon is offended by her behavior and gives an order that is locking Antigone into a cave with a little food. When Antigone’s fiancé, the son

  • Creon Tragic Hero Essay

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    In the play Antigone, by Sophocles, the main character Creon goes through major character development as the story progresses. As King of Thebes, Creon establishes a series of decisions thought to be ethically correct for the city. However, many of his family members and townspeople disagree and revolt against his decrees and, as a result, leads to his downfall, making him a symbol of a tragic hero. One of those people is Antigone, the headstrong female protagonist who defies Creon’s orders in order

  • Creon Antigone Quotes

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    YOUR TITLE GOES HERE “A city which belongs to just one man is no true city,” (Lines 812,813) Haemon informs Creon, his father, to show that he cannot run a city without the ideas and opinions of others. There are many different ways to view this play and many different people visualize it in a different way, but in the play Antigone the themes Love and Betrayal are used carefully together to create Creon’s tragic hero. The events that occurred initially exposed Creon’s selfishness, megalomania

  • Sacrifice In Antigone

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    she follows the god's laws, but breaks Creon’s laws in the midst of it. Creon is also aware of the burial rites but still decides, through his stubbornness, that Polynices shall not be performed these rites, because of his actions against Thebes. Haemon, Creon’s son, knew that his father’s decisions are not in the best interest for Thebes, so he tries sharing his perspective in the most respectful way, but ends up failing to get through to him. Sophocles portrays Antigone’s ambition, Creon’s stubbornness

  • Creon Antigone Research Paper

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    suicide by the time Creon arrived. She hanged herself with her veil which is similar to how Jocasta, her mother, died. Haemon was weeping beside her and upon Creon's arrival, Haemon was close to killing him. Creon would have died if Haemon didn’t change his mind and killed himself instead. Now Creon was responsible for the death of Antigone which caused the death of Creon's only son, Haemon. Eurydice, Creon's wife, and Haemon's son heard of the news from the messenger, and she decided to end her life by

  • Antigone Summary

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    yet Antigone will have none of it. Creon arranges that the two ladies be briefly bolted up. Haemon, Creon 's child and Antigone 's fiancé, enters to vow steadfastness to his father. He at first appears to obey Creon, yet when Haemon tenderly tries to influence his father to extra Antigone, the examination disintegrates and the two men are soon severely offending each other. Haemon leaves, vowing never to see

  • Greek Tragedy In Antigone

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    Antigone written by Sophocles is a prime example of a Greek tragedy. Antigone is fighting against the law made by the king, Creon. His justification to why she should not be able to bury her brother is that he was a traitor. Antigone believes, as do all citizens of Thebes, that she should have custody over the body to give a proper burial. Her belief lies in the law made by gods, as if the body is not properly buried the soul with drift in purgatory or the underworld forever. Antigone’s right to

  • Antigone Vs Creon Research Paper

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    gods by not only refusing burial rights to his nephew but also punishing his niece Antigone for burying him anyway. Creon does not fall from power, he fell from his ivory tower, he come back into the era of reality. As Creon did not listen to his son Haemon, the people of Thebes, and also the prophet Teiresias’s order of which to save Antigone, Creon brought forth upon himself his own downfall due to his pride and ignorance to others. These tragic flaws are present in tragic heroes. Even though the name

  • Male Dominance In Sophocles Antigone

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    allowed to speak their minds, and forced to obey men and have zero power. Creon the king symbolizes the traditional view of male dominance; he is an example of a poor leader since he only follows what he believes in and ignores opinions from others. Haemon, the king's son, has a different perspective on his father's opinions, thinking his father is wrong and that women should have equal rights. Through the contrast of Haemon’s and Creon’s opinions, Sophocles suggests that women should not be discriminated

  • Loss Of Family In Antigone

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    she wanted it to. Throughout the whole story that came with ups and downs, Sophocles tries to show that how the family ties with Antigone wanting to bury her brother, Antigone arguing with Creon, and the argument between father and son, Creon and Haemon. Antigone wants to bury her brother so that he can die in peace and not die without honor. “No one shall bury him, No one mourn for him, but his body must lie in the fields a sweet treasure for carrion birds to find as they search for

  • Loyalty In Sophocles Antigone

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    Creon exclaims to Haemon his feelings about how his decision will affect his reputation by stating, “I caught her in naked rebellion, the traitor, the only one in the whole city. I am not about to prove myself a liar, not to my people, no, I am going to kill her.” (22. 25-28)

  • Antigone Vs Creon

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    leave him unburied, to be ripped apart by carrion dogs or birds. Surely she deserves some golden honour?” Haemon believes that his father Creon should give Antigone the right to be free.Even the people have discussed how Creon may be wrong and that Antigone should be rewarded for her courageous act to bury her brother who was left by creon for the dogs.Creon towards the end from the Chorus and Haemon convincing him to have a change of heart had a small success other than the fact that if Creon did let

  • Antigone Debate Report

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    Antigone Debate Report Does the law control your life and your decisions? Furthermore, in Antigone by Sophocles Antigone’s brother (Polyneices) is not allowed to be buried by decree of the new king Creon because the King(Antigone's other brother Eleoces) was killed by Polyneices was buried with honors. So, Antigone buried her brother (In Antigone by Sophocles). Yes, She did do the right thing by burying her brother. Obviously, she could be killed and be in the same position as polynices or the

  • Antigone Quotes About Creon's Downfall

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    Creon’s insufferable and ignorant ruling, causing her to suffer at Creon’s hand. Creon’s ruling for the murder of Antigone also causes Haemon to suffer. Creon finds Haemon, in his last moments, mourning the loss of Antigone, “now among the dead, his father’s work,” as described by the messenger in line 1364. The messenger goes on to say,in lines 1371 to 1380, that Haemon first swings towards his father with a dagger, then pitifully and fatally stabs himself. The messenger agrees that Creon’s inability

  • How Is Creon Responsible In Antigone

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    his family because he was unable to see his responsibility towards his family. Antigone, King Creon’s niece and king of Thebes, was sent to death for giving her brother an honest burial against King Creon’s wishes. Haemon disagreed with this ruling, and King Creon was set on teaching Haemon, King Creon’s son as well as Antigone’s fiance, a lesson about obedience. Creon stated that “He whom the State appoints must be obeyed / To the smallest matter, be it right - or wrong.” King Creon is saying that

  • King Creon's Struggle In Antigone

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    Haemon and his father have several disputes that show, Creon pushing his son away in order to show his dominance. Creon calls his son a “soul of corruption, rotten through” which just reflects how cruel Creon had become, even when talking to his own son (836). This will be the last argument the two have before Haemon kills himself due to neglect and longing for Antigone. The power of the crown causes Creon

  • Compare And Contrast Creon's Response To Antigone

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    Antigone and rarely appeared until the end after the attempts from Creon’s son Haemon and the blind prophet Tiresias that convinced Creon to have a change of heart; leading to him burying Polynices and releasing Antigone who already took her own life by hanging herself in the tomb where she was being kept because she chose to die quickly rather slowly. Creon’s actions not only costed her life but the life of his son Haemon who threatened to kill his father but took his own life instead. Eurydice, after

  • Social Norms In Antigone

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    king because it is a duty he must keep. Creon’s son, Haemon, rebelled because of the punishment Creon gave to Antigone. Antigone was supposed to be his future wife but that was not the reason he defended her. He stands up to his father because he felt like what he was doing was too harsh. At first, Haemon sided with his father about Antigone’s punishment and Creon said, “that’s what a man prays for: to produce good sons” (Sophocles 716) but Haemon did not side with him after all. Even the people knew