Is justice always the right way? It is a Platonic dialogue. Antigone Antigone is one of the many plays written by Sophocles to compete in The Dionysia, an annual festival dedicated to. It also includes the arrival of the watchman who informs Creon of the perfunctory night burial of Polynices by an unknown hand. Antigone and her values line up with the first entity in each pair, while Creon and his values line up with the second. Antigone's reasons for burying her brother were simply the fact that she was demonstrating her love, honor, and loyalty to her family. In the end Creon realizes that his pride has lead to the destruction of his life and his kingdom. The character must focus on becoming a.
Aristotle, in his study of Greek drama entitled Poetics, provided the framework that determines the tragic hero of a work. Polyneices was killed in battle by her other brother Eteocles. In creating his tragedy 'Antigone'; , Sophocles uses many techniques to create the feelings of fear and pity in his readers. Everything they did while they were alive was to please the many gods they worshipped. This was to ensure that their fall from grace would be greater to those watching the play in action. Let her find a husband down among the dead.
In the Greek tradition, the title character is the protagonist, but in this play, the supposed antagonist Creon also displays characteristics of the protagonist. It is through these conflicts that the struggle between Antigone and Creon is manifested. The story of Antigone written by Sophocles has two characters who have a tragic flaw of pride. She had three siblings, Ismene her sister, and two brothers Eteocles and Polyneices who found there deaths at the end of each others sword in battle over which would become king of Thebes. Most women reacted to events reacted to events not cause them like Antigone. He may rule Thebes but not the Heavens. This can be related to the fact that in both books Antigone has the feeling of attachment and affection towards her brother Polynices, and thinks that he deserves the proper burial.
The following will show the many variations that her character shows throughout the play. Antigone, a resolute and heroic female protagonist, pits her individual free will against the intractable forces of fate and against the irrational and unjust laws of tyrannical man like Creon. Frequently, battling with pride seems like a lose, lose situation. The heroine, Antigone, has some of the strongest beliefs of them all. In the end, they are forced to make the distinction as to which is which.
After reading Antigone my belief is strong that Aristotle created a perfect tragedy. Gender: the Position of Women Antigone's gender has profound effects on the meaning of her actions. Loyalty can be interpreted in different ways by different people; one way to look at it is allegiance which is the feeling of devoted attachment and affection. Creon's pride took the form of hubris; in Greek tragedies, hubris referred to arrogant pride. For example, Othello defeats Venice's enemies. Finally, the character has an anagnorisis, which is their epiphany that makes them realize their hamartia and see their place in the universe. She wants the people of Thebes to do what the gods deem morally acceptable instead of just succumbing to the beliefs of the king.
This unpredictability also makes her seem very hypocritical because she will say something and then turn on a dime. 1272 In getting his new powers Creon decides to make a decree that will not allow the brother of Antigone to be buried, and if someone does bury him then that person will be killed. Go against my word or show mercy. This is very rare in Greek literature. With a swing of the door, death looked upon his face.
Is it what we believe in our hearts, or is it what we know is acceptable? Antigone wants to teach the people of Thebes that a king cannot decide honor and pride. The celebration included choral present. The individual acts of a sense of obligation and acknowledges the right of the ruler, morally, to rule and the moral correctness of the laws are accepted. During the time of Sophocles, women were considered second class citizens. They would not even be. However, the reason Creon is furious is that he feels insulted that Antigone openly and publicly disobeyed him. When the king denies her brother, Polynices, proper burial, Antigone goes against state law by burying him herself in order to protect heavenly decree and maintain justice.
It is here Creon seals his fate and the fates of those around him, as the prophet Teiresias comes to read him his dismal future. Either way someone will find your decision wrong. As a result, he must suffer the loss of his family. He has no mercy when it comes to the law. Leading can apply to leading oneself, other individuals, groups, organizations and societies. Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, is left torn between state of family, and in the end, chooses family over state. A simple civilized and humane right of burying a loved one is turned into a great loss.