Antigone by Sophocles is an interesting play that I enjoyed reading. It was something different for me since I don’t ever read plays. After reading the play I thought this story would fit under a feminist approach, until I fully began to understand and analyze each character of the play. In this paper I will discuss how the major events of Antigone can be analyzed through the psychological approach point of view. I as well read each critic about Antigone and found some similarity and dissimilarity opinions about the play. I will also discuss rather if I agree or not with the critics on Antigone. It is a great play that I am looking forward to analyzing. My favorite character in the play is Antigone. I know that she is a strong young girl who believes in what is right must be done, even if it means breaking the law and going against her uncle Creon. If it means risking her life to give her brother Polynices a proper burial she is willing to do it. Using the psychological approach I thought about what would influence Antigone to be so brave and risk her life. She knew the orders Creon gave was against the orders of the Gods, and her brother deserved a burial. Antigone doesn't feel that it is right for one brother (Eteocles) to be honored, though they were both killed under the same circumstances, and the other brother (Polynices) should be cursed and called a traitor. She knows that it is her flesh and blood out there without a burial and she refuses abandon him. When Antigone ask her sister Ismene to help with the burial of their brother, and Ismene reply it’s been made a crime in all of Thebes to do so, Antigone tells Ismene “Yes. I’ll do my duty to my brother/ and yours as well, if you’re not prepared to. /I won’t be caught betraying him” (Ant 57-59). Antigone will not desert her brother because of the love she has for him, and her religious faith in Gods laws were the two biggest factors which influenced her behavior to do the right thing and bury her brother
Creon and Antigone are both honorable people, yet both are fatally proud and that is the source of the tragedy. To what extent do you agree?
The source of tragedy in Antigone by Sophocles cannot be simply attributed to the downfall of the two characters, Creon and Antigone. Creon and Antigone both have a very strong will and can both be very stubborn towards people, Creon by refusing to listen to other people and Antigone very determined to fight for what she wants which is to….
In the play Antigone by Sophocles, Antigone is to blame for her own death. She is to blame because of her obsessive hubris, non- apologetic behavior, and denial of nothing which ultimately lead to her own demise.
One reason Antigone is to blame for her own death is because of her obsessive hubris. Hubris which means excessive pride was shown throughout the whole story from many different characters, Antigone being one of them. In the beginning of Antigone Creon the ruler….
The Tragic Downfalls of Creon and Antigone in Sophocles' Antigone
The hubris resonating throughout the play, ‘Antigone’ is seen in the characters of Creon and Antigone. Their pride causes them to act impulsively, resulting in their individual downfalls. In his opening speech, Creon makes his motives clear, that “no man who is his country’s enemy shall call himself my friend.” This part of his declaration was kept to the letter, as he refused burial for his nephew, Polynices. However, when the situation….
Antigone: Individual vs. State
The conflict between individual conscious and state law is something mankind has endured since the beginning of history. There have been many individuals that have stood by their beliefs and conscious against government law despite the repercussions. This conflict is one of the main struggles in Antigone, the Greek tragedy written by Sophocles. At the center of this tragedy is the battle between an individual’s moral duty and….
story “Antigone” displays a myriad of tragedies intertwined in one family. Sophocles' heroine, Antigone faces execution, Antigone's betrothed Haemon toils with the moral dilemma of being loyal to his father or future wife, while Haemon's father, Creon refuses to learn justice until it is too late.
Antigone is a strong-minded young woman, who forgoes the laws of society to honour her deceased brother with a proper burial. After mourning the deaths of her parents and two brothers, Antigone no longer….
Antigone Fear/ Pity
Fear and Pity Shown in Antigone
The Greek Philosopher Aristotle defined tragedy as a form of drama that evokes fear and pity in the audience. The tragic play Antigone conflicts that definition because although pity is evoked throughout the play, modern audiences have difficulty experiencing fear because they fail to acknowledge the role fate plays in their everyday lives.
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Antigone Character Analysis
Loyalty and determination are two great characteristics to have as a person, but they are not so great when they blind you from exactly what you are doing. This is the tragic flaw of the tragic hero Antigone. Antigone is the protagonist of Antigone a tragic play written by Sophocles, one of the great ancient Greek playwrights. In Antigone written by Sophocles, Antigone’s uncompromising pride, loyalty, and determination….
Creon is the king in the play Antigone. Antigone is about a princess, Antigone, who buries her brother after he and her other brother fought each other to death. As a result, King Creon wants to punish/kill Antigone for this while still him remembering that he had raised her. Due to the brothers fighting to death, a place to be king opened up for Creon to become the new king. The quote, “Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The….
Conflict of Loyalty
From reading Antigone, loyalty comes in all different forms. One is how Antigone expressed her loyalty to family by giving her brother, Polynices, a proper bruial; even though she wasn't being loyal to the rules of Creon, king of Thebes. Humans are faced with basic conflicts of loyalties—to state, religion, and family. Personal happiness is another powerful and legitimate pull. But perfect balance among these compelling factors is impossible; hence suffering is inevitable. In….
Mr. Scott Harrison
Pre-AP English 10
14 August 2013
Sophocles uses rhetorical appeals in Antigone in order to clarify what the characters say to the tragic hero Creon. Ethos, pathos, and logos are used in this Greek tragedy by three characters to make Creon realize and reverse his decision in punishing Antigone for her crime. Antigone, Haemon, and Teiresias all use a different predominant one form of rhetorical appeal, yet it is just one of these characters using….