One key fatal flaw that is repeated throughout many Greek tragedies is hubris, being the Greek meaning for pride. Following is an example of a possible introduction for the essay on Antigone; Thesis: the excessive pride of Creon, Antigone, and Haemon lead to their downfalls in Antigone. This is because Antigone is an outstanding example of someone who did what she thought was right, while she was among fools, many hardships, and people who were discouragingly uncourageous. Imagery within tragedy adds a necessary and otherwise unattainable sub-story to the. The final points I try to make are about who Sophocles thinks is right and who I think is right. We are requesting that the balance be paid in full within thirty days. She therefore chooses to be in compliance with divine law.
Finally when Creon comes to his senses it is too late, he discovers his son Haemon has killed himself and that Antigone is dead too. Consider, sister, how our father died, hated and infamous; how he brought to light his own offenses; how he struck out the sight of his own eyes; his own hand was their executioner. Specifically, Theban Princess Antigone accepts the gods as the ultimate authority in life and death. As they see he is not willing to change as they pleased they curse Creon and his family. In the play Antigone, the blind prophet reveals the pride in the characters. Laura Eidem A tool consistently employed by the Greeks was that of imagery, and within the genre of tragedy and the epic they have demonstrated their mastery of the device. In Antigone, Sophocles argues that religion and law should join together to harmonize society, but in reality the text demonstrates that society would collapse if they are both joined.
Love is a major issue in Sophocles Greek Tragedy, Antigone. This was the case of Antigone's brother, Polyneices. The story Antigone by Sophocles, exemplifies the moral that human pride can be vicious and destructive. Sophocles, in his play Antigone tries to portray just that in his characters Ismene and Antigone. In the play Antigone written by one of the three great Greek tragedians Sophocles.
In many ways the excessive pride of certain characters fuels their own destruction. She felt that if she died while upholding the laws of the gods, that her afterlife would be better than if she had not. Antigone's devotion to her father makes her an admirable character on her own, but also raises the audience's opinion of the sometimes cantankerous Oedipus, as a figure able to inspire and keep such love. This unpredictability also makes her seem very hypocritical because she will say something and then turn on a dime and say the complete opposite. Specifically, Theban Princess Antigone is the direct descendant of Cadmus, Thebes' founder and first king.
Creon is the tragic hero because of his error in judgement, stubborn way of ruling Thebes, his change, and all the tragedy brought on by his actions. In Greek culture their word is law; anyone who goes against them will be harshly punished. But because you said yes, all that you can do, for all your crown and your trappings, and your guards—all that your can do is to have me killed. Antigone has gone through many ordeals. Much the way inventions are often adaptations of previously patented objects, most authors borrow ideas and techniques form pre-existing media.
These performances strived to emphasize Greek morals, and were produced principally for this purpose. Neither one will budge from their respectively narrowly defined positions so they are equally stubborn. Antigone wanted to bury her brother Polyneices' body because even though he died in dishonor he was her brother. While Antigone believes in divine rule above all, her sister subscribes to the rule of men — particularly Creon her king. Creon believes that the worst thing an individual can do is act against authority.
He was well versed in Homer and the Greek lyric po. His reasoning is that Polyneices attacked Eteocles at Thebes. In the play Antigone, the character Antigone broke the law to do what she thought was right. She believes in the divine will that guarantees to all Thebans rights to … below ground burials. The choices we make are in our complete control.
Since the play has strict time limits, Sophocles had to make sure that the storyline of the play flowed smoothly. Qualities such as being royal or usually noble and that have a tragic flaw that leads to their downfall. Both Antigone and Creon are headstrong and unwilling to back down in their decisions. However, it is to late for Creon once he realizes the errors of his ways. Both of them suffer from pride and uncontrolled passion.
But I am young, and right. Complication Antigone buries Polyneices, but is caught and brought to Creon. When he learned what he had done, he blinded himself and left Thebes, voluntarily went into self-style exile and died over there. If he wanted to be right and act in accordance to the law of the gods he would have allowed the burial, instead of making his foolish decision, which cost him the lives of Haemon and Antigone. This will help you focus on the protagonist and her character traits. She's presented as a rebel among women due to her passionate outbursts and her unconventional behavior. Moreover, Antigone herself was a definite tragic hero, fitting every requirement and marked by every characteristic of a tragic hero.
Then to bury her brother who had been killed, only to be denied. Her kind heart not allowing her to even think selfishly. Creon must decide whether to punish Antigone, a princess, daughter of king Oedipus, or fail at enforcing his own law and look weak in front of the citizens of Thebes as their new leader. As the tale continues, Antigone does indeed bury her brother, but is caught by Creon. Antigone the niece of Creon, The sister of Polyneices was punished by Creon for burying Polyneces after his death, Creon has forbidden anybody to do so. Kreon is the arrogant king who declares it illegal to give Polyneices, a soldier who had betrayed Thebes during war, a proper burial.