In his play Antigone, Sophocles tells about the actions of Antigone, a princess, who disobeys the civil law in the city of Thebes in order to provide a proper burial for her deceased brother, Polyneices. For this, she is sentenced to death by Creon, her uncle and king of the land. Creon believes that Polyneices did not deserve a proper burial due to the fact he turned on his city and therefore punishes Antigone for her actions. Creon and Antigone both face severe consequences regarding the law they follow, however Antigone is focused on life after death while Creon focuses only on his needs and wants. The main conflict arises when Antigone decides to go against civil law and bury her deceased brother.
Antigone, because she didn’t want to wait for death. Haimon, because he didn’t want to live without Antigone. Eurydice poisoned herself because her son died. You sentenced Antigone to die, therefore, it is your fault. Creon: Why is everyone blaming me?
Her stubbornness of course, is what forces Antigone to rashly take matters in to her own hands, and take the body of Polyneices. She did not realize until she was about to die, that she had possibly acted foolishly. Antigone shared her flaw with Creon, who seemed to have an even more obstinate personality. Her downfall began with her proud soul and neglecting the King’s law. She goes against Creon to stay true to herself and her own family, and by that decision, her fate was sealed.
'I followed my husband. I didn't get involved." She is aware that she is using it as an excuse for not supporting her sisters, something for which she still feels guilty. As her three sisters come down the path, Dede uses a simile that hearkens back to the conceit of life as a thread, an image that has been running through the novel: "It was as if the three fates were approaching, their scissors poised to snip the knot that was keeping Dede's life from falling apart." This sense of dread
Kreon thinks that the person who caused all of this is Antigone. He thinks that Antigone caused this because it was her fault that that they had an argument in the first place about burying Polyneices. Kreon might think that of Antigone as his nemesis because she causes problems to his family and his empire. He deals with Antigone by slaving her and putting her into in a cave until she starved to death. “Be happy, You are living; but my soul died long ago, to be useful among the death”(pg.43).this are Antigones words which show she wanted to hang herself to be with her
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This would have been out of her frustration and pathetic state of her being. Her suicide is like a consequence of refusing to be the female role of society, or as they would call it, “Victorian Women”. Edna basically chooses death as an escape for her not being able to have independence. Edna seems to be stuck between certain females in her society. This is what creates isolation, lonely feelings to in the end due to her suicide.
When she confronted her sister, Ismene, to ask for her help in burying Polyneices, Ismene's fear was clear. Ismene would not go against the King of Thebes' laws even for her own blood, she tells Antigone that she is killing herself by even having such a thought, "Our own death
Live your life. I gave myself to death,/ long ago, so I might serve the dead” (630-631). She wants Ismene to stop trying to b courageous and to just go. She believes she deserves death and her sister doesn’t. Haemon unveils his protection of Antigone by stating, “[...] she could’t bear to leave him dead, unburied,/ food for the wild dogs or wheeling vultures./ Death?