Sophocles 'Antigone': Play Analysis

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11th Grade AP English 9.14.12 Antigone Test In the play Antigone Creon view on women was one of inferiority. The first example of how Creon feels about women is also a fault of his character. Creon changes the tone of the argument from one of laws to not losing to Antigone. Another example the play articulates is the scene with his son Hammos and talking about how women should not speak out of place. While Antigone’s view of women and men is on an equal playing field. Antigone does not care about the gender all Antigone wants is the proper burial for her brother. For she states in the text that if she loss a husband she’d find a new one, if she lost her children she would be able to have others but she is not able to have another brother,…show more content…
Although Tiresias never states that Antigone was right Tiresias does indeed talk about The Great Miasma that Creon has cause over the city by not burying the body. Tiresias notices the miasma due to the fact that the gods were not taking his offerings. Tiresias never said that Antigone was right, but the realization of Creon knowing that he was wrong and that he lost his family showed that Tiresias prophecy bought attention to the reality that Creon was indeed…show more content…
The passage says, “and reverence towards the gods must be safeguarded.” For Antigone this quote illustrates that her reasoning that the gods would be on her side was not an assumption she should have made, because not one did the gods talk to her specifically and tell her to bury the body of her brother. At first in the play Antigone was relishing in the fact that she would die for a noble hubris cause, but she later on questions the gods when she talks about the gods not being on her side. Creon on the other side commits the act of blasphemy towards the gods by mocking Zeus in one of his speeches. Creon also compares himself to the gods and both of them should have not used the god’s names for the hubris ways. Lastly the passage says, “those blows will teach us wisdom.” Both Antigone and Creon lost the very things they cared about while trying to be hubris. Antigone lost her life and Creon his family. This passage I feel is talking about the errors that both Antigone and Creon commit and how those “blows” will teach others

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