The pride of Antigone, Creon and Haemond moves the action of the play. Antigone's pride causes her to disobey King Creon's law. King Creon has made for Theban citizens a law that states that no one can bury Polyneices' body. Instead of listening to her ruler, Antigone decides to bury her brother anyway simply because she loves him. It is because of this pride that she is later condemned to death.
A “Sophoclean hero” is a headstrong character that is willing to face the worse to attain his goal. This particular hero is always in need for peace even if it means breaking the laws and relies on principles. Antigone fought all the way for the pride and respect of her brother. She proved that she was capable of anything, even death. Creon is not a heroic character despite his excess on many aspects.
The main conflict arises when Antigone decides to go against civil law and bury her deceased brother. She justifies her actions when she states that “Creon is not strong enough to stand in my way.” (Pro.35). She remains completely loyal to divine law because she believes that her life will be judged by the gods and her main goal is to please them. Despite civil law, Antigone trusts her
To fulfill ones ethical obligation at the expense of being shunned by others and the threat of being ostracized by neighbors and citizens throughout the community demonstrates a strong and confident sense of moral duty. Once Antigone made a promise to her brother that he would be buried, it then became her moral duty to follow through with that promise. Creon thought that he possessed the authority to determine who got buried and who went to the underworld, when clearly it is not at his discretion – it is the Gods who decide. The consequences of Antigone’s actions were not anything to look forward to, but she made the right decision when she carried out her promise to her brother and fulfilled her duty to the family by burying Polynices and making sure that he made
King Creon shows that he cares about Antigone. He tries to save her life but she is stubborn and makes a sacrifice to bury her brother which was against the law. King Creon seemed like he was impressed by Antigone since she chose a plan and did not back down from it. Antigone knew the punishment that would follow after burying her brother, her death. Creon may think she is just as stubborn as her father Oedipus once was.
This shows sign of pride on standing up for her family pride. Antigone chooses to sacrifice herself to give her brother respect. By giving him a burial, she is setting his soul at rest so it may continue to Death peacefully. By burying Polynices, Antigone hands her life to Creon because the punishment for defying his orders is death. But, Antigone does not complain.
The actions of Antigone were just in that they were true to her religion and Gods and not just in the human laws. “Be what seems right to you; Him will I bury. Death, so met, were honour; And for that capital crime of piety, Loving and loved, I will lie by his side. Far longer is there need I satisfy those nether powers, than powers on earth; for there for ever must I lie” (Antigone, p. 3). The honor of her brother and her family was very important to Antigone.
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Naturally,For he knows the explanation:Its sedition,Working through bribery".Creon is the type of person that need bribery inorder for him to do the right things for society. Creon ruled the entire state but does not listen to the societys good intensions. "For me, a man who rules the entire state and does not take the best advice there is,but through fear keeps his mouth forever shut..."Creon may rule the entire state but he keeps his mouth "forever shut" becasue he is afraid of the
The opportunity to beat fate was too good to pass up. It did not help that his wife felt the same way as well. She facilitated the murder and assured her husband that it was what needed to be done. After Macbeth killed the king, he found himself no longer a true and loyal soldier, on the inside that is. He made sure to put on a façade which would lead the King’s men to believe he was still a respectful and loyal man.