She does not accept her full punishment of being forced to live in the tomb, but takes the easy way out and kills herself. This is almost an acceptance of defeat to Creon showing she was not willing to go forth with her punishment. Antigone's decision to carry through with the burial of her brother Polynices brought forth no seeable good. Only more catastrophe and chaos struck a family to which they are no strangers. If Antigone had put the good of her countrymen before her deceased brother, the situation could have turned out to benefit all of Thebes.
At the beginning of the play, Antigone brought Ismene outside the city gates at night for a top secret meeting. Antigone wanted to bury her brother Polyneices' body because even though he died in dishonor he was her brother. Ismene refused to disobey the king which is also their Uncle Creon, and she failed to talk Antigone out of doing the act herself. "Consider, sister, how our father died,/hated and infamous; how he brought to light/his own offenses..Then, mother...did shame/violently on her life, with twisted cords. Third, our two brothers, on a single day...Each killed the other, hand against brother's hand."
Creon let the power get to his head, leaving him quick tempered and unable to reason with. If Creon tried to apprehend that Antigone honestly thought she was doing the right thing on behalf of her brother he could have steer cleared of the deaths of those closest to him. Though Creon did not intend for any harm to find its way to Haemon or Euridyce, he should have taken in consideration what the consequences might be. Creon knew Haemon and Antigone were in love, but he did not care because he thought she was unjust and had to pay the price. Creon fell from happiness, this trait of this tragic hero was only relevant to the end of the play.
Antigone’s strength allows her to defend her brother’s honor against Creon, who wants to make a statement about traitors. However, both Antigone and King Creon commit faults while trying to protect the things they love. Antigone should not have died for her beliefs as it puts her loved ones and community in danger, and Creon should not have forbidden the burial of Polyneices as it angers the Gods and causes him great suffering in the end. Antigone is a strong willed character who is not afraid to defend her beliefs. After learning that Creon has denied Polyneices of a proper burial she uses her free will to decide that she must lay her brother to rest, as she strongly believes he should be honored like the other fallen soldiers.
They both died, one brother Etocles soldier of Creon received the proper burial and the other brother Polynieces was just left in the ground. Creon demanded that nobody would touch him and burry him because he was a traitor. Antigone goes against Creon's rule, she doesn't care if he'll kill her or not. Later Creon finds out that Antigone was going against him of burring her brother and now he wants to punish her. Antigone begs him to kill her she says, "I should have praised and honor for what I have done."
Firstly to hurt Jason, and secondly so they would not be killed by the followers of Creon when they find out he is dead. ... ... middle of paper ... ...fferent kind: dangerous to my enemies, Loyal to my friends." Finally, Medea, at the end of the play has killed her own sons, something that is not only tragic, but somewhat disturbing. In modern times she may be perceived to be unstable, but perhaps all this tragedy in her life has caused her to act in such a way. She is left completely alone by the end of the play; no husband, no family, no children, and her friends probably do not wish to speak to her.
But it was too late, a messenger came with the bad news that Creons son had killed himself. The story did not stop there, another terrible news came to Creon that the queen is dead. When Creons wife heard the news of her own son killed himself, she put violence upon herself and died. Now Creon opens his eyes and see who is right to judge. He had learn a lesson of wisdom in a hard way.
Antigone Reparations Joan of Arc "Think: all men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and he repairs the evil: the only crime is pride." Such was the admonition of the wise prophet Teiresias in Sophocles' Antigone. In literature as in life, men often stubbornly hold on to their precious pride and reek havoc on those who least deserve it. Unfortunately, men rescind their mistakes too late. Their hubris does not make them evil, but it is dubious whether they can be considered good, honorable men.
Creon as well realizes his fault at the end of the book, where he has his anagnorisis. He understands that making this law, and entombing Antigone lead to the death of all his loved ones. The two together rule by fear and don’t like showing weakness. They are oblivious to the desires of those around them, and don’t take into account that the view of the people and their families may be quite different.
Once she realizes that her two brothers are also gone she wants to give them both the proper burial that they deserve because they to experienced the same amount of pain that Anitgone faced in the course of her life. Antigone probably wanted to give both her brothers a proper burial because she never got to give her mother or her father one. Her dad went into exile after finding out that he killed his own father and interacted in sexual intercourse with his own mother.