Men have demonstrated over the years that they can be very stubborn when they do not get their way. They have not only shown this quality in real life, they have also shown it in plays such as Antigone. Creon, one of the main characters in the play demonstrates this characteristic by saying, “Stop-before you make me choke with anger-the gods! You, you’re senile, must you be insane?” when he learns that someone has disobeyed his law. (Sophocles 25) Men felt like they had the superior role in society, so if they did not like the outcome of the situation, they often ove...
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...r way, are very controlling, and are too concerned about their pride and that needs to improve. In the end of Antigone, Creon ends up losing everyone he had loved. The way that he had acted ended up being his downfall. In the end of A Doll’s House, Helmer loses his wife because he realizes that the way he was treating her was not the way she wanted to be treated and since he did not change his mind, she left him. Both plays are excellent examples of how men’s egos dictated their behavior, and in the end, it ruined them.
Ibsen, Henrik. A Doll's House. World Literature: An Anthology of Great Short
Stories, Poetry, and Drama. Columbus, Ohio: McGraw Hill Glencoe, 2004.
Sophocles. Antigone. World Literature: A Anthology of Great Short Stories,
Poetry, and Drama. Columbus, Ohio: McGraw Hill Glencoe, 2004. 14-57. Print.
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