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    2037). Haemon is extremely loyal to Antigone because of how he displays a love of Antigone that is so strong that it overpowers everything else, even his loyalty toward his father and the city. Haemon love for Antigone, in spite of its purity and goodness, can also be viewed as Haemon tragic flaw. In this play Sophocles , argues how the same members of the family are the most powerful tragic, for example, Haemon argues with Creon about the latter’s decision to punish Antigone .Haemon is torn

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    Haemon By Creon Essay

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    highlighted by Haemon words, actions, or ideas that examine more closely Creon’s tragic flaws and hubris, which contribute to his downfall. Complex characters like Haemon bring to light other more important character’s traits. Ultimately, Haemon serves to make his words, actions, or ideas call attention to Creon as a tragic hero. Whether confronting him about his leadership skills, many biases, using the citizens of Thebes, and gods to enlighten Creon of his eventual demise. After all, Haemon was a minor

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    Antigone, and ignores her explanations for why she buried Polynices. He does not care for his own son, Haemon, in his pleas for Antigone, his fiancée. Finally, he does not listen to the prophet Tiresias until after Tiresias has left, with Tiresias tells him not to kill Antigone and to allow Polyneices to be buried. In the end, Tiresias get through to Creon, but Creon gives in too late, and Antigone, Haemon, and Creon’s wife, Eurydice, all commit

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    The Clash Between Civil and Divine Law Charles Dickens once said, "The law is an ass." Though at first, it seems harsh and very strange, the deeper meaning is one that is a perfect summary of the Greek tragedy Antigone. The meaning of an "ass," is a stubborn, obstinate, perverse, immovable animal. Throughout Antigone, the characters must deal with the clash between Civil and Divine law. They struggle to discover what is truly right and wrong, good and bad. In the end, they are forced to make

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    Antigone Tragic Hero

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    Tragic hero is said to be a great or virtuous character in a dramatic tragedy who is destined for downfall, suffering, or defeat. Some characteristics of a tragic hero is the downfall as a result of “freedom of choice” triggered in error of judgement, misfortune is not deserved punishment exceeds the crime, and it is not a pure loss lesson to be learned from their flaws. Antigone was the tragic hero in the story, Antigone, due to the fact she stood against her uncle’s (the king's) orders, she took

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    Moral Conflict in Antigone

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    The major moral conflict in Antigone by Sophocles is the conflict over which value is most fundamental. The play presents the moral conflict over whether the god's law or the city's law is more powerful. This seems to be the most prominent theme. The conflict arises mainly between the tragic heroes Antigone and her uncle-in-law Creon, King of Thebes. The city of Thebes had been through a war in which Antigone and her sister Ismene have lost both of their brothers to it, Eteocles and Polyneices

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    Antigone "Son"

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    the play the character Haemon comes and tells Creon, “ I beg you, do not be unchangeable: Do not believe that you alone can be right. The man who thinks that, The man who maintains that only he has the power to reason correctly, the gifts to speak, the soul – a man like that, when you know him, turns out empty. It is not reason never to yield to reason!” Haemon tells his father this because he realizes that Creon is not going to change his mind on executing Antigone. Haemon realizes that the approach

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    about his plan. Teiresias knew his downfall was imminent, yet she still tried to warn him about his actions. It is understandable to not listen to a stranger or acquaintances advice, but when family becomes involved that is completely different. Haemon pleaded with his father to fix what he had done “no, not at my side-never think it-shall she perish; nor shalt thou ever set eyes more upon my face:-rave, then, with such friends as can endure thee” yet even family couldn’t break the wall that Creon’s

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    A Tragic Situation

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    Tragedy is a description of an event that evokes a sympathetic feeling of emotion by the audience. The events involve people emotionally who were not involved in the situation physically. In the story of Antigone, Sophecles forces the audience to take pity on the poor girl’s situation. This story impacts the audience in such a way that the audience becomes emotionally enthralled in the plot of the story. All of Steiner’s, “Principle constants of conflict in the condition of man,” (360) were present

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    left in power and declared that Polyneices would not be buried. As a sister of Polyneices and Eteocles, Antigone challenged Creon’s decree and attempted to bury Polyneices; resulting in her punishment of death, that indirectly lead to the deaths of Haemon and Eurydice. The repetition of death portrayed that life was weak, and suicide was the only control the characters had over fate. For each character, death had a different meaning. Polyneices died for honesty, Eteocles for loyalty, Antigone for divine

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