Essay PreviewMore ↓
basically serves as a building block to her being admirable. Certain examples through out the play
prove this to be true ,but in some instances the end result is negative.
A big example of this was her willingness to bury her brother accepting any consequences.
To Antigone the Gods are more important than any subject ,and Creon seems to think that he
is at their level of standing just because he is king. Creon having this mental feeling of power says
that if anyone buries Polyneices they shall be put to death which basically is directly against the
Gods laws. Antigone’s strong loyalty to the Gods and compassion led her to bury her brother.
Secondly she confronts Creon admitting what she had done and she does not show any
sign of fear. This is a perfect example of her loyalty and faith within the Gods laws. Antigone
also has this mental preparation for death ,but she does not realize that death is so real and not
just some easy thing to accept. Death is non-negotiable.
When Antigone’s death approached her with a cold realization ,she started blaming her
family. Antigone said “Their crime, infection of all our family!”(Antigone Scene 4, line 39).
From that she basically stated that her own family had cursed her which was the first scene all
How to Cite this Page
"Antigone: Worthy of Being Admirable." 123HelpMe.com. 31 Mar 2020
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- ... Her excessive pride to save her brother results in chaos for herself as well as those around her. Love and bravery for her family is a key factor for her determination to give her brother a proper burial. She shows immense loyalty and will power as she fights for her family name. Her endurance is extraordinary as she declares "Naturally. Since Zeus never promulgated such a law, nor will you find that Justice, Mistress of the world below, publishes such laws on humankind. I never thought your mortal edicts had such force they nullified the laws of heaven..." (Sophocles 38).... [tags: pride, downfall, growth]
1542 words (4.4 pages)
- Women in Society Do women participate more in more often in today 's workforce rather than they did in earlier times. How do the dynamics of the participation, in respect to the times, compare or contrast. In Sophocles ' Antigone and Dreiser’s Sister Carrie, the women must both overcome gender barriers throughout their struggles. Throughout their lives they each displayed strong and pioneering actions. Even when they were looked down upon by men, they persevered. While the number of women who participate in the workforce has increased dramatically since the 1930’s, to what extent they are participating, and the aspects of their participation, still faces gender bias.... [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Transgender]
864 words (2.5 pages)
- Antigone is a great Greek tragedy by Sophocles. The story is about a young woman who has buried her brother by breaking king’s decree, and now she is punished for obeying God’s law. There are many arguments about who is the tragic hero in Sophocles’ Antigone. Some believe that it is Creon because he also has the characteristics of a tragic hero. Others believe that it is Antigone because the play bears her name. Antigone is the perfect hero, to exemplify the meaning of a tragic hero. In order to determine whether Antigone is the tragic hero, one will have to answer the question, what is a tragic hero.... [tags: Antigone]
643 words (1.8 pages)
- The hubris resonating throughout the play, ‘Antigone’ is seen in the characters of Creon and Antigone. Their pride causes them to act impulsively, resulting in their individual downfalls. In his opening speech, Creon makes his motives clear, that “no man who is his country’s enemy shall call himself my friend.” This part of his declaration was kept to the letter, as he refused burial for his nephew, Polynices. However, when the situation arises where it is crucial that Creon takes advice, he neglects the part of the speech where he says “a king...... [tags: antigone]
712 words (2 pages)
- 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.... [tags: Antigone, ]
936 words (2.7 pages)
- One of the greatest Greek plays is Antigone. Antigone is a tragic Sophoclean play, which portray two great examples for a tragic hero. I believe Creon and Antigone, the main characters of the play to be tragic heroes. A tragic hero is a character who is known for being dignified and has a flaw that assists to his or her downfall. Both Creon and Antigone are dignified and flawed in their own ways, having a similar tragic flaw. Antigone is very proud, liker her father Oedipus, who also happens to be a tragic hero; I guess it runs in the family.... [tags: Antigone, ]
620 words (1.8 pages)
- The Two Protagonists of Antigone In the classic model of dramatic structure, two characters move the action of the play from introduction to climax to resolution with their conflict. One of these characters is the protagonist; the other is the antagonist. The protagonist is generally regarded as the "good guy," and the antagonist is the "bad guy." In Sophocles' play Antigone, the lines between protagonist and antagonist are blurred. In the Greek tradition, the title character is the protagonist, but in this play, the supposed antagonist Creon also displays characteristics of the protagonist.... [tags: Antigone essays]
1260 words (3.6 pages)
- Antigone Ismene And Haimon Antigone, the character, is a tragic hero because we care about her. Ismene and Haimon help us care about Antigone by making her feel worthy of loving. And with out this her plan to bury her brother seems irrelevant to the reader because we can care less about her. Ismene, although weak and timid, is in the story to illustrate that Antigone is capable of being loved. "We are only women, We cannot fight with men, Antigone" (Sophocles 881). Another reason Ismene is incorporated to Antigone is to show exactly strong-willed Antigone is.... [tags: Antigone essays]
610 words (1.7 pages)
- Antigone Must Challenge Creon in Antigone In his "Funeral Oration" Pericles, Athens's leader in their war with other city-states, rallies the patriotism of his people by reminding them of the things they value. He encourages a sense of duty to Athens even to the point of self-sacrifice. He glorifies the free and democratic Athenian way of life and extravagantly praises those willing to die for it. In Antigone, Creon, Thebes's leader in their recent civil war, also must rally the patriotism of his people.... [tags: Antigone essays]
881 words (2.5 pages)
- The Tragic Hero in Antigone Antigone is a Greek tragic piece that stresses the use of power and morality versus the law written by Sophocles. Both Antigone and Creon, the main characters in the play, could represent the tragic hero. A tragic hero is a character who is known for being dignified and has a flaw that assists to his or her downfall. In my opinion, Creon best qualifies for being the tragic hero and fitting the definition read in the previous sentence. The things he said, did, and the comments that were made by those around him show how a man with everything could lose it all due to his own behavior.... [tags: Antigone essays]
733 words (2.1 pages)
through the play that showed any sign of weakness coming from Antigone. Fear of death
,obviously her weakness.
Antigone is an admirable character ,because no person is perfect of everything.
Depending on the readers full criteria for being admirable ,the reader would most likely conclude
that Antigone worthy of being admirable.