Antigone Archetypal Heroine Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… Her lack of individuation is shown after the death of her father. She weeps and asks her sister to take her to the place of her father’s death and asks to die there as well. Individualism has not fully taken effect in Antigone’s life which a key factor in becoming a heroine. As time continues, Antigone gathers up enough courage and bravery to go back into Thebes to give Polynices the burial she believed he deserved. When Antigone and Ismene arrive in Thebes, Antigone tries to encourage Ismene to assist her in the burial of Polynices against the rulers will. She states a few reasons of why Ismene should help her bury Polynices, and informs her that she it time for them to show whether or not she was worthy of her high blood. These statements are not made from someone who is considered independent but more of someone who was dependent of …show more content…
The average hero or heroine myth is about that individual gaining individuation. Antigone shows individuation when she decides to take her brother with her own hands and gives him the proper burial for Polynices. Antigone taunts death by coming forth to Creon and stating that she is the one who defied his word and buried Polynices despite of Creon’s orders. Willing to be put to death for her actions, Antigone displays her bravery not only by her actions but shows her individualism by denying her sister helped bury the body. Even though it took some time before Antigone actually gained individualism, she gained it. Every heroine must cross the threshold of dependency and arrive on the opposite side, which is individualism. Not meaning she cant accept the help of others, but more along the lines of not having to rely on others for

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