Essay on Antigone : Fate And Free Will
In the play Antigone, by Sophocles, the mighty king Creon makes a rule that no one can bury Polyneices because he had betrayed the city and doesn’t think he deserves a respectful burial. Antigone the sister of Polyneices, goes out of her way to bury her brother contrary to Creon’s rule because of her belief that the God’s rule is more powerful than the king’s.
The theme of the play Antigone is Fate and Free Will, because Antigone believes that the God’s respect and laws are more powerful than any mortals’ and will do anything, even die, to have honor and respect in the afterlife. Creon’s development as a tragic hero grows when Antigone breaks the law Creon made regarding Polyneices’ burial. Antigone’s actions lead to Creon unintentionally killing his whole family by making stubborn and unjustly decisions. Creon’s beliefs and actions contrast with Antigone’s in the play which is to bury her brother regardless of Creon’s rules.
In the play Antigone, Creon is shown to be a tragic hero through his interactions with Antigone which are…