The Consequences Of Characters In Antigore By Sophocles Antigone

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The Greek tragedy Antigone, Sophocles has a cast of characters whose beliefs, outcomes, and emotions are breached and compromised due to one person, Antigone, which is why the play is named after her.
It must be pointed out that Creon, while he strives to be a powerful and wise ruler, this sometimes goes over his head. He truly believes in law, and this belief that he believes others share, the dedication that civilians have due to obedience, is his downfall. So when Antigone crosses that line, due to her own belief that family should always be buried, even a traitor, this makes Creon furious. It’s almost comical, for a few lines earlier, prior to this moment, Creon makes a remark that could be considered coincidental. While talking to the
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It is a classic example of characters reacting to a course of action, and how the consequences builds up and strikes like a fatal avalanche. Remember reading Harry Potter as a child and realizing that no matter what happens, it always comes back to Harry? What about Percy Jackson and the Olympians and how Percy Jackson similarly also had a prophecy as well that states that he can either save Olympus, or destroy it? In a way, Antigone is the protagonist of this tale, and she’s the only one with enough nerve to counter the naysayers, and because of this, she will not only be remembered, but also inspire others. The choices that Antigone will make also affect all of Thebes. It’s like chemistry, and Antigone is the catalyst, the one who starts the reaction. It begins when Antigone has the simple wish to bury her brother Polynices properly. She casts dust on the body while the guards are asleep, thus causing the Sentry to be killed should he not catch the culprit. When Antigone is arrested, Ismene realizes how strong her love for her sister is and begs to be executed alongside her. After Antigone is charged, Haemon threatens, on line 843, “Then she’ll die… but her death will kill another.” Again, Haemon is infuriated and expresses this to his father. At last, after Antigone is sent to the tomb, where she will spend her final days, Tiresias arrives at the …show more content…
Due to human emotion, there is sentiment and compassion toward a dog, cat, woman, man, child, literally any existent idea or body, even if it’s fictional or real. Moreover, from this sentiment comes love. On the hit BBC show Sherlock, created by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, Sherlock Holmes struggles with “Sentiment” and chooses to not allow his emotions affect his life as he describes himself as a, “High – functioning sociopath.” This sometimes causes disagreements between him and his roommate Dr. John Watson on how to approach cases and ways to deal with victims. Luckily, Sherlock Holmes, though he may not like to admit it, truly has a heart and is willing to defend his friends, even if that means he has to jump off St. Barts Hospital in order to ensure that Moriarty does not win. Hopefully by now, everyone should know to not mess with love, for it can either makes one stronger or destroy everyone in its warpath. A lovely example would be Ismene as she tries to overlook her previous cowardly actions and die alongside her sister. Devotedly, Ismene tells Antigone on lines 607 to 609, “But now you face such dangers… I’m not ashamed to sail through trouble with you, make your troubles mine.” Alas, if only she had said this earlier, for Antigone, annoyed by Ismene, then denies her sister’s claim. She declares that she’s proud to die and will happily face Hades thus sealing her fate.

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