The Importance Of Fate And Free Will In Sophocles Antigone

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In life things aren’t always fair, which is showed well in the play Antigone where a woman named Antigone gets killed because of her actions which she believed to be fair. So that brings up another topic, what people think is right. In the play both Creon and Antigone do what they feel and believe is right, at the end of the day Antigone buries her brother because she thinks honor and following her heart is more mighty than what Creon has decreed.
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
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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 brought out with their contrasting motivations and traits. Creon is a stubborn, inequitable, and powerful and Antigone is compliant, fair and
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In the play, Antigone shows fairness when she accepts her consequences from the start, “I’ll still bury him. It would be fine to die while doing that. I’ll lie there with him, with the man I love, pure and innocent, for all my crime.” (lines 89-92). Antigone is fair because from the start she knew there was consequences for what she was doing and was ok with it. When Antigone was caught by the guard and was confronted by the king she nonchalantly admitted to the king that she broke the law, and was willing to take the punishment if it meant an honorable afterlife, and justice for her brother. This quote shows how Creon is inequitable or unfair, because you see that Antigone is just doing what is right to her and Creon will kill her for it just because he doesn’t like the man who she is burying. Creon is inequitable or unfair which is shown in the play Antigone, “You’re just going to kill your own son’s bride? Why not? There are other fields for him to plough.” (lines 650-651). This quote shows that Creon is unfair because he doesn’t think about anyone else’s problems or matters. He knows his son loves Antigone so much and about to marry her but he doesn’t care and won’t think about anyone else’s opinions or feelings about the situation. This just shows that Creon won’t even take his son’s opinion or feeling’s into matter because he thinks so highly of himself. So far Creon has proven that he just

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