Theme Of Fate In Antigone

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How Fate Works in Greek Society Life Fate is defined as the development of events beyond a human's control, determined by a supernatural power. How important is fate in a society? Why bother thinking about what fate is? Based on Greek works, when fate is in the hands of man, it is uncontrollable. In many situations, fate determines whether one lives or dies. In Greek society, fate is very important due to it being the determination of one's future. Many Greek works revolve around the word, fate. A common message perceived through Greek works is: no matter what your social class or rank is, everyone’s fate is predetermined. Throughout the Greek tragedy, Antigone, by Sophocles, a major theme portrays the following: desired or not, fate is intended …show more content…
Through the many examples of deaths, injuries, and burdens, it is seen that there is no way out of escaping fate. The theme that is in Antigone goes true with every character eventually having to accept their fate and allow for whatever needed to be accomplished, do so. These characters such as Antigone, Eurydice, and Creon, all accept their fate and go on with it. Fate, being inevitable, caused many deaths; however allowed for Creon to realize that he was going down the wrong path with his decisions. This shows that even though ill fate or any other is inevitable and could be unwanted, it still has its pros. As many proverbs say, “ Everything has its pros and cons.” This proverb applies to many things, and in this case, it applies to fate. Even though, fate is sometimes scary, it also has its good sides. The theme of Antigone, occurs throughout the play and has its pros and cons and helps to teach characters lessons. The theme is seen often throughout many Greek works and still can be applied to some modern-day lives too. The important theme is: desired or not, fate will be inevitable, even if it is against your will, nothing can be done to avoid it. This theme has always be engraved in hearts of the Greek and their

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