Who Is The Most Powerful Character In Antigone

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Creon the King of Thebes The play Antigone takes place around 441 BC. The setting of the play Antigone is in ancient Greece. In ancient Greece the king is the most powerful person. There are nine characters in the play Antigone. The characters names from weakest to most powerful are Eurydice, haimon, A Messenger, A Sentry, Teiresias, Ismene, Antigone, The Chorus, and Creon. Creon is the king of the Thebes. That means that he is the most powerful person in the play Antigone. In the play Antigone, Creon has the most power because he is the king of the Thebes, many people respect him, and he has devoted himself to the order of the kingdom. The weakest characters inside of the play Antigone are Eurydice, Haimon, A Messenger, and A Sentry. The …show more content…
Teiresias is the weakest out of the most powerful people. Teiresias is a cranky old man who is blind. He also sees better than everyone else because he gets visions. Teiresias also doesn’t like the visions that he is seeing. This makes him kind of powerful because he has the ability of seeing visions which could be very important. The next most important character is Ismene. Ismene is the daughter of Oedipus and her sister is Antigone. I think that she has some power because her father was Oedipus and Oedipus used to be the king of the Thebes until he died. The next most powerful character is Antigone. Antigone has more power than the other characters because she is the daughter of Oedipus. Antigone can be seen as a seminal feminist because she is determined to do what she believes is right. Antigone stands up to her uncle Creon by covering her brother 's body after he died in a duel with his brother. In ancient Greek culture it is very important that you bury the body. “For example, the Greeks believed that the gods demanded hospitality for strangers and proper burial for family members and that the gods punished human arrogance and murderous violence” (Martin, Thomas R.). I believe that this makes her more powerful than the other characters. The next most powerful character in the play is the Chorus. The Chorus is powerful because they are basically the narrator of …show more content…
Oedipus used to be the king of the Thebes until he died. Oedipus had two daughters and two sons. Oedipus’s daughters names are Antigone and Ismene. Oedipus’s sons names are Eteocles and Polynices. Eteocles is Oedipus’s eldest son and Polynices is his youngest son. Oedipus had agreed that after he died that his sons will share the throne. When Oedipus died he left his kingdom to his next heir but that’s not all “Alexander left behind not only conquest, but also monarchy” (Boardman, page 366). It was agreed that each brother will take turns ruling. One of the brothers will rule one year and the other will rule the next year. But the brothers ended up killing each other in a duel because after the first year Eteocles wouldn’t step down. After the brothers died the throne fell onto Creon. In a kingdom the king has the most power out of

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