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  • Haemon Character Analysis

    himself into their shoes and see why they made the decisions they did. I found parallels to the characters Haemon and myself, to better understand why he behaved the way that he did. We will be finding the similarities…

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  • Creon And Haemon Leadership Analysis

    What makes a leader effective? Making broad decisions can be a daunting task, but good leaders know to keep the best interests of their citizens prized above all else. When leaders divert from this vision is when they cause harm both to their reputation and to their people. In Antigone, the king of Thebes, Creon, orders Antigone to death after she disobeys his law. He decreed that the body of Antigone’s brother Polynices would not be buried, in opposition to the gods’ mandate regarding burial.…

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  • Similarities And Differences Between Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

    Similar Conflicts in Nwoye and Haemon Contradicting philosophies separate the loving bond between father and son by creating conflict through opposing opinions and actions because of their principles or values. The Greek myth Antigone by Sophocles, and the novel Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, differing greatly in cultural settings, express contrasting characters of father and son because of their opposing beliefs. Both stories depict hardheaded, prideful fathers with open-minded sons that…

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  • Haemon's Struggle In Hesiod And Sophocles '

    Haemon 's death was the ultimate cause of Creon loss of control. He realized his mistakes and condemned himself when he stated “You were expelled from life/ by my bad judgement, never yours”. His fear of making a biased decision caused him to make a bad choice. This bad decision led to the deaths of most of the royal family thus leaving Creon’s potency as a king null. With death and sadness on his brain, Creon is forced to face the fact that he was the author of his own turmoil. Creon is…

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  • Creon In Antigone: The King Of The King

    Haemon is taking Creon’s side at the beginning and then switches to convince Creon to forgive Antigone’s behavior. Haemon also brings up how people do not agree with Creon’s action, but Creon is so confident thinking that he is always right and better than everyone else especially women. Creon says that his son is a woman’s slave and that might not listen to Haemon’s appeal. Creon says, “If we must accept defeat, let it be from a man; we must not let people say that a woman beat us” (730-731).…

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  • Examples Of Unshakable Will Power In Antigone

    In this story, Antigone shows the most ‘unshakable will power’ out of all the characters. She is the character who provides the most will power because she is willing to do the right thing even if it means breaking a law. Antigone’s will power really emerges more than the other characters. Without even telling the king, she buries her brother to honor him and once the king finds out, she defends herself to the point where she could have been sentenced to death. Ismene says to Antigone, “Bury…

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  • Hedda Gabler Dominance And Resistance Essay

    exculpation in patriarchal terms. Unlike Antigone, Ismene only speaks when questioned by Creon, allowing the dominant to initiate and terminate conversation. When asked, she explains, “I helped her, yes, if I’m allowed to say so,” qualifying her actions with a linguistic hedge, “if I’m allowed,” that weakens her statement. Rather than assert the injustice a death sentence would be to Antigone, Ismene describes the execution as a crime against Antigone’s fiancé Haemon, asking, “You [Creon] mean…

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  • The Deaths Of Tragedy In Sophocles Antigone

    to disobey his rule about the burial of Polynices. When Creon figures out that Antigone has buried her brother, he has changed the penalty of the law after he has talked to his son Haemon. Haemon is also Antigone’s husband and thinks that she was right for burying Polynices. Also the city of Thebes believes that Antigone was right for the burial, but did not say anything because they are scared of the king. In lines 774-784 Haemon states “ The man in the street, you know, dreads your glance,…

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  • Theme Of Creon In Antigone

    the conversation that takes place between Creon and his son Haemon reveals this pride, emphasizing the tragedy of the deaths. Starting on page 138 of the novel, Haemon and Creon have a conversation that reveals the various forms Creon’s pride takes. During the beginning of the conversation, they talk about Antigone and Creon refuses to remove the punishment for anyone who buries Polyneices. In another part of the conversation, it is made clear that Creon believes that as king he is above the…

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  • Civil Disobedience In Antigone By Sophocles

    threatens the life of a sentry who alerted him that someone buried Polyneices. All throughout the play many people question Creon’s ability to rule, citing his pride as the basis for his inability to listen to reason from others. The first person to point this out is Antigone, who says, “Ah the good fortune of kings, licensed to say and do what they please!” (Sophocles 401-402). Haemon also confronts his father and reveals the citizens’ opinion on the matter, but Creon refuses to change his…

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