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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    A tragic hero is a character who makes a judgment error that leads to the downfall of that character. Unfortunately for Antigone, that character is her. Although Creon makes bad judgments, he is not a hero because he did not make a personal sacrifice for what he believed in. Antigone resolutely believed that burying her beloved brother, Polyneices, was the conscientious thing to do, even though Creon inhibited the proper burial for whom he believed to be a traitor. Antigone believes “Creon is…

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    group there is a leader. Sophocles’s chorus follows more closely with the Greeks religion, as seen when the chorus’s leader talks about Zeus on pages 5 and 6. Furthermore, chorus has far more lines that are longer and give the insight and depth that Anouilh 's does not do. In addition, the group known as chorus is separate from their leader of the Chorus, who speaks more directly to the characters, where as the general Chorus speaks and sings more towards the readers. The leader has his first…

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    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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