In the ancient tragedy, Antigone, the play contains lots of conflicts. Many foils are presented throughout the play. Antigone acts as a character foil for Creon by showing how Creon is fractious. Their conflict helps develop the theme by showing that everyone believes something different. Antigone helps develop Creon as a tragic hero by showing how he is remiss in being king. To begin, Antigone acts as a character foil for Creon because it shows that he is a fractious person. Creon states, “ Then go down to the dead. If you must love, love them” (lines 599-600). Creon is mad because Antigone buried her brother, Polyneices, which was against the law. He is going to kill her for doing what she thought was right. Creon does not even care that
these people are termed “foils”. A foil is used to show another character’s traits through dialogue. Foils can be found in most plays. In the play Antigone by the Greek playwright Sophocles, the mighty King Creon has his flaws exposed by multiple foils. His very own son, Haemon serves as a great foil, as does the play’s chorus leader, because they conflict with Creon at times. These two characters also develop Creon’s role as a tragic hero. A tragic hero is a character who is the central figure…
In the Plays of Sophocles pictures very strong characters of woman. One of the brightest protagonists of the plays is Anigone, who challenged the law of state under death penalty. The play carries the idea that even in those times; women have the possibility of self-realization and can be as strong and wise as men. In Antigone, Sophocles describes the type of pride that allows men to create laws that substitute for divine principles. Also “Antigone” is a thoughtful example of Greek tragedy because…
up by Sophocles in one of his greatest works and plays Antigone. In the play, the
characters Antigone and Ismene represent different attributes and moralities of man. While
one follows the law of man, the other follows that of a higher power, a power that
transcends time, a power of the super natural and sublime. The two characters engage and foil
one another giving the audience a greater understanding of the natures of the two characters.
As the play moves forward, the sisters attack, parry…
the cause of a character's weakness. Creon, with his boundless confidence and cumbersome ego, is exemplary of a character who attempts to scorn fate, whether that fate be doled out by god or curse. His attempts, are in vain due to the actions and words of Antigone, who is the catalyst to Creon’s eventual downfall. Through delegitimizing Creon’s political power and revealing his fatal flaw of excessive pride, Antigone acts to use her tumultuous fate to take Creon down with her.
Antigone’s extends the…
cocky. This election is similar to Creon from the story of Antigone by Sophocles. Of course, written back in 441 B.C. Creon is a tragic hero because he is ignorant. He does not take others, or their opinions, into consideration. Antigone serves as a foil of Creon’s character by highlighting Creon’s character traits of being persistent, powerful, and a misogynist.
Creon has a strong personality. He tends to finish what he starts. First,…
Antigone Reflective thought prompts
The Greek legend Antigone, the main character Antigone foils the characteristics and values with her sister Ismene. According to some scholars, Antigone represents individual freedom while Ismene symbolizes prudence and reason; while others exclaim that Antigone symbolizes instinct, and Ismene represents naive obedience to authority. There are many different ways to interpret each of the response to a given situation for both Antigone and Ismene in their brother's…
• Social relationships
• Leader ship and heroism
Conflicts and relationships between characters in Antigone
There are two basic conflicts in the play
• Between Antigone and Creon
• Between Creon and Gods
While there are two main characters(protagonists), Antigone and Creon, it is Creon who has the central figure of the play; he feature throughout the play.
Once Antigone is taken away to be imprisoned, she is not seen again.
Antigone’s opposition to Creon invites…