Alice Paul Antigone Analysis

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We determined that the play "Antigone" could definitely be modernized because of the universal theme of women empowerment displayed by Antigone. Antigone acts as a foil for how women were expected to conduct themselves during that time period. For example, when Creon made the decision to bury Antigone's brother without a formal burial, she was suppose to comply. Antigone not only acts against Creon's word when she tries to recover her brother's body, but also acts against the conventional role of a woman. In our directorial vision, we created a parallel between Antigone and the historical figure, Alice Paul. Alice Paul was a suffragist, feminist, and women's rights activist in the 1910s and 1920s. She also created the National Women's Party
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