Analysis Of Antigone By Sophocles

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The name of the play I am summarizing is called Antigone by Sophocles, the genre of this play is Greek tragic, it comes after two other plays where as in the first one Oedipus was supposed to end up being the king so he killed his father and wanted marry the mother. Where as in the second one its just stories of his kids and their meetings with Theseus, the King of Athens. Antigone main properties of a Greek tragedy play would have to be the characters and the plot. Antigone ends up sacrificing herself just to fulfill what was wanted of her. Antigone proclaims 'I shall be a criminal - but a religious one. The time in which I must please those that are dead is longer than I must please those of this world ' (lines 85-89). Antigone was…show more content…
Ismene (also daughter of Oedipus) is the “good girl” out of everyone in the family. She bows to Kreon and she attempts to help Antigone and join her in the sacrifice in which Antigone does not allow her to do. Kreon is Antigone’s uncle, before he gave up everything to the throne he used to have himself connected with art patronage. Haimon which is Kreon son and Antigone’s fiancé, he’s not in the play much because Antigone used to reject him but he soon begs Kreon for her. Now for who I think the protagonist of the play is I would say Antigone, one main reasoning being that is she sacrifices her life in order to fulfill her obligation. Yes, a lot of people thought it would’ve been Kreon because he got a lot more stage time than Antigone did but she is the one who has the action moving in the play since the very start. Antigone is talking to her sister Ismene about her plan “ISMENE- But can you do it? I say that you cannot. ANTIGONE- Very well: when my strength gives out, I shall do no more. ISMENE- Impossible things should not be tried at all. ANTIGONE- Go away, Ismene: I shall be hating you soon, and the dead will too, for your words are hateful. Leave me my foolish plan: I am not afraid of the danger; if it means death, it will not be the worst of deaths—death without honor.” (lines 74-82) So from the very start she knew what she needed to do and what was needed from her and the fact that she
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