Antigone Character Analysis Essay

603 Words Feb 25th, 2008 3 Pages
In Antigone, Antigone braves through all of her hardships and decisions with her morals
and set of values. She dies with pride and no regret for she died because she acted doing what
was morally right. Many Greek writers disagree with these traits that Sophocles has given her but
it is appropriate because she needed these traits to show defiance and be able to stand up for what
is right. Antigone is a tragic heroine who believes in her duty to her family and is willing to
sacrifice all things to do what is morally right.

Antigone's powerful foundation of her morals and values keep all who try to stray
her away from her task powerless. When Ismene tries to persuade her sister into staying
away from burying polynices her
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However she earlier did not feel a lot of regret for what she did because she was doing what she
was obligated to do. It was to her "meaningful" because she had given up her life for what her
brother deserved and was the will of the gods.

Such strong emotions create a sense of feminism, which in respects to the time of this
play was outrageous and not accepted. The image of women in plays and stories at the time were
weak and powerless girls. Antigone's representation of feminists broke all the images of play
writers in Greece and her strong characteristics defy the inappropriateness of her nature.Her
boldness, bravery and , unyielding morals are all extremely important to her role in the play.
Antigone has been given strong characteristics in her story and because of this she does
not stand around while and Creon's unjust law insults Polynices. Her death was preferred
because it was glorious and stoic. She was buried for doing what was right and what she was
obligated to do. She not only prefers this but her bravery, obstinacy and other traits destroy the
image of the weak girl who is powerless to everything. Antigone's strong characteristics and
representation of the current day feminists were all necessary to her role as…