Antigone 's Actions Cause A Political Change

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It is often supposed that Antigone’s actions cause a political change in the government; Creon will become a new and improved leader after the tragedies he had to suffer through. While some may argue that Antigone’s actions cause a political change in the government, ultimately there is no revolution because the leader never changes. After seeing his wife dead, Creon says, “I killed her, I can own no alibi: The guilt is wholly mine” (Sophocles 28). This quote shows how guilty Creon feels about the deaths of his family members as he feels that he caused their deaths. Many may say that because of his guilt, Creon will now become a new and improved leader, which is a political change relating to a revolution. While it is true that Creon may…show more content…
The first and second estate were rich and did not pay taxes whereas the 3rd estate, which consisted of the bourgeoisie and peasants , had to pay taxes. At the Estates General, the voting was very unfair because the 1st and 2nd estate always agreed on the same ideas, leaving the ratio of the votes always in a 2:1 ratio since each estate got one vote. This created no change in the government since the disadvantaged group (3rd estate) never got any improvements in their lives. The lives of the 1st and 2nd estate remained the same. Taken together, there are no political changes in Antigone as well as in France during the 1800’s. It is often imagined that Antigone’s actions cause a social change in the society of Thebes; the citizens of Thebes are against Creon’s ideas and side with Antigone. While some may believe that Antigone’s actions cause a social change in the society, ultimately there is no revolution because no one else besides Antigone and her fiancé, Haemon directly stand up to Creon. When Haemon is talking to his father, Creon, he says “I would not dream of criticizing yours or saying you were wrong, even if I could. But other men can reason rightly”(Sophocles 15). This shows how other men in the city of Thebes side with Haemon and think Creon’s punishment for Antigone is wrong. Many may say that because other citizens side with Antigone, there is a social change. While it is true that there are several citizens who side with Antigone, ultimately there
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