Similarities Between Euripide And Antigone

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In both Sophocles’ Antigone and Euripides’ Medea, the universal event of great suffering and destruction are both executed through the depiction of the characters. In both the playwrights, tragedy prevails as the main feature contributing the portrayal of the characters. Both the main characters, Antigone and Medea progresses through a series of events that eventually leads to obliteration as the end results. Love ultimately drives the characters to commit series of actions that eventually lead to their demise along with the destruction of those around them.
In Sophocles’ Antigone, Antigone is portrayed to be a very strong and loyal character. Sophocles depicted her to have a great amount of charisma for a woman in that era. Antigone’s loyalty to her family ultimately brought the demise to Thebes as a result of both her and Kreon’s actions. Along with Antigone being headstrong in her beliefs, Kreon persists this trait as well. Antigone’s persistence in burying Polyneices led her to clash in conflict with Kreon, who continues to maintain his stance on not allowing burial Polyneices. In Antigone’s character, the devotion towards family displays the character’s values and morals. On the other hand, Kreon demonstrates his valued virtues towards government and politics. The two characters despite their different values and morals do mirror each other in terms of their persevering and determined characteristics. Kreon’s and Antigone’s inability to step down from their belief
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