The Tragedy Of Sophocles ' Antigone

1355 WordsOct 14, 20156 Pages
When one person thinks about the word suffering a lot of emotions and meanings can all flow in at once. It is a word that not many people want to talk about let alone feel it. However it is a truly amazing emotion; to suffer. That word can mean so many different things to so many different people. It is up to that one person to make a choice and define that word for themselves. The reason as to why one must define the word themselves is because it is a personal emotion. One person cannot tell another that they are suffering or that the event that has just occurred made them suffer. Unfortunately this feeling does occur quite often but in many different scenarios. For example in Sophocles’ play Antigone there are a few characters that one might say suffered. The two characters that are believed to suffer the most in this play are Antigone and Creon, however Creon does suffer more than Antigone. Sophocles’ play is to be said to be one of the best tragedy plays ever to be written and performed. The reasoning behind this is because of the true suffering that Creon does throughout the play. The whole play brings in the theme of tragedy from the beginning to the end. The part that clicks in readers mind when it truly becomes a suffering moment is actually at the very end when Creon finally realizes what he done. To understand this part one must know what happened at the beginning. Two brother who are killed in a civil battle against each other need to be buried, Creon the ruler
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