In antigone, the chorus represents the elder citizens of thebes sophocles's choruses react to the events of the play sophocles's choruses react to the events of the play the chorus speaks as one voice, or sometimes through the voice of its leader. In the tragedy antigone the main characters, creon who is the king of thebes and antigone who is the daughter of the deceased king oedipus, are fighting over creon’s decision not to bury one of antigone’s brothers polyneices because he felt that he was a trader to his city but he was going to still bury her other brother eteocles even. Antigone - the play's tragic heroine in the first moments of the play, antigone is opposed to her radiant sister ismene unlike her beautiful and docile sister, antigone is sallow, withdrawn, and recalcitrant read an in-depth analysis of antigone creon - antigone's uncle creon is powerfully. The chorus introduces the players antigone is the girl who will rise up alone and die young haemon, antigone's dashing fiancé, chats with ismene, her beautiful sister though one would have expected haemon to go for ismene, he inexplicably proposed to antigone on the night of a ball creon is.
Pitying him, antigone disregards the advice of her younger sister ismene to obey creon's decree and covers polyneices' body in dust, declaring that religious laws of burial are more important than a city's law. In the greek tragedy “antigone”, however, the main character of the same name has as many strong points as weak ones in the next paragraphs, i will point out antigone’s strengths, weaknesses and, finally, the evolution of the character throughout the play. D hutchinson professor k english 110 2/15/2013 sophocles’ tragedy antigone introduces us to the main character antigone she shows many characteristics and distinctions that allow her to break the boundaries of the typical athenian woman. The idealistic character of antigone consciously risks her life through her actions, concerned only with obeying the laws of the gods and the dictates of familial loyalty and social decency creon, on the other hand, regards only the requirement of political expediency and physical power,.
Creon, not antigone, is the main character of the play because the main conflict involves creon and the gods the gods have a law giving everyone the right to be buried, and creon disobeys this law causing tension between him and the gods antigone is simply caught in this conflict. Tragic hero examples all the tragic hero examples in the history of literature are based on six main aspects, unchanged since the ancient times these are hubris, nemesis, anagnorisis, peripeteia, hamartia, and catharsis. Antigone is an especially powerful story because of the main female character which is an unusual focus point in that time it also talks a bit about whether or not the gods did favor her by making her a hero or disapproved by letting her die. Antagonist definition in literature, an antagonist is a character, or a group of characters, which stands in opposition to the protagonist, which is the main characterthe term “antagonist” comes from the greek word antagonistēs, which means “opponent,” “competitor,” or “rival. Antigone major characters antigone: the oldest daughter of oedipusher name in greek means 'one who is of the opposite opinion' (anti = against, gnomi = opinion) after antigone's brothers die in battle, creon forbids burial for the elder polyneices because he dared to attack thebes.
Antigone, the tragic hero who defies creon in order to give her brother a proper burial creon, a tyrant who abuses his power and loses his family haemon, creon's son, who commits suicide at the. A famous tragedy “antigone”, completed by sophocles, is one of the three theban playsa piece of greek mythology was created in 441 bc talking about the characters of the play, the foremost attention should be paid to protagonist and antagonist of the “antigone. Yet in this play a strong case can be made for both creon and antigone as main characters as the classic traits of a tragic hero are displayed in both first antigone the definition of a tragic hero is a virtuous character who is destined for downfall normally as a result of a fatal flaw.
Antigone character list buy study guide antigone antigone is both the daughter and the sister of oedipus (since he married his own mother) now that oedipus and his brothers are dead, antigone and ismene are the last of the labdacus family after her father went into exile, antigone and her sister were raised in the house of creon. The conflict presented in antigone involves all the characters and tragic heroes whether its internal conflict or conflict between two people, the theme is present throughout the entire play opposing views lead the main characters to take actions that eventually destroy all. In antigone, written by sophocles, creon dominates the play with his powerful yet arrogant personality even though antigone is the name of this play, creon, the ruling king of thebes with a no turning back attitude, proves to be the main character. The main characters of all greek dramas are usually alike in some ways and different in others medeс, by euripides and antigone by sophocles are greek dramas, and so the characters, antigone and medeс also have similarities as well as differences by comparing and contrasting these two characters, we gain more knowledge about their motives and ambitions, and as a result, we can more easily.
Some would argue that antigone is indeed the main tragic character, as her fate is unarguably tragic she at first, celebrates a victory when she is caught by the sentry and put to trial before creon. Antigone is the protagonist and creon the antagonist in antigone by sophocles (495 bce - 405 bce) specifically, the protagonist is the main character, the holder of great powers and the. Video: antigone by sophocles: summary, characters & analysis learn about sophocles' 'antigone' and how it explored the topics of civil disobedience, fidelity, and citizenship when you are.