Antigone Essay Research Paper AntigoneAntigone and Ismene

Antigone Essay, Research Paper


Antigone and Ismene are sisters.? They have two brothers who just killed each

other and both died.? Creon, whos very powerful, honored one and dishonored the

other.? The dishonored brother being left outside, unburied, and prohibited

anyone to cry or sympathetic on the dead body.? Antigone who came from a loyal

family could not stand to see her brother died unburied, so she asked her sister

to go with her to steal and bury? the brother-body. Unwillingly, Ismene

affrighted of the law and did not agree with her sister.? So Antigone steal and

bury the body by herself.? When Creon know this, he was very upset and order the

army to get the one stole the body.? They catch Antigone and take her to Creon.?

Antigone has not affraid of the execution which Creon would give.? Ismene, her

sister came and said that she had a share in this matter. But Antigon claims to

her own motivation.? Haemon is the only son of Creon.? He has not agree with

what his father commands.? They argue about who is right to give commands.?

Because Haemon had fallen in love with Antigone so he ran a way when his father

gave order to kill Antigone.? But then, Creon orders to take Anigone to a

locked-tomb.? A blind prophet named Teiresias go with a boy visit Creon and told

him what he did was wrong.? At first Creon did not agree, but then after

Teiresias gone.? He realized what he did was wrong so he called his servants to

release Antigone.? But it was too late, a messenger came with the bad news that

Creons son had killed himself.? The story did not stop there, another terrible

news came to Creon that the queen is dead.? When Creons wife heard the news of

her own son killed himself, she put violence upon herself and died.? Now Creon

opens his eyes and see who is right to judge. He had learn a lesson of wisdom in

a hard way.

The Antigone has many arguments and it is hard to fingure out which one is the

main one.? In the beginning? is the argument between Antigone and her sister.

And then the argument between Creon and Sentry.? When Antigone was catch, she

argue with Creon.? After that Creon argue with his only son.? After Antigone

gone, the phopphet came and argue with Creon.

In my own opinion, the main argument was about who has the right to judge

people.? Creon said he is the highest and he has the right to tell people what

to do and to executed people as he wishes.? Antigone has an objection that God

is the only has power to forbid, give commands, and penalties.? Haemon said: “A

man who thinks that he alone is right, or what he says, or what he is himself,

unique, such men, when opened up, are seen to be quite empty.” “Your face…to a

simple citizen.” He thinks his father was really wrong to make a decision to

kill some one. And he beleives that the city should not possessed by only one

man.? When Teiresias came and told him parables and asked what brave is it if he

fight with someone and that person died, there is no benefit after kill each

other.? The prophet gave the warning that he can not command someone to live nor

he shall not command someone to die.? Who is it really have the power to hold

mankind in living or take away humans life? With a unhappy ending the story

teaches us not to judge people.