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Haemon is in love with Antigone. Creon rules that he will spare Ismene and bury Antigone alive were not for the intervention of Tiresias, the blind prophet. The twist of events results to Antigone hanging herself while Haemon kills himself together with her mother, Eurydice.
Antigone has the character of a rebellious girl that is noble and wise. She is defiant of the rules that are given by Creon and goes on to have her way. She is truthful, she does not refuse that she buried her brother. She is courageous since she took the body to go and bury. In addition, she is an intelligent character. Her sister, Ismene is a coward; she is not easily persuaded and is a person that likes to play safe. Besides, she is submissive, kind and obedient. Creon’s pride is evident, he refuses to intervene after the prophesy causing him the life of his son and wife. Eurydice, on the other hand is demonstrated as weak hearted and emotional. Haemon is bold and stands with his lover despite his father’s decrees.
Antigone is a play that arouses emotions as well as leaves some lessons to be learnt. The character Antigone inspired me to take up anything that I commit myself to do irrespective of the consequences, only given that it is done for the right motive. Being a woman and having lost her brothers, falling apart with her sister having not yet married could have discouraged hence making her obey the decree. She risked her life and went ahead to have her way. On the other hand the essence of humility has been emphasized irrespective of the social or political status. If Creon heeded to the prophet’s advice, he would not have lost his family. Finally, the play ends on a sad mote with the death of a potential couple that had demonstrated heroism in the play, Haemon and
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