In this paper I will discuss how the major events of Antigone can be analyzed through the psychological approach point of view. Antigone is eager to go above and beyond her limits for her family. But it is worse to risk everything for stubborn pride. And that is why I wanted you to come out here with me. The Sophocles Play Antigone: All the way through this play Antigone is solely being devoted to her family.
After the first year, however, Eteocles, the elder, refused to step down. Mad are thy subjects all, and even the wisest heart Straight to folly will fall, at a touch of thy poisoned dart. No youths have sung the marriage song for me, My bridal bed No maids have strewn with flowers from the lea, 'Tis Death I wed. Should someone who attempts to bury him in defiance of Creon be punished in an especially cruel and horrible way? Nor could I take as friend my countrys foe; For this I know, that there our safety lies, And sailing in her while she holds her course, We gather friends around us. I will keep it a secret, I promise! Trust me, she is discreet and will not err.
Set your own fate in order. How had he served them? Sophocles' play that explores the dilemma of loyalty to the King versus loyalty to the Gods and family. If he honors the laws of the land, and reveres the Gods of the State Proudly his city shall stand; but a cityless outcast I rate Whoso bold in his pride from the path of right doth depart; Ne'er may I sit by his side, or share the thoughts of his heart. Tell thou thy tale, and then depart in peace. There are three important characters in the play Antigone.
Antigone reveals that she has already done so. For e'en the bravest spirits run away When they perceive death pressing on life's heels. They, I know, Have bribed these men to let the deed be done. For instance, Creon denies a proper burial for anyone he considers a traitor. I knew that I must die, E'en hadst thou not proclaimed it; and if death Is thereby hastened, I shall count it gain. I began the rites of burnt-offering at the altar but Hephaistos failed me: instead of bright flame, there was only the sputtering slime of the fat thigh-flesh melting: the entrails dissolved in gray smoke, the bare bone burst from the welter. By base profit won, You will see more destroyed than prospering.
To me no word of thine Is pleasant: God forbid it e'er should please; Nor am I more acceptable to thee. More than one commentator has suggested that it was the gods, not Antigone, who performed the first burial, citing both the guard's description of the scene and the chorus's observation. Be ye, then, guardians of the things I speak. In the cases of Antigone, Haemon and Creon the consequences of their actions wind up to be very extreme and lead to the deaths of these three characters. I went with Creon to the outer plain where Polyneices was lying, No friend to pity him, his body shredded by dogs.
These are the shafts, that like a bowman I Provoked to anger, loosen at thy breast, Unerring, and their smart thou shalt not shun. But ere a torch our crown of towers could burn, Ere they had tasted of our blood, they turn Forced by the Dragon; in their rear The din of Ares panic-struck they hear. Chariot racing was also a popular form of entertainment. Speed away To yonder eminence! For as her consort still, enthroned with Justice above, Thou bendest man to thy will, O all invincible Love. What strange vision meets my eyes, Fills me with a wild surprise? I was glad--and grieved; For 'tis most sweet to 'scape oneself scot-free, And yet to bring disaster to a friend Is grievous.
But you by special summons I convened As my most trusted councilors; first, because I knew you loyal to Laius of old; Again, when Oedipus restored our State, Both while he ruled and when his rule was o'er, Ye still were constant to the royal line. When Creon locks her away in prison, she kills herself. O King, thy willful temper ails the State, For all our shrines and altars are profaned By what has filled the maw of dogs and crows, The flesh of Oedipus' unburied son. I know that she is a strong young girl who believes in what is right must be done, even if it means breaking the law and going against her uncle Creon. Go thine own way; myself will bury him.
And now this proclamation of today Made by our Captain-General to the State, What can its purport be? BookRags, Antigone Structure of Antigone á Parados- The chorus enters and rejoices the fact that the war betweenthe two brothers is finally over. Both of them died in war. No need for lots was now; The prize was mine, no other claimed a share. So when Etesian blasts from Thrace downpour Sweep o'er the blackening main and whirl to land From Ocean's cavernous depths his ooze and sand, Billow on billow thunders on the shore. One of the servants had gone ahead, and while he was yet far off he heard a voice grieving within the chamber, and he came back and told Creon. Now all is gone and wasted, for a life Without life's joys I count a living death.