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Lines 53-54 Clear message that women should obey men. Theme?

<--- Way of thin king at time of writing. Lines 64-65 "Little time to please the living. But all eternity to love the dea d." <--- Possible theme of do what is right for eternity rather than what is or dered to please one in a fleeting amount of time. viewpoint? Defying Creon's o rder is an example of this. Line 80 "When I have tried and failed, I shall have failed." Common theme with Macbeth. Courage in the face of adversity. Never give up, make a noble stand. Lines 130-172 - Creon won't bury Polynices to make an example out of him. No on e shall stand against Thebes and survive. An analogy to good and evil is made. Creon is clearly clever, instantly knowing it was a person rather than the gods. [234-262] Antigone sees her only authority as the gods, and is not ruled by man. She defi es statement in lines 53-54, maybe showing that the author does not completely a gree with standard conventions? Antigone has a very rebellious spirit. Isemene's demeanor makes Creon think she has a guilty conscience, leading him to assume he assisted Antigone in the burial. Antigone viewed burying Polynices as her life's great honor. Creon is a black and white character. One is either with him or against him, no middle ground. More gender differences. "Proper place for women" [495] Different prison cell than the men use? Oedipus' curse still in the house. Creon appears to genuinely believe what he says. He makes no exception for hims elf [541-578] Obedience saves lives in battle, and keeps the kingdom running Townspeople do not support the death of Antigone. Father vs Son conflict. Haemon and Creon argue over Antigone's fate and the wis dom/honor involved. Creon is old and stuck in his ways. He does not see the wisdom in allowing Anti gone to live. Love can cause the bitterest conflicts <--- Theme/motif Antigone shows regret [741-744] She will not experience many things (wedding) a nd will not even be mourned in dying. Teiresias basically calls Creon a fool, who still remains stubborn and will not bury Polynices. Creon changes after the prophecy.

He goes to free Antigone, in order to prevent the death of his son. Haemon commits suicide, his father is to blame Ultimate theme of the play "The stricken heart of pride will be brought down." [ 1132-1133]