Tragedy in ‘Antigone’
A research paper analyzing Sophocles’ play ‘Antigone’, with special reference to the characters Antigone and Creon and the themes of the play.
This research paper is an examination of the play Antigone by Sophocles. It proves how the author intended for both the characters Antigone and Creon to be tragic figures. Specifically, it expands on the themes of the play that contribute to both characters’ downfall: Antigone’s devotion to her family and her own internal character flaws and Creon’s obsession with the state and his personal defects.
“A careful analysis of the play Antigone will show that Sophocles intended for both Antigone and Creon to be tragic figures. Antigone’s devotion to her family combined with her character flaws lead to her death. Similarly, Creon’s love of the state together with his own innate defects cause his downfall. The themes that permeate the play also illustrate the inclusion of both the main characters as part of the tragedy. ”