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  • Ismene And Haimon Antigone
    740 words
    Ismene and Haimon Antigone, the character, is a tragic hero because we care about her. Ismene and Haimon help us care about Antigone by making her feel worthy of loving. And with out this her plan to bury her brother seems irrelevant to the reader because we can care less about her. Ismene, although weak and timid, is in the story to illustrate that Antigone is capable of being loved. "We are only women, We cannot fight with men, Antigone" (Sophocles 881). Another reason Ismene is incorporated t...
  • Change In Haimon's Views
    1,070 words
    Haimon has a certain tendency to be overlooked in Sophocles' Antigone. At first he appears to be a minor character, an accessory to the overt conflict occurring between Kreon and Antigone. We see Haimon supporting his father, but soon thereafter in conflict with him. Haimon expresses disregard for the life of his cold bride to be, yet is defined as being driven by lust. Several questions come up: who does Haimon really support, what drives his actions, and what is his ultimate intent? Unraveling...
  • Haimon And Antigone
    504 words
    Love it supposedly conquers all, or so they say. Love is a major issue in Sophocles Greek Tragedy, Antigone. Antigone's family is full of incest and betrayal. People say that Antigone, and her sister Is mene have been cursed because of their family's bad decisions and horrible luck. Love in Antigone's case did conquer all, but do the tragedy of deaths. Antigone's love for her deceased brother eventually caused her own death. Antigone's death went on to cause Haimon's death, which ultimately caus...
  • Dialogue Between Antigone And Haimon
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    The Missing Dialogue in Antigone After reading Antigone, one might feel that there is lacking a dialogue between Antigone and Haimon before their deaths. Sophocles does not include any direct communication between the two lovers during this drama. The reader might assume that such a conversation could have taken place but was not included by Sophocles; however, it is my belief that if a conversation occurred between Antigone and Haimon prior to their deaths, Sophocles would have made it a part o...
  • Profound Example Of Creon's Stubbornness
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    Who is the Tragic Hero? A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic. Joseph Stalin A play is considered to be a tragedy if a lot of people die and in the play Antigone almost all of the main characters were killed by the end. The only one left was Creon, the tragic hero. He lost all of his family, except for Ismene, and ultimately could have prevented that by just allowing Polyneices to be buried. In addition to his physical losses he also lost his respect and comfort since ever...
  • Haimon's Actions Creon
    569 words
    This Antigone Antigone This play is a tragedy that was written several centuries ago by a well known man named Sophocles. Sophocles was born in Athens about 496 – 406 B.C. He is regarded as one of the world's greatest playwrights, and his plays have had many enduring influence on many other writers (Shakespeare). During his life he wrote an immense amount of plays. Sophocles wrote 100 plays and only seven have survived till this day. He received first place many times in competitions that ...

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