"The tyrant dies and his rule ends, the martyr dies and his rule begins." (Kierkegaard) In terms of Antigone, this quotation makes a lot of sense. If a tyrant's, or a cruel dictator-like person's, role is to diminish, he/she will not necessarily die, but his/her popularity will most definitely decline. As the contrary is true for a martyr, or a person who suffers so as to keep his/her faith and/or
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she really wants. As for the martyr, this person will suffer and receive pain just so that his/her faith, beliefs, and/or principles are kept. And because of this quality in their personality, his/her image will never die. To sum it up, Creon, Antigone, and Ismene represent both aspects of the quotation, "The tyrant dies and his rule ends, the martyr dies and his rule begins," throughout the play Antigone, written by Sophocles.