Name: Nilima R. Patel
Student Number: 9714937
T.A.: Nanette Morton
Professor: Anne Milne.
Date: 26th July, 2000.
Issue of male authority and challenges to that authority in the play "Antigone".
In the play "Antigone" by Sophocles, Creon and Antigone have distinct conflicting values. Antigone first demonstrates feminist logic when she chooses to challenge a powerful male establishment. This establishment is personified by her uncle Creon, who is newly crowned as the King of Thebes. Creon poses
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did not run from her death sentence suggest an inherent bravery and obstinacy which the chorus recognizes before her departure to her death. Her legacy will live on, and inspire many other rebels to stand up for their beliefs. Antigone's strong feminist stance in defying a patriarchal tyrant shows how individualistic ideas and actions can be very effectual.
Works cited :
- Sophocles, "Antigone". The Three Theban Plays. Trans. Robert Fagles.
New York. Penguin Group. 1982. 58-128.