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When a play-write creates a tragedy two of the main aspects that need to be included are feelings of pity and fear on the readers part In Sophocles Anitgone the presence of fear and pity are very obvious The people who suffer cause the reader to feel the need to comfort them It is an example of a very strong tragedy The main idea or theme behind Anitgone is that one should listen to other peoples opinions or advice and consider it before making any final decision or actions This theme can be applied portrayed through the two main characters of the tragedy The first part of a tragedy and its plot is to engender fear where bad fortune befalls someone like us Sophocles creates this fear through Creon and his role as king When Creon sentences Antigone to death the reader feels hate for him The reader thinks that the reasons he is doing this are not right The voice of the reader is in a way portrayed through the character of Haemon who is Creons son He tries to convince his father to not go through with his decision and to realize what he is doing At this point the reader is still against Creon and has now sided with Haemon When Creon makes his final decision and has Antigone brought out to a cave to die alone the reader feels a great deal of pity for Antigone and none for Creon All of a sudden Creon realizes what he has done and tries to fix everything He buries Polyneices and then attempts to save Antigone When he arrives He finds out that Antigone killed herself and his son Haemon followed after her Creon feels horrible After this Creon goes home and finds out that his wife has now also killed herself This is when the reader feels absolute pity for him The reader feels that Creon has learned his lesson and
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