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Heroism is defined by cause Bravery is a factor however it depends on whatone is putting oneself out on a limb for that makes one a hero It is not enough to bebrave Antigones character has many different layers In some respects she is a heroinebut in others she is merely a victim of her own prideAt the beginning of the play the chorus describes Antigone as a little helplesscreature that keeps to herself and is in the shadow of her beautiful sister Ismene Theydescribe Antigone as That thin little creature sitting by herself staring straight aheadseeing nothing She seems to be small helpless and fragile but just when you thinkthat she is helpless she unfurls herself as a clever and very brave young lady As Antigone returns from burying her brother Polynices she appearsdreamy-eyed and playful She seems to be an innocent young girl who is just opening hereyes to the beauty of the world It was beautiful The whole world was gray when Iwent out An now-you wouldnt recognize it Its like a post card all pink and greenand yellow Unfortunately she soon finds out the worlds wickedness as well Sheseems to come to the realization that her life would soon end so she begins to preparefor the worst being death and almost welcome it There Im not afraid any more Notafraid of the wicked ogre nor of the sandman nor of the dwarf who steals little childrenHaemon is another factor of Antigones wavering emotional state When Haemonfirst comes into the play Antigone apologizes to him for her actions the night before She apparently had dressed herself up as her sister Ismene would have She wasglamorous and bold She explains in the following lines I wasnt very sure that youloved me as a woman and I did it -because I wanted you to want me Now she is seenas the innocent tomboyish Antigone again The couple had also quarreled that
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