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Antigone shows the disastrous consequences that visit Thebes when its ruler Creon tries to hold power by denying those values specifically the traditional manifestations of family respect for their dead respect that extends to the wider human community 187 Rehm After reading the Greek classical play Antigone Sophocles translated by Robert Fagles then watching the play being acted in Antigone Sophocles in the 1984 TV production starring Juliet Stevenson they both portray a story about a sister was truly devoted to her brother even after his death A sister who stands up in public with her head held high defying the kings orders risking her own life Both portrayals of the story are very similar however there are different variations of each work Some of which will be pointed out in this essay One moral taken from the play is to stay open-minded and seek advice or you could build your own unbearable demise The tragic hero in the story is Antigone daughter of Opedius and Jocasta She is the fearless sister of Polynices and Eteocles her brothers who both died in battle against each other Eteocles fought on the side of Thebes and Polynices against it In the first act of the video Antigone talks in private with Ismene Antigones sister Ismene is portrayed as a more fragile shy and reserved character She is not as defiant as her sister but does display an act of defiance towards the middle of the play Their brothers were heirs to the throne therefore their uncle Creon had just been declared king Creon is the antagonist a king who is very paranoid Creon struggles with his new-found inheritance of power and authority it has gone to his head Unfortunately for him he confused the power for wisdom This is Creons ate that he is most remembered for in the play and
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