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In Antigone by Sophocles Ode III discusses how love conquers all love is unconquerable However the entire play refutes this idea Three main characters kill themselves due to the circumstances in Sophocles play maybe because they loved one another but love does not succeed in these situations death overcomes all of them Perhaps Ode III should be about death unconquerable Ode III speaks directly to love Surely you swerve upon ruin The just mans heart As here you have made bright anger Strike between father and son - 218 Despite Creons knowledge of his son Haimons love for Antigone he sentences her to death Haimon even came to his father in hopes to change his mind He uses arguments he knows might change his fathers mind and discards all the arguments he knows his father will not accept However Creon refutes even all the acceptable arguments Despite the fact that Creon loves his son he does not give Haimon the opportunity to show his father that there could be better ways to do what he has threatened to do At the end of Ode III the Chorus refers to Aphrodite as merciless after Haimon and Creons argument Creon seems to be the one who is merciless Creon presents love in a mocking view When arguing with his son Creon tells his son that love is not worth it Eventually she will not love you anymore and you will have a hellcat in bed and elsewhere 214 However at the end of the play Creon can not stand to live without his son and his wife and he says Let it come Let death come quickly and be kind to me 237 Creon himself can not live without the ones he loves the most Death overcomes him In the end as if to spite his father Haimon kills himself Due to his fathers decisions his fiance is dead and since he believes that he
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