The framework of both plays is the same. This is what Sophocles may have intended when he wrote Antigone. Each of these ten generals came from one of the ten tribes into which democratic reformers had divided the Athenian people. He can no more escape tragedy than the ordinary man can escape banality. She would much rather live than die.
It is this duty which is in conflict with the state edict. Antigone is occasionally played in this country; Ring Around the Moon. Creon has passed the edict that Polynices is not to be buried; anybody who defies this edict does so on pain of death. Two of the main characters are Creon and Antigone; each one have their own way of expressing themselves and way of treating each other in how they communicate. Show More.
Thus she is really two characters: Warfare was also common at this time in Greek society, as the city-states of Greece competed with each other for trade, commerce, and artistic superiority. If in its total effect the play presents a distorted view of life, or it distorts psychology, or it offers facile solutions, or it muddies fundamental issues, we reject the play.
The guards fail to recognize her because they are too busy figuring out ways to avoid blame and gain reward. His method of changing the focus and breaking the continuity is looked upon as irresponsible clowning. Instead, he treats them as though they are common citizens who have acted against the best interests of the city.
Beauty and Ugliness: They debate over what Antigone should do with her life-Creon prescribes getting fatter and producing children with Hamon, which Antigone disdains-in the pivotal scene of the play.
When Ismene later tries to join her in condemnation, having committed no crime at all, Antigone refuses to accept her companionship. For the modern reader and for Creon, it is only a pitiful anachronism, equally inappropriate in the world of Sophoclean tragedy and in a situation requiring carefully thought-out political decisionmaking: Athenian audiences thus knew the tale of Oedipus intimately.
This was the reason that provoked Antigone.