Antigone – Themes Flashcard

Antigone – Themes Flashcard

Individual vs. Society
Antigone fights against the government, her Uncle to show how unfair his decree is. She is fighting her Uncle and also society who says women are weak and should not fight against men.
Person vs. Person
1. Antigone fights against her uncle to bury her brother.
2. Antigone fights her sister Isemene who won’t help her bury their brother.
3. Creon fights with his son Haemon and Teiresias about his decision to put Antigone to death.
Person vs. The Supernatural
Antigone’s family and the city of Thebes are cursed by the gods because of what her father did. The gods have decided their fates and they will die.
Person vs. Self
1. Isemene at first decides not to help Antigone bury her brother and then afterwords takes responsibility for doing so. She is torn between following what she thinks is right and following the law.
2. Creon wants to kill Antigone because she has disobeyed him, but then decides to set her free. He is torn between following his decree and listening to his son and the priest, Teiresias.