Antigone: Who is at Fault for This Tragedy – Antigone of Creon?

Antigone: Who is at Fault for This Tragedy – Antigone of Creon?

Antigone’s Death (101)

berries P’s corpse FIRST because hi wants to honor the GODS and honor Antigone’s wishes

Why hang herself?
-death on her own terms: her agency decides how she dies
“noose…of twisted linnen, soft as silk”
-gentle way to die: Creon tried to make it uncomfortable and painful but she does it by her own terms
-beautiful gendered imagery
-mocks Creon’s idea of gender
-Antigone uses “feminine” tools to show her strength
-her death mock Creon;s view of submissiveness
-mocks sense of gender: A’s death is beautiful (like C thinks women should be) however death is such an ugly thing

Question
Creon: Fate or False Agency
Creon: Fate

“I am crushed beneath my fate” (105)

“What has fate is store for me after this? “(103)

Creon: Agency
“My hands can do nothing right” (105)
-even my agency is overruled by fate [blames fate]”I killed you, your unhappy father”
Creon: Rights and Obligations as King
-set order admit chaos
-lead his own people by his own opinion–listen to himself alone
Creon: Offenses
-refuses advice
-HUBRIS
-underestimated female authority/strength [misogynistic][believes in patriarchal order]
Antigone: Rights and obligations as citizens
-ability to question authority
-support her believes (gods/family above law)
Antigone: Offenses
-stubbornness
-wants to assert own authority [self-centered]
-rebellious