(sittlichkeit) as some synthesis that recognizes the specific value of both antigonels and creonls keywords greek tragedy legal philosophy sophocles hegel honneth ethical life tragic ambiguity 1 introduction modern become a part of the conflict himself, he presents himself as the objective spokesman of a. The conflict between creon and antigone is one of conflicting values and duties creon is trying to establish himself as king in creon's mind, since antigone's brother polynices violated the laws of. Sophocles play titled antigone, embellishes the opposing conflicts between antigone who stands for the values of family, and creon who stands for the values of state sophocles explores the depths of antigone's morality and the duty based on consequence throughout the play, as well as the practical consequences of. There is much conflict between antigone and creon throughout the play, both of them having their own ideas and opinions regarding divine law versus human law following: king creon lets it be known that polyneices the traitor is not to be buried, but his sister antigone defies the order because of the values she holds. This point was most clearly made in sophocles' famous tragedy antigone, which was first staged in athens around 442 bce – a time of noteworthy athenian greatness a pursuit that can all too easily result in disastrous judgements, faustian over-reaching, or the agony of being torn apart by conflicting desires or values. In the play antigone by sophocles, creon and antigone have distinct conflicting values creon's regard for the laws of the city causes him to abandon all other beliefs he feels that all should obey the laws set forth by him, even if other beliefs, moral or religious, state otherwise antigone, on the other hand, hold the beliefs. The opening events of the play quickly establish the central conflict creon has decreed that the traitor polynices must not be given proper burial, and antigone is the only one who will speak against this decree and insist on the sacredness of family whereas antigone sees no validity in a law that disregards the duty family. Sophocles's antigone is the final play of his oedipus cycle, and portrays the fates of oedipus's four children: his sons, eteocles and polyneices, and his daughters, antigone and ismene the central conflict between the sisters here is neatly summed up by shakespeare's hamlet, in his famous soliloquy, where he asks.
Antigone the dilemmas are quite different in the two plays, and in exploring them i hope to shed some light on what we mean by a dilemma, and how one might be able to own priorities, the 'price' he puts on certain values relative to other values this type of conflict is different because it is foreseeable, and therefore. It is not clear how he would personally handle these two values in conflict, but it is a moot point in the play, for, as absolute ruler of thebes, creon is the state, and the state is creon it is clear how he feels about these two values in conflict when encountered in another person, antigone: loyalty to the state comes before. The major moral conflict in antigone by sophocles is the conflict over which value is most fundamental. The major moral conflict in antigone by sophocles is the conflict over which value is most fundamental the play presents the moral conflict over whether the god's law or the city's law is more powerful this seems to be the most prominent theme the conflict arises mainly between the tragic heroes antigone and her.
In his powerful play of 441 bc entitled antigone, sophocles presented a drama of harsh conflict between the family's moral obligation to bury its dead in obedience to divine command and the male-dominated city-state's need to preserve its order and defend its values antigone, the daughter of oedipus, the now-deceased. This essay takes as its task the critical comparison between sophocles' antigone and arendt's philosophy by the same token, it is the only art whose sole subject is man in his relationship to others the conflict between public and private: arendt and sophocles standard code of values which can regulate their choices. This paper reads sophocles' antigone contextually, as an exploration of the politics of lamentation and larger conflicts these stand for in the play (not just the burial of polynices) and in treating the homeric as not just an elite fashion statement but a rival table of values under pressure from the democracy in this period.
These three conflicts are very closely related, but this crude set of pairings helps to untangle some of the central issues of the play antigone and her values line up with the first entity in each pair, while creon and his values line up with the second antigone continues to be a subversive and powerful play,. The play antigone does repay its audience this way, undoubtedly antigone's resistance to the tyrannical authority of the state resonates with audiences showdown between creon and antigone as the representatives of two conflicting lacan preserves the aristotelian combination of value and desire as the basis for.
In the play antigone by sophocles, creon and antigone have distinct conflicting values hegel's view claims that both sides are right and that both sides are wrong because they assert that they are exclusively right creon's regard for the laws of the city causes him to abandon all other beliefs he feels that all should obey. Male/human law and female/divine law in the greek pagan world but hegel's interpretation of this play, and in particular the conflict between creon and antigone, is an over-simplification made to fit his view of the tragic character of pagan life as a conflict between equal and contrary values hegel considers the situation.
Pretations of sophocles' antigone have fallen into two very distinct phases hitherto uncontested philosophical, social, political and cultural values were this conflict was played out at the ancient dramatic festivals, through plays such as sopho- cles' antigone, and it is the centrality of concepts such as the pharmakon in. In his play antigone, sophocles explores the ethical integrity of familial and state ties through the opposing viewpoints and beliefs of the central characters, antigone and creon by pitching these two individuals against each other, sophocles also successfully reveals the raw and multi-faceted nature of humanity the tragic. Challenges to male authority in sophocles' play, antigone in the play antigone by sophocles, creon and antigone have distinct conflicting values antigone first demonstrates feminist logic when she chooses to challenge a powerful male establishment this establishment is personified by her uncle creon, who is newly. The complexities that transcend the main conflict within the play are numerous and striking, but for antigone, but it would be premature to pass immediate judgment on creon and call him a villain the singularity of the values in a desperate effort to protect the father he loves the opposition of creon.