The play Antigone had many take home messages. The significant themes in “Antigone,” the play composed by Sophocles in or before 441 B.C., incorporate common law, pride, gender roles, common noncompliance, family dependability, and choice versus destiny. It likewise suggests the contention between the individual and the state, just as the contrasts among good and perfect law. The subject of destiny versus unrestrained choice, plainly known as fate versus freewill is a typical one in Greek literature and writing, with destiny regularly choosing the result of the two activities and ways of life. The suggestion that characters are bound for significance or weakness, achievement or disappointment. While free decisions, for example, Antigone’s choice to oppose Creon’s proclamation, are huge, destiny is in charge of a considerable lot of the most basic and obliterating occasions of the set of three. By lifting the significance of destiny, Sophocles proposes that characters can’t be completely in charge of their activities.Antigone contrasts two kinds of law and equity: celestial or religious law on one hand, and the law of men and states on the other. As a result of the centrality of destiny and the standard of the divine beings in the lives of the primary characters of the play, religious rituals and customs are hoisted to the status of law. While inquiries of law and equity assume a job in every one of the three plays of the Oedipus set of three, they are most noticeable in Antigone, in which Antigone’s guidelines of perfect equity conflict with Creon’s will as the head of state.King Creon is the obvious tragic hero in “Antigone”. He goes through all the major components of a tragic hero with his main tragic flaw being hubris, or pride. While he may not be an ideal leader, he did try to abide by the law that he had set in place. It wasn’t until after he received the prophecy that he decided to ask the elders for advice. So does he change or does he just want to fix the mess that he has made.
Sophocles. “Antigone” Sophocles_Antigone_(AS08).PDF. Translated by Elizabeth Wyckoff, 2008.