All inevitably succumb to their own hubris and demonstrate
How excessive pride leads to personal downfall and destruction in Antigone.
Following is an example of a possible introduction for the essay on Antigone;
Thesis: the excessive pride of Creon, Antigone, and Haemon lead to their downfalls in Antigone.
Creon's pride blinds him to the injustice he commits against Antigone.
When Creon is confronted by Antigone about his edict he says’’ go down and love you must- love the dead!
While I’m alive, no woman is going to lord it over me’’.
Explanation- Creon has a lot of pride that he would allow Antigone to kill herself before he admits he is wrong.
Antigone's pride leaves her no choice but to martyr herself for her belief
Example from play – Creon will not allow her brother to be buried.
This goes against her personal beliefs she confronts Creon when she says “if I had allowed my own mothers son to rot, an unburied corpse that would have been an agony”
Quote- ‘if I had allowed my own mothers son to rot, an unburied corpse that have been an agony”
Explanation- Creon wouldn’t let Antigone bury her brother
Topic sentence#3: Haemon's pride leads him to reject his father's authority and destroy himself out of anger and grief.
Example from play- when haemon and his father are arguing about the marriage of him and Antigone.
Rage your heart out, rage with friends who can stand the sight of you
Explanation- haemon is so upset that he stabbed his self because he seen that Antigone is dead
Conclusion-Creon Antigone and haemon all relive how pride leads to pressure; Creon s pride blinds him to the injustice he commits against Antigone Creon has a lot of pride that he would allow Antigone to kill herself before he admit he is wrong, Antigone’s pride leaves her no choice but to martyr herself for her beliefs Creon wouldn’t let Antigone bury her brother.
Another area of Greek achievement is theater. Plays began to become important in ancient Greece and two types of plays which were written and performed were comedies and tragedies. A comedy in ancient Greece was usually a play that marked or made fun of a certain topic, person, or group of people. One famous comedy writer was Aristophanes. He wrote the plays The Birds and Lysistrata. An tragedy in ancient Greece usually dealt with a moral or social issue, human suffering, and almost always ended in disaster. Three famous Greek tragedy writers are Aeschylus, Euripides, and Sophocles. Aeschylus wrote the play The Oresteia, Euripides wrote the play Medea, and Sophocles wrote the plays Oedipus the King and Antigone. One of the most famous out of all of these plays was Antigone. It was written in about 441 B.C. and was about a girl named Antigone who defies the king's orders and buries her brother, who was killed while leading a rebellion. In this play, many Greek values were expressed which is also the purpose of most western civilization plays today (to express certain values). Also, the ideas of comedies and tragedies are used in western civilization except expanded and twisted around a little. A lot of famous play writers today are also inspired by the works of play writers from ancient Greece.