Antigone Journal # 1

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Chris Pasquariello Andrea Leslie Drama 1051-40 February 11, 2010 Duty, Obligation, and Women Creon is truly a chauvinist in the play. He makes remarks about how “no woman rules [him] while [he] lives” (523). He remarks while calling the guards to take Antigone and Ismene, “they must be women now” (578). During the beginning of the play, Creon assumed that a man must be the criminal, but after he finds the criminal is actually a woman, he declares “let not myself be beaten by a woman” and “I won’t be called weaker than womankind” (677). After sentencing Antigone to death he is confronted by his son. Haemon believes that “a man the wise should never be ashamed of learning more and must unbend his mind” (710- 11). Haemon is only relating what he believes is right. He warns his father that being king grants him the ability to change is mind. He also reveals to Creon the secrets of the kingdom and how they doubt his rule. The kingdom has taken the side of Antigone for standing with the law of the gods. Haemon also believes that “no city is property of a single
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This note was uploaded on 05/18/2010 for the course LIT 1051 taught by Professor Leslie during the Winter '10 term at Cincinnati State.

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