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I find that I have experienced the most catharsis when listening to music. She is noble in fighting for her brother's right to a burial, but, in a way, she is half blind and it brings her to her death.
Creon, on the other hand, seemed to throw his pride in the wrong direction. Logging out…. The two men are soon bitterly insulting each other and eventually Haemon storms out, vowing never to see Creon again. The Chorus closes the play with an attempt at consolation, by saying that although the gods punish the proud, punishment also brings wisdom.
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The character of the sentry is also unusual for the time of the play, in that he speaks in more natural, lower-class language, rather than the stylized poetry of the other characters. First, I felt that the tragedy was so inevitable that there was no suspense for it I did not fear any unknown.
For this reason, the audience has pity for Creon, for no one can defy the gods and be able to avoid the consequence. The logic of the hero's descent into misfortune is determined by the nature of his or her particular kind of hamartia.
Catharsis is most often defined as the "purging" of the emotions of pity and fear that occurs when we watch a tragedy.
If not, why not? So, yes, there's a really good argument for Creon as protagonist, but check this out—Antigone's the one who drives the action of the play. As repulsive as this story may seem, it really isn't.
In response to Erin's comment, I think Antigone is the hero of the story. So when Creon finally realizes his error and accepts his fate, the audience gets relieved and elated.
Hamartia plays a role in the play Antigone in both the characters of King Creon and Antigone. Creon , the new ruler of Thebes, has declared that Eteocles is to be honoured and Polynices is to be disgraced by leaving his body unburied on the battlefield a harsh and shameful punishment at the time. Antigone was only trying to do the right thing but in the end there was a bad result to her actions.