Nor does Antigone in her willfulness invite the same direct empathy as the vengeful, bereft Electra, since it's crucial to the point of this play that she must meet Creon
head on, inch by unyielding inch.
A noble and wise Antigone fights for the justice of traditional belief, while a tyrannical Creon
fights for a right based on might.
"The play makes us consider two very different but compelling viewpoints, and hopefully the audience will spend their time not being able to side with either Creon
or Antigone until it's done.
In order to explain why Creon
and Antigone are bad examples of a pursuit for happiness, I give an introductory account of the Lacanian concept of desire, which is central for his concept of happiness.
In the conversation between Medea and Creon
, this, the king of Corinth, compels Medea to go into exile immediately (v.
In the initial scenes of the two tragedies, Creon
Interestingly, a new character of the 'nurse' has been introduced, thus excluding Creon
's wife, figuring in Sophocles' Antigone.
Antigone becomes Tig, a headstrong young woman determined to stand up against authority for what she believes is right; her uncle Creon
becomes Creo, who owns a club and runs a criminal enterprise; and Antigone's sister Ismene becomes Esme, who works in Creo's club.
I begin with an analysis of the agon between Creon
and Haemon (631-780), in which Creon
's challenge to Haemon's social and gendered identity begins.
Qatari student Hessa al-Noaimi was cast in the title role of Antigone and Waleed Hachicho played King Creon
, Antigone's uncle and the ruler of Thebes, where the mythical story is set.
In their contributions, Judith Fletcher and Klaas Tindemans further add to the 'precarious power' of law (p169) by treating Creon
's and Antigone's laws not as nomos but as kerugma, that is, performative utterances of power and insurgence respectively, which can be potentially ineffective (as in Creon
's failure to control his subjects by language and in his doing of the burial that he initially forbade), but also potentially promising in their carrying out new sociopolitical acts (as in Antigone's entrance in the public space and her embodiment of democratic debate).