Antigone has suffered the lose of both parents and both brothers by the beginning of the play ; One brother Eteocles is given an honorable death whilst the other Polyneices who opposed there uncle and staked his own clam to the thrown is left to rote and be fead off of by birds and wild animals. Antigone despot by the dishonor shown to her brother Polyneices in death means to bury Polyneices and tries to convince her only living sibling and sister Isman to help her burry the body even thought there uncle the king has forbidden anyone to touch the body under penalty of death. When Iseme refuses to help under fear of the law Antigone is angry with her and leaves to burry the body herself. Holding what she sees as right and wrong high then the law made by a mortal man even if that man is a king. Thought the play Antigone is firm on heartsease and dose not sway , not only dose she attempt to burry her brothers body once but twice when she desire that her first ritual has been desecrated by the armed gardes Creon has sent to watch the body.
While Anigones actons are seen as homabel and nobel Creons actions are seen as the actions of a man that is blinded by his own ignorance and pride.
Contualsy people conform Creon and ask him to change is way ,.His own son confronts him but Creon bushes him aside accusing him of being weak and under the whiles of a pretty girl. Haimon exsaperated and agree with his father tells him before he leaves "whenever a man supposes that he alone has intelligence of expression or feelinging, he exposes himself and shows his emptiness. But its no shame even for a wise man to learn and relent.” (Pg 49 line 855 Antigone) Crean is blind to others reasons and feelings can't see the justice in Antigone actions only the disrespect he feels she is causing him.
Iseme to try to talked to the king it is not until after a long argument the prophet finally confines Creon to change his mind but by then it is too late Anitgong has killed herselfe And in grief and rage Haimon stabs himself before his fathers eyesand in death lays at the feet of Antigone his once bride to be.
Creons human fault leads to tragedy after tragedy. Antigone is also stead fast in her beliefs but is will to pay the cosiqunces almost too willing because if she had waited she could have ran away with Haimon or been relases by Creon.
The human fault within this play is stubbornness . Whether it is noble like that of Antigone or ignorant like that of Creon If you are unwilling to change it will only lead to suffering.
Maybeth the point of tragedy is refeled a human fault and worn people against it “Stubbornness is stupidity. It is criminal. " (Pg 60 line 1180 down Antigone) Tragedy are lesson to be learned to avoid heart ace and ruin and to become a better person for it. And in the end there is still the happy ending to show that while we suffer we can still find reason for it a purposes that gives us : the character, the audience , mankind the ability to move on and improve.