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Antigone


            In the drama Antigone by Sophocles and the novel Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger have major characters that change their outlook and viewpoints through out the story. In Antigone, Creon, King of Thebes and in the Catcher in Rye, Holden Caufield experience events that change them. There are many key literary elements in each story that proves these changes.
             The drama Antigone by Sophocles has many characters that change through out the story. One character that changed dramatically was Creon, King of Thebes. There are many literary elements that prove these changes such as conflict. Creon had many conflicts through out the story such as the conflict with Anitgone. Creon was suborned about not wanting to give Polyneices a proper burial when Antigone who loved her brother wanted to give him a proper burial and she thought Creon wasn't following the rules of the gods. Another example of a conflict that Creon has was with the Charagos. The Charagos was trying to get Creon to realize that maybe it was the gods who buried Polyneices but Creon wouldn't believe it, he thought the gods would never want to favor polyneices. Also, Creon had a conflict with his own son Haimon. Haimon thought it was wrong for how he was treating Antigone and as a result Haimon had killed himself. Furthermore, Creon had a conflict with the people of Thebes. They though he should change his mind for the good of Thebes but Creon thought that what he was doing were for the good of Thebes.
             Irony is also use in Antigone to show Creon's change. One example of irony was Creon believed that stiff-necked anarchists were trying to take over Thebes when they didn't even know they were trying. Creon also thought Antigone was trying to overthrow him when she wasn't. Another example of irony in Antigone was Creon wouldn't change his decision because the people of Thebes would have thought he was weak even though they already thought he was weak because he didn't change his mind.


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