C. My first impressions of Haemon was that he will follow his father’s orders no matter what they were, even if it meant killing his fiancé. As the play progressed, Haemon became the complete opposite of what I first thought about him. He was completely against the killing of Antigone and conflicted with his father many times, verbally. This can be seen when he threatens his father with the line “Then she'll die… but her death will kill another.”
Haemon’s character can be seen as to represent a barrier of some sort that shields Antigone from Creon’s wrath. Though in the end, his efforts failed. Haemon doesn’t fear Creon, even though he is his father. Haemon repeatedly states Creon’s flaws in these lines: “When you trample down the honor of the gods? Single minded, self involved or assume the world is wrong and you are right.” This shows that Haemon’s views on his father are that his father is conceited and arrogant, only thinking what he believes is right.
I think that Sophocles characterizes Haemon as Justice. Haemon is someone who will side with the Just, no matter if they are related to him or not, and will be against the unjust. In the play, Haemon was clearly on the side of Antigone, who was seen as a traitor. Even though Creon was his father, a position that deserves loyalty and respect, Haemon was against him. Haemon has a strong sense of justice.
F. Creon is a character that appeared in the Oedipus Trilogy. He first appeared in the first book, which he was ranked right under Oedipus himself. During this time, he had no desire to become King because of the responsibilities that the position comes with. Creon shows that in the quote:
“I have no natural craving for the name
Of king, preferring to do kingly deeds,
And so thinks every sober-minded man.
Now all my needs are satisfied through thee,
And I have naught to fear; but were I king,
My acts would oft run counter to my will.
How could a title then have charms for me
Above the sweets of...