Antigone is the major character in the play. When the play begins, she appears to have feelings of jealous towards her sister (Sophocles p12). The author portrays her as skinny and bonny with a pale yellow complexion. She is a cruel character as she keeps harassing her sister Ismene. She is very hard to understand and cannot hide her envy towards her younger sister. She appears immoral due to her acts of trying to seduce her boyfriend. She is rather self-centered due to her desires of always wanting things to work her way. She is portrayed as a go getter given that she falls under the category of tragic characters that would rather die and have things done their way. Given that she wanted to bury her brother Polynices without the king’s knowledge she is seen as hypocritical and a schemer (Sophocles p14).
Creon is a king who is brought out as authoritative and very powerful leader. He is portrayed as somehow principled and practical due to his nature of keeping away from the dreadful aspirations of Oedipus’ family (Sophocles p15). A rather kind hearted man, he seems to love life more than anything else. He is ever happy and looks at life in a very positive way. He appears rather human when he does not derive any pleasure from sentencing her niece to death. His vengeful character is seen when he decides not to bury Polynices (Sophocles p17).
Ismene is a blood sister to Antigone. She is portrayed as loving and beautiful. The writer says he would have expected Haemon to woo her instead of her sister. She does not appear vengeful despite the mistreatment she got from her elder sister. She is portrayed as a peacemaker when she kneels before the king to ask for forgiveness. Unlike her sister she is understanding and has a good heart (Sophocles p19).
Haemon is Creon’s son and is in love with Antigone. Due to this, he is brought out as loving. He is a secret admirer of Ismene who appears more beautiful than her elder sister. He is decides to take his life to be with the woman he loves (Sophocles p22).
When you compare Antigone and her sister Ismene, the latter is not good looking as she is described as skinny with pale yellow complexion while the former is beautiful right from the word go. In terms of personality, Antigone is cruel and not reasonable while her younger sister is rather understanding and kind hearted. While her sister is disorganized in terms of doing things, Ismene appears organized and patient in terms of waiting things to have their own way (Sophocles p32).
Antigone and Creon are two different people. While the former is not principled and impractical, the later appears complete opposite as he is principled and practical. Antigone likes to revenge and is very cruel towards her sister. Creon on the other hand is forgiving and kind as seen when Antigone was caught burying the dead during the day. Creon allows her to get away with it (Sophocles p33).
When you compare the son and the father i.e. Creon and Haemon, you will realize the former is vengeful while the latter is emotional and forgiving. Haemon decides to end his life because of his lover and the father does not give a damn about it. This portrays his inhuman nature. The father’s ego leads to the death of his son (Sophocles p35).
Imagery is when an author creates an image in the mind of the reader. It comes in form of simile, metaphor and personification. The death of Antigone is likened with that of her father Oedipus by Creon. Tragedy that is evident in the book is personified by the author. It eats the man character and his fiancée (Sophocles p35).