Gender Roles in Sophocles’ Tragedy “Antigone”

Explore gender roles in Sophocles’ tragedy “Antigone.”

Is Antigone a feminist hero, or just the opposite? Consider these questions:

  • How do gender roles affect the play’s tragic outcome?
  • How does Antigone’s gender affect Creon’s judgment?
  • What comments do characters make about gender?
  • Is Antigone admirable, or is she aggressive and arrogant?

Provide the arguments.