Why does Haemon visit his father Creon in Antigone?


Why does Haemon visit his father Creon in Antigone?

Literary Device:

A character can represent an idea and serve as a symbol. In Antigone, Haemon represents a value in his culture, respect for both authority and justice when he approaches his father to persuade him to change a decision.

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In Antigone, Haemon visits Creon to appeal to him to spare Antigone's life. He says he respects his father fully, but Antigone only wanted to bury her...

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Chapter 3 / Lesson 8

The character Haemon in 'Antigone' finds himself in the midst of complex family drama that helps outline his true character. Analyze Haemon's character traits throughout conflict, proving him to be a rational and respectful man.

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