Oedipus & Antigone

Like I said before, this type of book, aren’t the kind of book I’m used to read, but like the other one, this book surprised me, because I ended up liking it. The story generated different emotions in me, it is a story full of deaths, feelings of loss and sadness, machismo, drama, beliefs, and debate about what is right and wrong, this stuff caused me emotions such as surprise, fear, intrigue, sadness, anger, etc.

I like Antigone’s mentality, so strong, so dedicated, and focused, the way she is loyal to her gods, and the way she fulfills their wishes even if it means risking herself. She died defending her goal, which only shows how faithful she was to herself and her ideals. Let’s talk about Creon, he had so much wrong ideas in my opinion, but I understand that possibly all those “macho” thoughts were so normalized at that time that for him and everyone else they were expected and went unnoticed. I’m amazed at how similar Oedipus and Creon’s mentalities are, they make very similar mistakes and both end up very badly because of it.

I think the most robust theme of this book is “death” as the book goes by, most of the main characters die, leaving a lot of pain to their family and in the end, only Ismene and Creon remain.

I really liked how the story deals with such delicate topics and although they are stories from the past, the teachings that this book left me with, without a doubt, I can apply in the present


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