Personal Response of Antigone

Personally I thought that the story of Antigone was pretty dramatic, because of all the things that were occurring, and that’s what made the story of Antigone interesting to me, because it had a drastic ending, since at the end most of the characters were dead. I have to say that I felt empathy for Creon because he was the one who stayed alive carrying with the pain of his family members being dead.

Something that I liked a lot about this story, is that it seems more realistic that Oedipus the King, because they mention things in Antigone’s story that makes it look more realistic than Oedipus, but it is interesting how both of the stories are connected, and complementing each other, and I have to say I didn’t expected Antigone’s part to be so drastic.

The most interesting part for me was when Creon and Haemon start discussing about their different ideas, we can clearly see how they have a different position in what they believe in which makes it very interesting for me to read since I can see two different point of views, the one I agree more with is Haemon ideas because he is not only thinking about himself and how if a girl is defying the rules that would put them on a difficult position, instead he is asking his father to be able to see the world different which could improve his kingdom.

At the end of this play I did empathize for Creon although at the begin I was not the best fan of him, but after all he lost it made me realize how someone in a position of power can quickly loose it. People with a lot to loose can go down really quickly if they are not careful and I believe myself to be someone who could loose a lot too, which makes me understand Creon in a way, and not see him as badly as others may.


Personal Response: Oedipus

I found the book “Oedipus the king” really interesting, because it was a bit of a challenge for me to read because of the type of language that it is written, “old english”, so it was fun to read but at the same time difficult for me because of some words that I didn’t understood them as well.

One thing that I liked a lot about the book is the plot twist that it has, and since we didn’t read the first part of the book, that really puts you to think about what happened at the beginning in order for the rest of the story to happen. Another thing that I liked about this book was that Oedipus makes mistakes like we all do, and through out the reading he realized this, and he tried to avoid making another mistake by learning and trying to figure out what his big mistake was.

This story really puts you to think about several things while you are reading it, and the best part about it is that it answers all of your questions, but only if you keep reading it, because then it can get confusing, because it is so unpredictable and all the plot twists that it has, but that is something that makes it this book very entertaining to read.