Antigone a “feminist icon” and creon a “sexist and misogynist” antigone has been a famous feminist icon of defiance for long king creon ordered against any rites of funeral or burial of polynices’ corpse, declaring that whosoever would touch it was to be stoned to death.
More than thirty articles have been published in recent years, and several significant books, in which antigone, the heroine, has been made an icon and battleground of feminist theory.
Antigone, however, was not only a daughter, sister, niece and lover, but also a political actor, and an allegory for resistance to authoritarian rule so it is hardly surprising that sophocles’s classic tragedy has withstood the test of time.
Sophocles antigone takes place in ancient thebes at a time when men were warriors and women were delicate the feminist movement has not yet come to pass, and yet one young woman, antigone, stands out, defying the decree made by her uncle, her king. Relation to feminism the play antigone was written by sophocles but what would it of been like if it was written by a female author this quote is one of the first representations of feminism in the play it may not directly advocate to the feminist viewpoint, but it does have a woman standing up against a man for what she believes in. Antigone, a heroine, icon, and role model has survived the test of time for over two thousand years, and with valid reason her actions depicted in the play antigone by sophocles are those of courage and fearlessness. Antigone has long been a feminist icon of defiance but what has remained unclear is whether she escapes from the forms of power that she opposes, since the form of defiance she exemplifies also leads to her death butler argues that antigone represents a form of feminist and sexual agency that is fraught with risk.
Antigone as a feminist icon male authority is a dominant theme in sophocles’ “antigone ” men occupied the land, ruled the towns and assigned the women duties to perform antigone, however, believed that she was just as strong as the men who ruled society during that time, which led to her downfall. Antigone, the renowned insurgent from sophocles's oedipus, has long been a feminist icon of defiance but what has remained unclear is whether she escapes from the forms of power that she opposes but what has remained unclear is whether she escapes from the forms of power that she opposes.