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This play is a tragedy that was written several centuries ago by a

well known man named Sophocles. Sophocles was born in Athens about 496 - 406

B.C. He is regarded as one of the world's greatest playwrights, and his plays have

had many enduring influence on many other writers (Shakespeare). During his

life he wrote an immense amount of plays. Sophocles wrote 100 plays and only

seven have survived till this day. He received first place many times in

competitions that judged the plays that were performed in the Dionysian festivals,

a celebration in which the Athenians held to honor their god of wine. Although

he was born 2,500 years ago, his plays have some similarity to todays society. As

some see it the conflict between Antigone and Creon is as representative of the

conflict between conscience and authority.

In this tragic story Haimon was intelligent in the way he spoke to

his father. He complemented his father by saying, 'You are may guide. You make

things clear for me, and I obey you. No marriage means more to me than your

continuing wisdom.' These words made Creon proud of having a son like

Haimon. After complimenting his father Haimon begged Creon to let Antigone go

free. Creon denied his request, because of Haimon's actions Creon said to him

'You'll never marry her while she lives,' and called upon the guards to bring

Antigone out to be killed in front of Haimon's eyes. Haimon said to Creon that

if she dies her death will cause another. Haimon lefted saying to his father that

he will never see his face again.

Haimon was not listened to because he was young. His father

thought, he...