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No, Antigone is not a tyrant in "Antigone" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.).

Specifically, a tyrant refers to a ruler who holds power by an illegal seizure. Theban Princess Antigone holds no power and aspires for none. She therefore is not a tyrant.

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How can Antigone be described as a tyrant in 'Antigone'?

It is in her treatment of others that Antigone can be described as a tyrant in "Antiogne" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.).Specifically, the term tyrant describes a person who seizes power illegally or who treats others in arbitrary, harsh and oppressive ways. Theban Princess Antigone particularly exhibits tyranny in her interactions with her sister Princess Ismene and her uncle Creon. Antigone holds strong convictions of right and wrong in regard to divine will, family ties and Theban traditions. She oppresses, represses and suppresses any belief contrary to her own.


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If Antigone disobeys Creon's Law in "Antigone," Antigone is to be sentenced to death.


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