What kind of love is there in the play "Antigone"?

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katemschultz eNotes educator| Certified Educator

There are several different types of love portrayed in the play "Antigone". The most prevalent is love between family members, which is more specifically displayed as loyalty. Antigone demonstrates this love when she goes against Creon's decree and buries Polyneices. Ismene also displays this kind of love when she wants to die rather than live without Antigone.

Romantic love is displayed by Haimon for Antigone.

Creon is in love with power, and, to some extent, in love with his country. He puts his love for his country above the love for his family He'd rather kill Antigone to uphold his law and win the respect (or fear) of people of Thebes than pardon his niece and one of his last living relatives.

princessita-2-day | Student

Powerful love is displayed in Antigone b/n Antigone and her sister Ismene because she my nature is to join in love not hate which proves that she will do what is correct for those she loves just like when she buried her brother Polyneices even if it means risking losing her life.