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The Story of Antigone

She notes that Freud may even suggest that the girl's positive Oedipus complex does not exist at all, and that if it exists, it is an exact replica of her relationship to her mother. Chasseguet-Smirgel feels that Freud believes the father to be much more important in general for the boy than for the girl, but she also finds that Freud never intended his views to be final and always encouraged his disciples to continue to explore.

It would be well to consider the relationship between Antigone and Oedipus for what it says about the development of femininity, here in the view of Sophocles. The essence of the Oedipus myth revolves around personal responsibility in the Greek conception. Even though Oedipus appears to be the victim of a series of circumstances so that what happens to him should be no fault of his own, in the Greek view this is not the case. The structure of the three plays by Sophocles shows that Oedipus should have known even if he did not and that his stubbornness in the face of growing evidence as to his crime leads to his downfall. Antigone appears with her father in the three plays by Sophocles in the second, after her father's crime has been revealed, and she offers her loyalty and aid to this blin


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