Antígona’s myth

Nilda A. Basalo

Abstract

From a psychoanalytic perspective, Antigona´s myth may be regarded as a product of a social consciousness that organizes and structures human relations, femininity and masculinity, institutions, etc. Various discourses of members of this tragic family are analyzed: a) the dialogues between Antigona and Creonte, the former confronting political and family power; b) the dialogues between Antigona and her sister Ismene, reflecting two different stances vis-àvis this power; and c) some conclusions that endeavour to connect this analysis with the social and psychological meanings that this myth has in contemporary families.

Keywords

Imaginary social meanings; Myth; Simbolical violence; Cultural superego; Tragic guilt

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.14198/fem.2005.6.02





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