YMMV: Antigone

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Antigone. Doomed Moral Victor who just wanted peace for her brother, or vain Death Seeker who cared more about the legend she'd become by rebelling and then becoming a martyr?
    • Alternatively, her disillusionment with life in the Anouilh play could be symptomatic of depression.
    • Creon. Stubborn Knight Templar who wanted the best for his city, or crazed tyrant who only cared for the security of his own power?
  • Misaimed Fandom: The Vichy government allowed the modern version of this play to be performed simply because they thought that Creon was a model leader. Hardly surprising.
  • Name's the Same: No, Creon's wife is not the same Eurydice whom Orpheus loved and tried to rescue from the Underworld.
    • Nor is Creon the same man as the guy from Euripides' Medea—that guy was the king of Corinth, not Thebes.
  • Values Dissonance: Modern audiences cannot grasp Antigone's sense of honour and why the burial ritual is so important — more important than preserving life.