Both Sigmund Freud’s Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis and Sophocles’ Antigone demonstrate the constant struggle between one’s desires and the societal expectations held of them. The two texts have substantial overlap in their discussion of a woman’s role in society and the need for women to repress their desires to be sexually open or independent and strong-willed because these characteristics are inappropriate of women. Additionally, Sophocles addresses Antigone’s conflicting feelings of loyalty to one’s family contradicting the demands of leaders and society’s perceptions of her brother, as well as Creon’s struggle between his desires for vengeance and society’s negative view of his decisions as a leader. Freud more generally discusses the omnipresent sexual desires of men and women that must constantly be repressed because society has deemed them inappropriate for discussion or exhibition. The following gallery uses illustrations to depict the theme of the struggle between desires and societal expectations in both Frued's and Sophocles' works.