The theme of desire in both Antigone and Freud's Introductory Lectures creates a conflict between what is allowed and what it is we truly want. In the play, specific laws restricted the characters' fulfillment of their desires which led to extreme consequences. Antigone wishes to have her brother properly buried, but is unable to due to her uncle's orders and spiritual beliefs. When she is taken to be executed for defying Creon's orders, she accepts the inevitable as she does not regret her actions (Sophocles 21). Freud though,believed that societal pressures on a person can lead to the internalization of feelings and their exposure in dreams (28). Through the unconscious our deepest desires could come to fruition.