FREE wILL iN "ANTIGONE" AND "iNTRODUCTORY lECTURES ON pSYCHO-aNALYSIS" 

This Art Exhibit exemplifies the theme of free will throughout Sigmund Freud's "Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis" and in Sophocles' "Antigone".  What is so unique about this theme, however, is that it is not the presence of free will within these two pieces, but the lack there of, that determines one's actions.  Within this exhibit, there are photos representing external factors (mostly seen in "Antigone") and photos representing internal factors (mostly seen in Freud's lectures)  that compete with an individuals ability to act upon free will.  When looking through this exhibit, it is important to keep in mind Freud's idea of the unconscious as well as the role of fate seen in "Antigone" and how these two ideas contribute to the theme of free will. 

This photo is a great introduction to the idea that forces other than free will contribute to individual actions and outcomes. The tall person represents the unconscious and fate.
This photo represents the anguish that King Creon experienced after his choice to act upon "free will" backfired against him and fate caught up with him. (Sophocles 60)
The picture of this tarnished brain represents an individuals inability to escape from internal forces, such as their unconscious, to accomplish free willed actions and behaviors. (Freud 132)
Represents King Creon and the Chorus realizing that the free will had lost to fate. I imagine them looking up in defeat towards fate (Sophocles 56-57)
This photo represents introspection, trying to search for internal factors for behavior and actions within ourselves, that contribute our conscious or "willed" decisions. (Freud 142)
This photo represents the inevitability of fate within Antigone. Although Antigone acts with her free will nobly, fate sneaks into her life and plays its role by taking her life. (Sophocles 40-42)
The monkey represents your unconscious mind (the Id, the Ego and the Superego). When the monkey (the unconscious) is taken away, the individual becomes a zombie, unable to act at all. (CD, 2/24/2014)
Free will (the conscious mind and willed decisions) are really only a very very small portion of an individuals lives and, according to these two pieces, are quite insignificant.
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