Antigone 'An Analysis Of Creon's' Rightness?

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Was Creon “equally” justified in his “rightness”? I don’t think so at all. From the early sentences you get the impression that he is trying to set laws to reestablish his power. I don’t know that he felt much family devotion. He turned over the hand of his sister to anyone that could get rid of the Sphinx in the city. He had no issue taking the throne from his nephew/brother-in-law, and then again from his nephews. He wanted to execute the power that was fed by his pride. In lines 25-30 Antigone gives us a clear picture of Creon’s rule over the land. When she asks her sister to help her bury their brother, she has made it plain to her that she understands the law and is acting out of moral, familial obligation. Ismene doesn’t come close to feeling the level of family moral obligation that her sister does. She isn’t willing to die because of Creon’s law, not even to show respect for her dead brother. …show more content…
- if victory goes to her without punishment” (line 444). I feel that at this point it becomes more about Antigone “winning” than her actually being justified in wanting to bury her brother. How many of our arguments come down to this- winning at all costs, and not ever becoming willing to debate and find an amicable settlement? Pride. Plain and simple.
The only thing that leads me to think that Sophocles takes Antigone’s “side” is the fact that he reveals Creon’s prideful character. I wonder if revealing governmental shortcomings in that era was as prevalent as it is now. Facebook is filled with articles about government blunders and ridiculous antics and they are so frequent that we seem to have become to numb to it. I wonder if in a less media-driven society it was more scandalous to reveal these. That also makes me wonder if it is meant to expose what was “done” to Antigone at the hand of the

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