Essay Antigone As A Tragic Drama Written By Sophocles ' Antigone

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Antigone is a tragic drama written by Sophocles. Antigone shows how the clash between the moral obligation of one person and the pride of another person can produce catastrophic results. Though Antigone is a classic and ancient play, some of its themes are still relevant in today’s society. For instance, Antigone demonstrates how impulsive decisions can cause severe damage to an individual and the people around him. This theme is still pertinent in today’s society. Over the years, there has been a debate over which character to sympathize with the most at the end of the play. Should it be Kreon or Antigone? In my opinion, Antigone should be sympathized more with than Kreon because she was fulfilling her moral obligations and abiding the will of the Greek Gods. Kreon should not be sympathized more than Antigone because he suffered due to his own irresponsible and impulsive actions. Antigone should be sympathized more with than Kreon because she suffered for her righteous actions. Antigone performed her moral duty by attempting to provide a proper burial for her brother Polyneices. At the beginning of the play, there is a discussion going on between Ismene and Antigone over whether it is correct to provide a proper burial to one’s own relative. Antigone proves her point by saying that if she does not entomb her brother, then she will “dishonor what is honored by the gods” (Sophocles 23). In the Greek times, providing a proper burial to one’s relative was both a social and…

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