Essay Creon And Antigone By Sophocles

1243 Words Mar 23rd, 2016 5 Pages
Creon and Antigone The play Antigone includes various characters with different attitudes and feelings towards each other. Two of the main characters are Creon and Antigone; each one have their own way of expressing themselves and way of treating each other in how they communicate. Usually, when the thought of “treat each other” comes to mind it often means how much respect you give to one person and whether they return it back in great manners. However, the way you treat someone can also be the opposite of respect, it can be in a horrible manner by considering the other person with insolence. In other words, the behavior shown between one person and the other is the way in how they treat each other. Around 441 BC, Sophocles wrote the Antigone tragedy. In the play, Polynices and Eteocles were sons of Oedipus and Jocasta; they were the two brothers of the leading opposite sides in the Thebes’ civil war, killed during the battle. Creon decided that only Eteocles should be honored while Polynices be disgraced, he had the ability to make this choice because he was the new ruler of Thebes. He believed only Eteocles should be buried with full military honors, because Polynices fought against Thebes. In this story, Antigone attempts to provide a respectable and protected burial for her brother Polynices. Nevertheless, she had no help from her sister Ismene because she feared the death penalty. As soon as Creon received the news…

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