Sophocles And Polynices In Antigone

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In this play of Antigone, characters are given choices to respond by emotion of oneself or the law. In Antigone there was two brothers Polynices and Eteocles. Eteocles and Polynices were suppose to share the throne of their deceased father but Eteocles wanted it all for himself so Polynices challenged him to a duel. They both ended up dying and they left Polynices to rot. The ruler, Creon, is Antigone's uncle. In Antigone it's against the law to bury Polyneices because Creon says Eteocles has been the rightful leader of Thebes. Creon decides to make a law where it's forbidden to bury Polynices, he ordered the city to leave Polynices unbury as a traitor for his criminal acts against his own city. Anybody that tried to bury him will receive the consequences, death. Creon thought Polynices was a traitor …show more content…
She knew what the consequences were. She didn't care she knew that the law wasn't right. She wanted to bury her brother. Like any other person she had a heart not matter what her brother did she still wanted to bury him. She knew she was going to be against everybody but she just didn't care. She knew she was doing the right thing. Ismene, the sister of Antigone Also knew about this law. She believed that it wasn't right but she listened to the law. She knew the consequences of the law and followed the law to avoid them. Although she knew that it wasn't right, she wasn't strong enough to face the consequences.
Eteocles believe he should be the rightful leader, but he disobeyed his father's law therefore he ended up dying. Creon as well disobeyed the god’s law as well by not burying the Polynices. Antigone believed that Polyneices deserved a burial to satisfy the god's laws, even though it was against Creon's laws. Ismene however followed Creon's law while knowing that it wasn't the right thing. One's morals can lead to consequences as great as

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