Satire In Antigone

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The Greek dramatists Sophocles who is most interested in suffering and philosophical morality uses satire and tragedy for most cases of his plays. Sophocles crafted his Theban trilogy to be enormously emotional and dramatic. The Theban plays contain three plays, Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone, which all must deal with the fate of Thebes, Greece, a significant Greek city in central Greece. The third part of Sophocles’ Theban plays, Antigone continues with the dysfunctionality of the family due to the protagonist, Antigone conflicting with her uncle, also known as the King Creon. Ismene the sister of Antigone speaks about the conflict about their brother Eteocles and Polyneices. Both Eteocles and Polyneices had fought outside the walls of Thebes and killed each other. King Creon has ruled Eteocles body can be properly buried, while, Polyneices was believed to have been a traitor and is deprived of a proper burial. Antigone rebuts Creon’s decree of the improper burial of Polyneices and Finalizes that she will give her brother an appropriate burial. Youth vs. age, it seems that in the dramatic play that the youth seem to have a more of a moral view of how people should be treated. Even though Eteocles and …show more content…
This is seen through how both treat on Polyneices a family member of both Antigone and Creon. Antigone feels the need to give her brother a proper burial whether it costs her her life Antigone, moved by veneration for her kin and influenced of the injustice of the charge, which she acknowledges harms divine law, covers his body quietly. “Nor did Justice, which lives with those below, enact such laws as that, for mankind. I did not believe your proclamation had such power to enable one who will someday die to override God’s ordinances, unwritten and secure...These are laws whose penalties I would not incur from the gods through fear of any man’s

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