Sophocles ' Antigone By Sophocles Essay

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Around the time when Greece was known to be the greatest civilization on earth, many individuals used myths and stories as an extension of their belief; they were culturally significant and essential. Ancient Greece was a patriarchal social system that created laws which would benefit only those with power (men), which let to the suffering of those without power (women). The relationship of the sexes was very important, because it showed how men were more superior and woman were treated more like minorities. Aeschylus’ “Agamemnon” is about a Greek king who sacrificed his daughter because he feels as a man and a king, whatever decisions he makes are always just. Sophocles’ “Antigone” is about a girl who goes up against the religious values of the society, and get’s persecuted because a king restricted her from burying her once tyrannical brother. Oikos and Polis are embodied by the characters in Sophocles ' Antigone and Aeschylus ' Agamemnon because it shows how characters from each tragedy compare and contrast with each other.
Agamemnon is the king of Argos, and the commander of the Greek army during the Trojan War. Clytemnestra is the Queen of Argos and the wife to Agamemnon, and personality responsible for killing both Agamemnon and Cassandra. When Agamemnon decided to sacrifice his one and only daughter, to give winds of the Greek army fleet of the Trojan war he started the cycle to his inevitable doom. Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus both decide to kill Agamemnon,…

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