Essay on The Reading Of Antigone And Oedipus

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In the reading of Antigone and Oedipus, there is a lot to be learned and applied to our lives now. Many aspects of dangers are encountered that help to uncover the wisdom behind them. One of these dangers that uncovers wisdom in my opinion is that "pride will be punished by the blows of fate," said by the chorus in Antigone. This statement brings about the question "are people responsible for their actions"? Next a question that should be addressed is, is leadership more important than family? Is it nobler to be stern or humble? Lastly, I will confront the question is are earthly laws more powerful than divine laws? All of these questions and assumptions all play a major role in the Oedipus Trilogy and in our lives now. Pride will be punished by the blows of fate is a quote taken from Antigone in the Oedipus trilogy. This quote mocks the saying from Psalms in the Hebrew Bible, "In pride the wicked hotly pursue the afflicted; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised." This is saying that people are responsible for their actions. In the play of Antigone, Creon is a prideful king who is too caught up in ensuring his authority that he ends up being punished for it through his family. Creon has been corrupted by power since since he took reign over the city after his two nephews killed each other trying to get the same position he now had. This is only the beginning of a horrible time as king for Creon. When Creon only buries one of his nephews, it starts a big…

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