The Tragic Tragedy Of Sophocles ' Antigone Essay

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Courage, a word most people will not be able to associate themselves with even throughout their entire lifetime. “Courage is the ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous (Morse)”. Most people when faced with pain or grief crumble under pressure, those who have the strength to get through it and charge on is where the courageousness comes into play. There is one particular person that exemplified courage in a way most people would not. In Sophocles’ tragic drama Antigone; Antigone shows her courageousness when faced with a horrible life changing decision, to go against the unjust law and face death or to ignore her spiritual beliefs and live. Antigone is as brave enough to have complete disregard for her uncle Creon’s new rule that states no one is allowed to conduct a proper burial for her brother Polyneices. In Antigone’s eyes it does not matter that her life is on the line nor that her brother broke the law to receive this punishment; she instead goes against Creon’s orders and goes to Polyneices limp body to give him a proper respectful burial, showing courage beyond belief. Antigone’s actions not only took immense courage, but it was also an act of heroism. It takes confidence and courage to do such a thing, and I think that Antigone was made to do such an act. A hero is defined as a person who is admired for great or brave acts (Morse). Creon does not fit this definition in the slightest. Although he is trying his best to uphold his name as the…

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