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    Example Of Disobedience In Antigone

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    not approve of. Creon, full of rage by this incredible insult, confronts Antigone about her disobedience: “And did you dare to disobey that law?” (493). Antigone, still very much happy and content with her decision to bury Polyneices and follow the law of the gods, answers very passionately and assertively: “Yes, it was not Zeus that made the proclamation; / nor did Justice, which lives with those…

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    The exploration of Antigone, a play by Sophocles, through the interactive orals has developed my knowledge and understanding of the play, as the effects of time and place on social and cultural context is discussed. It allowed me to consider others’ opinions, some of which contradicted my own. As Antigone contravenes King Creon’s decree of Polynices unburied body, the contradicting matters of state and law, and family arise, encouraging readers to consider their own beliefs of right and wrong.…

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    that idea instead of saying it. In Antigone the famous play written by Sophocles, Antigone and her sister Ismene also Oedipus’s children decide to return to Thebes with the intention of helping their brothers, Eteocles and Polynices to avoid the fate that displays they will kill each other in a battle for the throne of Thebes. But upon her arrival in Thebes, Antigone learns that both of her brothers are dead. Eteocles has been given an…

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    Antigone Theme Essay

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    In the play Antigone by Sophocles, Antigone has the illusion that she was just in denying the law of the king. In Antigone’s eyes, Polyneices deserved a correct burial. Not only that but she has promised her brother that he would be buried according to the rights of Greece. Yet, in Creon’s eyes, he believed that she was purposely going against his laws. Antigone’s strong beliefs and her promise to Polyneices, leads to a domino effect of deaths. These illusions help develop several themes such as…

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    In the play Antigone, before we even start reading the play, we find out that Antigone’s brothers, polyneices and eteocles, are killed in a battle between two opposing sides fighting for royalty. The play initially starts with Antigone and her sister, Ismene, are fighting, because they heard the decree made by King Creon, their uncle, stating that their brother polyneices could not be buried , because he fought for the opposing side in the war. Creon is the king of Thebes, and he will not stand…

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    Antigone Law Quotes

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    That Goes Sideways Will the gods reward Antigone for her courage and loyalty to her brother in the afterlife, or will she face consequences? In Sophocles’ Antigone (441 b.c.), Creon’s monologue secures the attention of the reader through the use of rhetorical devices, attempting to persuade him into believing that the law he created is crucial and must be upheld even if his people disagree with it. After Creon supersedes the previous king and Antigone is caught trying to bury the…

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    In the reading of Antigone, we can see how life is harsh on her. At the beginning of the story, she was in a discussion with her sister Ismene about the burial of their brother. However, Creon (the king and Antigone’s uncle) made a “law” saying if anyone who dare to bury polynice’s body, that person would be stone to death. As the result Ismene try to stop Antigone from taking the risk. Yet, Antigone chooses “Justice” instead of the fear of death and went to bury her brother. Soon Creon…

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    There is a lot of controversy around the play Antigone. Where do the faults truly lie? Did fate or free will bring her to her untimely death? Was Antigone truly guilty of all that she is accused? Should she be blamed for everything that has happened? The decree of King Creon is ludicrous, absolutely ludicrous! Antigone is innocent and can’t be blamed! During this time period in ancient Greece, Family loyalty was extremely important. Family loyalty, especially of the female, plays an important…

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    person quite fast. Another of Sophocles’ characters from Antigone, is Creon. Creon is the prideful king of Thebes. His only thought was of himself and not the goodness of others. He believed the whole kingdom was his own to do whatever with it whatever he pleased. He even states “The city is the king's-that’s the law” (Antigone 825). The thought of having an entire kingdom to oneself to a person's head quit fast. For later in Sophocles’ Antigone, Creon does not think of his people or family but…

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    is truly right and wrong. Should one follow their heart or the law? - is the question. Creon of Sophocles Antigone is a prime example of one who struggles with this choice. Creon is a dynamic character, he quickly changes from the stereotypical harsh ruler to feeling more compassion toward Antigone. Creon denies Antigone a burial for her brother, Polynices, he considers him a traitor. Antigone argues that "[he] was not a slave who died but [my] brother." Creon is the new king of Thebes since…

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