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    Antigone and Creon both have good and bad reasons for their actions, yet Antigone has more basic reasons for her actions of peacefully disobeying an unjust law and confessing to the transgression. Burying a family member should not be an unjust law even if the family member may have done something bad which in this case, Antigone’s brother Polyneices was not in a good spot to be in due to his actions. Antigone buried her brother for three main reason. The first reason and the main reason for why…

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    Antigone Vs Creon

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    In the story Antigone by Sophocles, Antigone and her sister Ismene had an idea of burying her brother because it was the right thing to do. There’s only one problem with this, it is illegal to bury one. Antigone and Ismene are arguing about what their plan will be, Imene is still unsure though. Ismene decides not to go along with the plan, but she wouldn’t tell anyone about Antigone’s doings. There is a new king, Creon is approached by leaders and they expressed that Creon was old and that a…

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    Role Of Creon In Antigone

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    The play Antigone was written in 441 b.c by Sophocles, it is an example of a Greek tragedy. King Creon of Thebes dictated over his people, controlling what they did, what they could think about, what they could pray about. Creon is the tragic hero of the play Antigone, showing that having the audience affected by fear, he is endowed with a his own flaw of ignorant pride, and he is responsible for his own fate. As the tragic hero of the play Antigone, Creon shows he isn 't fit to rule, he is…

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    Conflict in “Antigone” One of the conflicts in Sophocles’ play “Antigone,” is between Creon and himself. The conflict Creon is having is whether the people of Thebes follow him in fear, and the responses they would have if Creon let Antigone free. He fears about his image in front of the state. The conflict begins when Creon ordered a decree stating that Polyneices was not to be buried. He believes he needs to appear fearful in front of the people, or they won’t follow him. He states,…

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    Greek drama Antigone and how I define her as heroic. At the beginning of Sophocles play, “Polynices and Eteocles (Antigone and Ismene’s brothers) kill each other in a dispute…

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    of the play is vengeance. Within the play, Creon is furious that Antigone buried the other brother, and wants Antigone to suffer. “The inflexible heart breaks first, the toughest iron Cracks first, and the wildest horses bend their necks At the pull of the smallest curb” (II, 78-80). This shows Creon’s irritation that someone who was a part of his family, was betraying his own decree. Creon also begins to ‘bargain’ with Antigone, hoping she will prevail and apologise. However, Creon loses his…

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    Antigone And Creon Essay

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    Paper I: Moral and Religious Obligations at Odds Antigone and Creon conflict on the moral and religious perceptions of each other is not because of their major differences in their conceptions, it is because of their rigid and extreme way in which they hold their conceptions. The reason as to this is because they have a different character, or rather a different up bringing hence their mode of understanding does not match. Difference in their political situation and being in different families…

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    In the story Antigone, the King of Thebes, Creon, showed that too much power will corrupt anyone. As Creon became the one with total control, his character, judgment, and his principals deteriorated. Antigone was written by Sophocles. He did an excellent job of showing how absolute power will corrupt absolutely. Using Creon's utmost authority, Sophocles told of how everything he once stood for had crumbled. Antigone begins by telling of a Theban royal family which is in much turmoil. There are…

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    Antigone Warns Against Tyranny Although Creon is at the top of the social hierarchy within his own kingdom, ultimately the gods have the most power in the play Antigone, and get to control the individual characters’ fates. In Antigone, Sophocles explores the idea of a power hierarchy and makes it clear that if leaders are not mindful of higher universal powers and truths, they will be subject to punishment by the gods. Throughout Antigone, Sophocles conveys a message that criticizes…

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    Argos. Antigone wants to disobey Kreon’s orders because Polynieces is her true brother and family is very important to her. 2. The relationship between Antigone and Ismene can be described as having completely opposite personalities; however, they still love each other very dearly. I sympathize with Antigone because she is risking her life by wanting to give a proper burial for her brother, even though she is living in harsh conditions right now. Ismene genuinely for Antigone by saying…

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