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    Ancient god’s. Many people believe that the highest law is the law of the government and the people and that there is no such thing as a law of god’s. In some cases this might be correct depending on your religious beliefs. However in the play Antigone it is learned that the highest law is actually the law of the Ancient God’s. This is shown through a series of events that happen in the play and how King Creon is punished and suffers in the end. From the start of the play it is learned that a war has ended and the city has won. In this war was Antigone’s two brothers Eteocles and Polyneices. Eteocles fighting for the city defending it with his honor and, Polyneices fighting against it for the reason he believed he should be the next king. Ending near the end of the war Eteocles and Polyneices meet and battle, both killed by each other’s sword. King Creon the new king of Thebes, has declared that Antigone’s brother Eteocles will be given a proper burial and be shown as a hero. Polyneices on the other hand is to be left on the battle field “a sweet treasure for carrion birds to find as they search for food” stated by Antigone (Sophocles, prologue. Lines 21-22). The penalty of defying the law will be stoning to death in a public square. According to the ancient god’s, if a person was denied a proper burial of being placed under the earth there soul would haunt the earth and will feel the pain of what ever was done to their physical body. When King Creon decides this fate for…

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    Antigone was a fascinating play/story. Oedipus and Jocasta had four children and they are Eteocles, Polyneices, Ismene and Antigone. Eteocles Polyneices were the brothers which were very different Eteocles was very stubborn while Polyneices was fair, loyal and devoted. The two sisters were kind of the same but had slightly different traits. Antigone was determined, stubborn, devoted, loyal, brave, religious, and intelligent, she was also a selfless person. While ismene was considered more…

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    Was Antigone Honorable

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    For example, Eteocles was honorable by fighting for his country. His way of protecting his country made Creon very proud, and also made him an honor to everyone. On the other hand, Eteocles was also acting disgracefully by fighting with his brother, Polyneices, about who would get the throne of Thebes. Eteocles’ fight with Polyneices made him end up killing his brother. Because Eteocles protecting his country, Creon burried him with honor, and gave him an army like funeral. These are examples…

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    choices to respond by emotion of oneself or the law. In Antigone there was two brothers Polynices and Eteocles. Eteocles and Polynices were suppose to share the throne of their deceased father but Eteocles wanted it all for himself so Polynices challenged him to a duel. They both ended up dying and they left Polynices to rot. The ruler, Creon, is Antigone's uncle. In Antigone it's against the law to bury Polyneices because Creon says Eteocles has been the rightful leader of Thebes. Creon…

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    In Antigone Jocasta's and Oedipus’s children ( Eteocles/Polyneices/Antigone/Ismene) are divided some have honour and some do not, those who do not are full of disgrace. Antigone is brave, bold, courageous and honours her brother by giving him the burial she thinks he deserves, even if no one else believes he does and even when she is threatened with death by stones “Listen, Ismene: Creon buried our brother, Eteocles, with military honors, gave him a soldier's funeral, and it was right that he…

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    Antigone is an Ancient Greek tragedy written around 442 BCE that tells the story of the daughters of the deceased king Oedipus; Antigone and Ismene. Some other significant characters in this drama are Creon, Choragos, and Haimon. The conflict in this tragedy is caused by Oedipus's two sons Polyneices and Eteocles. Polyneices and Eteocles were at war with each other over the throne because Eteocles would not step down, and the two brothers ended up killing each other. When Oedipus died, his…

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    Satire In Antigone

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    emotional and dramatic. The Theban plays contain three plays, Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone, which all must deal with the fate of Thebes, Greece, a significant Greek city in central Greece. The third part of Sophocles’ Theban plays, Antigone continues with the dysfunctionality of the family due to the protagonist, Antigone conflicting with her uncle, also known as the King Creon. Ismene the sister of Antigone speaks about the conflict about their brother Eteocles and Polyneices.…

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    various characters with different attitudes and feelings towards each other. Two of the main characters are Creon and Antigone; each one have their own way of expressing themselves and way of treating each other in how they communicate. Usually, when the thought of “treat each other” comes to mind it often means how much respect you give to one person and whether they return it back in great manners. However, the way you treat someone can also be the opposite of respect, it can be in a horrible…

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    out of honor or disgrace. This relates to the characters in the poem, Antigone. Antigone’s characters that include Eteocles, Polynieces, Ismene, and Antigone herself, all have characteristics or traits that define who they are as people, and if they have or represent honor or disgrace. Therefore, Antigone, the poem contains many events that involve honor and disgrace because each of these characters have certain…

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    The story of Antigone has one main conflict and that would be the customary rite burial of Antigone's brothers Eteocles and Polyneices. Antigone has more loyalty towards her family rather than the loyalty to the state. Antigone says to Ismene that Creon has made it clear that he will give the proper burial according to Antigone and Ismene's family customary rites, but is not doing the same for Polyneices. Antigone asks Ismene if she would help her give Polyneices the proper burial, but she…

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