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  • Sophocles And Polynices In Antigone

    In this play of Antigone, characters are given 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 decides to make a law where it's forbidden to bury Polynices, he ordered the city to leave Polynices unbury as a traitor for his criminal acts against his own city. Anybody that tried to bury him will receive the consequences, death. Creon thought Polynices was a traitor…

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  • Creon's View Of Justice In Antigone By Sophocles

    One can define justice as fair and just treatment for his or her actions, but individuals can have varying perspectives on what justice would be in certain situations. In her life, Antigone struggled against Creon in two ways: first he forbade all people from burying her brother Polynices, and second she becomes subordinate because of her gender. Antigone directly disobeyed the orders of her king because she felt in her heart that his decision does not exude justice, and she will pursue her own…

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  • Positive Diction In Antigone

    regard for life as she perceives death as a glorious reward that will satisfy her motive to bury her dead brother, Polynices. Antigone’s actions begs the question, how far could someone possibly go in order to satisfy their own motives? Sophocles uses positive diction and the motif of death to show how Antigone glorifies death and righteousness in…

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  • Duty And Inequality In Sophocles Antigone And Creon

    However, Creon’s blatant disregard of familial duty’s place within the polis amplifies Antigone’s anger causing her to act outside her gender archetype, which was generally seen to be passive and completely absorbed in the maintenance of the Oikos. In Creon’s edict he states that Polynices “…must be left unburied, his corpse carrion for the birds and dogs to tear...” (Sophocles 230). This harsh proclamation triggers Antigone to take her actions one step further into the political sphere.…

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  • Niobe And Dana In Antigone Analysis

    The Woman in Stone and the Woman in a Tower: The Stories of Niobe and Danaë to Foreshadow Antigone’s Fate Sophocles’s Antigone follows Antigone, a girl born to the royal but doomed house of Cadmus. She is brought before her uncle Creon for breaking his law and burying her traitorous brother Polynices. As she waits for her sentence, stories of mortals and gods alike are told, including those of Niobe and Danaë. These stories of Niobe and Danaë are incorporated to foreshadow Antigone’s fate of…

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  • Theme Of Death In Antigone

    Antigone has the difficulty of deciding whether burying her brother is worth the risk of death. It all started when Oedipus and Jocasta both committed suicide because they realized that Jocasta was Oedipus’ mom. Since Oedipus was the leader of Thebes, they had to appoint a new leader. Usually, the father’s son would be the one to take over the city according to the Greek culture. However, Oedipus has two sons: Polynices and Eteocles. They decided that they would split off leading the town.…

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  • Differences And Similarities Between Antigone And Othello

    done it - if Antigone says so – I join with her to share the blame”, Ismene says this because she has her sister’s back, and will do anything to save her sister (Sophocles 30). Sophocles uses trust as more of a friendship idea, while Shakespeare uses trust as husband and wife. Shakespeare uses trust in his play Othello when Othello starts to believe what Iago says to him, and he says “Ay, let her rot and perish and be dammed tonight, for she shall not live”, Othello says this because he believes…

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  • The Potential Leader Of Antigone By Sophocles

    The Potential Leader of Theban Antigone is a Greek trilogy tragedy, written by Sophocles with a theme of moral; conflict in state law and divine law. Polynices and Eteocles were two brothers in war for the right to rule Theban, but both slain by each other’s hands. The death of Polynices and Eteocles lead to their uncle to be next in line to the throne. One of his first decisions is for Eteocles receive an honorable burial and Polynices is to be left for the dogs. Creon’s hubris leads to his…

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  • Theme Of Morality In Antigone

    The play Antigone by Sophocles questions the sense of morality or the divine laws in the society against the significance of the state or the civil laws. The orchestration of the two issues in the play is achieved through the characterization of the characters Creon, the King of Thebes and Antigone, a heroine protagonist in the play. It is clear in the play that the character Antigone willfully risks her life to fulfill her moral and social decency, religious and family duty of burying her…

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  • The Theme Of Justice In Sophocles Antigone

    immoralities standing in her way. In her heart, the sacredness of family and honor is the pinnacle aspect of her life. These beliefs of hers create the source of conflict and drama found within the play, and eventually lead to her own death. While she does perish, her demise is the spark for all critical events in the play and create the meaning and purpose of the literature. Antigone’s definition of justice is the sacredness of family and the respect of honoring them. In her eyes, it is not…

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