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...view of what the role of a woman was assumed to be and pushed his views of government and religion in the play. Creon was tyrannical in the way he ruled and religion was superior to man. Another reason that this drama rates high is that it has a significant purpose. In the 21st century, the characteristics of the individuals in the play are evident. Antigone fighting for what she believes is right can be presented as equivalent to Martin Luther King Jr. or Abraham Lincoln. In speaking up against the wrong doings against society, two different outcomes are possible; one where we are punished for doing so, just like Antigone. And two, getting our point across and living to tell it. The purpose of this drama is correlated with the modern day and reinforces the theme that determination to be right and to do what is right can sometimes cause mistakes that cannot be fixed.
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