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... shows that Antigone, the woman, holds more honor to her fallen family and to the gods than the male King Creon. Additionally, Antigone is shown to have pride in her actions that were done for the gods, in opposition to Creon, who is prideful of his actions done for earthly reasons.
The play, Antigone penned by playwright Sophocles, is able to withstand the test of time by being relatable to everyone due to its parallels to modern life. In both the modern era and Antigone people have performed acts in the name of religion and have made decisions between their family and what the law calls for. Additionally, people have to choose between survival and their own conscience along with the fact that women still have to fight to be seen as equals to some people. After reading through Sophocles’ play, the connections between Antigone and modern life become readily apparent.
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