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    It takes a lot of courage to stand up and defend an action or idea that is forbidden by society. This is what Antigone does in Sophocles' story Antigone. She clearly disobeys King Creon's order that no person should bury Antigone's brother, Polynices, which is punishable by penalty of death. In this case, is Antigone's decision the correct one? Her actions affect many of her other countrymen negatively because they cause problems within the royal family, disagreement among the people and directly

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    Creon Character Sketch

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    Creon was the uncle of Antigone, Eteocles, Polynices and Ismene. He became King of Thebes after his Nephew’s died after battling over control over the city. Creon is the kind of man that believes in law and authority as he rules over the city of Thebes. He does not believe in bending the rules for any of the people in his city not even for his own niece Antigone. Antigone defies her uncle Creon after he passed a law that his own nephew Polynices would not have a proper burial after he battled against

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    Antigone By Creon Essay

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    Her brother is her own flesh and blood, a part of her family that has the absolute right to be properly buried. Antigone’s conscience would not allow her to leave Polynices as Creon’s law bid, which she reveals when she tells Creon, “But if I had allowed my own mother's son to rot, an unburied corpse — that would have been an agony.” According to her moral compass, to respect and honor her brother in his death transcends

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    Prior to the opening of the play Antigone by Sophocles, Polynices has attacked the city of Thebes, in what is called the Seven Against Thebes. Polynices is the oldest son of Oedipus who should have rightfully taken over the throne yet his younger brother, Eteocles, seized it. While in battle, the two brothers meet at one gate and end up killing each other in one on one combat, which sets the stage for the events that take place in Sophocles's play, Antigone. Antigone has returned to Thebes a grown

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    Antigone

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    Creon's view is "twisted," I do believe that their fate is a direct result of their extreme pride and stubbornness. In "Antigone," Sophocles examines the conflict between the requirements of human and divine law that is centered on the burial of Polynices, Antigone's brother and Creon's nephew. On the issue of the burial, their views are opposed and they each believe that one is right and the other is wrong. The views of Antigone and Creon are opposed, and they both possess the same stubborn belief

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    Summary Of Antigone

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    coffee grinds everywhere. The wind gains power, and soon it is blowing at full force. The sky, a medley of blues, turns darker and darker until it is impossible to tell its previous color. Wind howling, dust flying, Antigone rushes to the grave of Polynices. Just as quick as it has arrived, the whirlwind disappears, leaving a clear view of the hilltops in its wake. The only sound one can hear is the wail of Antigone. Her cry escalates until is is unclear if

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    Oedipus’ sons, Eteocles and Polynices, kill each other in battle, leading to a dangerous situation and a fatal choice, brought about in part by Antigone’s fiery personality and her determination. Although, at first glance, it would appear that Antigone’s decision to bury Polynices’ body is based off of her bravery and courage, it later becomes apparent that she is only doing so because she is seeking attention and glory. Antigone’s willingness to risk her life to bury Polynices, further highlights her

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    his decree against Polynices as a patriotic duty. In his first speech, after giving the order, he closes by explaining: Such is my purpose, and never by any deed of mine shall the base be held in higher honor than the just. But he who is a friend to this city shall be honored by me as such in death as in life (206-210). Antigone also shows her viewpoint early in the play when admonishing her sister Ismene for not sharing in her conviction about burying their brother Polynices, saying: Be what

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    The play “Antigone” by Sophocles is about how a girl named Antigone who was determined to bury her brother Polynices because the law in Thebes who was ruled by her uncle known as King Creon said that you weren’t allowed to bury or honor people who was a traitor to the city and yet a prophet claimed a very powerful vision that would later hurt Creon for making that type of law. The theme in Antigone was to open your ears and listen to others, take advice from others because if they did, there would

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    The True Tragic Hero of Antigone

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    What makes a hero? In our society, a hero is thought of as a tall man who wears a cape and has super powers, but to the Greeks, it was very different. In every Greek tragedy, there is the tragic hero, defined by Aristotle as a character who is an extraordinary person, with both good and bad qualities. Although the character reaches a level of insight, a tragic flaw, such as hamartia, leads to their failure in the end. A perfect example of this can be found in Sophocles’ trilogy, The Theban Plays

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