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    willing to go to, just so that she could bury her brother with honor and dignity. Polynices is the brother of Antigone and he had died in a battle. Anyone who died in battle deserves a proper burial, but Polynices was denied of this privilege since he was viewed as a traitor to the city of Thebes and the law stated that the mourning or burial of a traitor is deemed severely punishable. Antigone, the sister of Polynices is bent on making sure that her brother gets the proper respect that he deserves

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    to other countries in the present day as well as in the past. The play Antigone written by Sophocles, a young girl decides to follow the rules of the Gods rather than the rules of man, especially when it came to the proper burial of her brother Polynices. Antigone decides to bury her brother even though it was against the civil laws to even mourn him. This action is pertinent to the feminists of the day because Creon treats Antigone with absolutely no respect and acts as if she is ignorant. Likewise

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    Antigone

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    also deals with the battle of the sexes. The play is about a strong-willed woman, Antigone, defying the laws of a proud king, Creon. Antigone is torn between her devotion to the gods, her brother Polynices, and her loyalty to the king. Creon, ruler of Thebes, issued the order to leave the traitor Polynices’ body unburied. He must be left unburied, his corpse carrion for the birds and dogs to tear, an obscenity for the citizens to behold! (229-31) Antigone was not about to simply obey Creon’s absurd

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    different ways by different people; one way to look at it is allegiance which is the feeling of devoted attachment and affection. This can be related to the fact that in both books Antigone has the feeling of attachment and affection towards her brother Polynices, and thinks that he deserves the proper burial. Both versions are very different and are each meant to engage the audience and make them think about how the character develops/ changes throughout the stories. These plays can be interpreted in various

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    Stealing In Antigone

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    In the story Antigone by Sophocles, a young women plagued by a curse in her family leads to a dilemma of going against the king and facing a severe punishment or leaving her dead brother’s body without a proper burial for the gods’. If a compromising event occurs to someone that is against their morals it is not understandable if they choose to break the law. Antigone feels she is left with no option because of the love for her brother and her obedience to the gods she believes in. Similar to the

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    Unbreakable Antigone

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    Antigone risks everything, including her life, but her convictions are unwavering. Antigone's beliefs were never conflicted. From the beginning of the play, the reader sees a steadfast woman, when Antigone tries to persuade Ismene to help bury Polynices. "Will you lift up his body with these bare hands / and lower it with me?" (52-53). Antigone is fully aware of the consequences (37-43) for such an action. Greek custom demands burial of a body and failure to comply risks retribution from the

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    don't speak before I think(1520)." In Antigone, Creon becomes king of Thebes after Polynices and Eteocles commit fratricide in battle. Antigone commits her ‘crime of reverence(74)' by burying Polynices after a direct order from Creon dictating that everyone leave him on the ground, unburied. Creon first accuses the council of elders of being stupid and old (281) when they suggest that the gods were behind Polynices' burial. After this, he goes on a tirade against men who supposedly were not happy

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    possibility of a death sentence being issued for the two of them. Creon, the king and their uncle, issued an edict to the people of Thebes that the rebel Polynices, brother to Ismene and Antigone, should not be buried on pain of death. Antigone explains in what seems to be a rational tone that she and Ismene are bound, as by duty, to bury Polynices and face the execution. She makes it clear to Ismene that there are no two ways about it. "That's the way it is. What do you think we can do to change it

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    Sophocles’ tragic drama, Antigone, presents to the reader a full range of characters: static and dynamic, flat and round; they are portrayed mostly through the showing technique. In “Sophocles’ Praise of Man and the Conflicts of the Antigone,” Charles Paul Segal takes the stand that there are two protagonists in the drama (which conflicts with this reader’s interpretation): This is not to say that there are not conceptual issues involved in the characters of Creon and Antigone. But the issues

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    why it is intolerable – say the gods could have the slightest concern for that corpse… The hero who came to burn their temples ringed with pillars… Exactly when did you last see the gods celebrating traitors (Sophocles 319-327)?” As the uncle of Polynices, Creon is ashamed and hurt that his own nephew dared to raise an army against his own birthplace. This betrayal devastates Creon, which leads to the reader’s revelation of his many flaws and his growing disgust toward others. Joseph Tomain explores

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