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    When Creon asked Antigone if she had buried her brother, Polynices, she was non-hesitant and willing to answer truthfully. " I did. I deny not a thing"(Antigone 209). Creon then questions her, "now tell me, Antigone, a straight yes or no: did you know an edict had forbidden this?" ( Antigone 210). Antigone: "Of

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    Connotations of Antigone

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    death in the family. Two of the closest members of a family are ripped out at an instant. At the funeral, the family notices that only one brother is there to be buried. Everyone questions this, “Where is Polynices”? Answers are not found, but then word gets through that because of his exile, Polynices, will not be formally buried, but will suffer even in his after-life. The government is not sparing anyone with the laws that are set forth. Will his lifeless body be left out to rot in the sun and be

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    Antigone

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    Antigone Essay In any story or piece of literature, there will always be the main characters to fill the pages with incessant adventure. The characters whose names appear on almost every page and the characters whose actions the story revolves around. However, a story will also always have its minor characters. These are the characters that contribute heavily to the plot, yet aren't mentioned quite as often and are underestimated regarding their importance in the story. In the Greek masterpiece

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    responsibility for all that has happened. It is the first time that he has woken up to the realities of what he has done to his family. He had already taken the first step towards repentance of his wrong doing when he personally sees to it that the body of Polynices received a proper burial. However, he was too late to rescue Haemon, Antigone, or his wife. Creon is truly paying the consequences of being inflexible and

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    Antigone, by Sophocles

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    In the play Antigone, by Sophocles, it is greatly apparent just within the first few exchanges between Ismene and Antigone that there are various social issues surrounding the women in ancient Greece. The play raises many gender and socially related issues especially when looking at the contextual background of the playwright and the representation of the women within the play. When the characters of the first scene begin their analog, it is important to note what they are actually saying about each

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    “The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says, ‘It's a girl.’” (Chisholm). Where do women fit in the social order of society today? Many women today fit in the same role as they would have been expected to long ago. Though generally speaking, women have a lot more options today. The male hierarchy still governs most aspects of society, but with many more limitations because women are discovering that they can stand on their own, and have no need for

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    did goes against Creon and this is where his difficult decision comes in. “Creon represents the regal point of view, while Antigone is just the opposite. The primary conflict arises when Creon declares that no one be allowed to bury the body of Polynices, one of Antigone's brothers who was slain in battle. Antigone, who cares for her brother very much, wants to see him properly laid to rest, so that his spirit can find peace. Unf... ... middle of paper ... ...te law in front of the law of the

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    Choosing to follow authority and the law is admirable and important in order to have a stable society; however, prioritizing family over all is imbedded in humanity. Family is part of one’s identity and greatly affects one's morals and opinions. If a person solely lives a rigid life, following authority over family, then compassion and the ability to be flexible is lost. Sophocles poses if authority or family is superior through the characters Antigone and Creon as their actions and opinions drastically

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    Drama Essay Creon is depicted as a clear-headed, Calm, and rational character in “Oedipus the King” as he deals with a crazed Oedipus’ accusations of treason, as well as losing his sister, also Oedipus’ wife, through a suicide. He does not change from this personality until the very end of the play, when he gets his first glimpse of power as Oedipus’ reign begins to crumble. Even so, he remains gentle to Oedipus. His character takes a drastic turn for the worse after becoming the King of Thebes

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    Creon has “no business with the dead, nor do the gods above-this is violence you have forced upon the heavens.” Creon’s error is two-fold as he buried someone alive who was Antigone and he left someone dead unburied. It is important that Polynices does get buried, as his flesh is being ripped apart by animals, which is inhumane. His soul will not reach the Greek afterlife and he is left in a limbo. Creon has just broken the laws of the gods he exerted influence in a godly realm. There are

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