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...s. However, if this was the case, why did so much misfortune come to her? Also, why is the audience left with sympathy for Creon when all is said and done? Similar to other ancient depictions of women, Antigone was a noble and righteous woman whose ultimate downfall was the result of a decision made by a male figure with power over her. Nevertheless, Creon himself learned a valueble lesson in the end, and would have probably treated the situation differently if given the chance. So Antigone did not perish in vain; she paved the way for others (especially woment) to have the courage express their concerns without being afraid of prosecution by Creon. Antigone was presented as a female martyr and role model; she may not have been able to save herself, but she made her mark on Thebes and provided others with the inspiration to stand up for their own values in the future.
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