Antigone 's Bravery And Her Challenge Of Breaking The Traditional Role Of Women
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Antigone’s Bravery and Her Challenge of Breaking the Traditional Role of Women (October 6)
Antigone is an extremely strong woman. The way that she stood up to King Creon when he banned the burial of her brother Polyneices for being a traitor. Antigone disregarded any consequences for her actions from the King just to do what she thought was morally right. Also, in Antigone women were looked at as being inferior to men. The scene that showed just how superior men thought they were to women in Antigone was when Creon mocked his son, saying that he was a “woman’s slave.” I interpreted this scene as Creon telling his son that he should not be a slave to any women, but rather a woman should be a slave to him. Antigone as a brave woman questioned and defied the traditional role of women in literature and its self. Antigone is some ways reminds me of Rosa Park, the strong women who decided one day enough was enough and she would not give up her seat on a bus for a white individual. The same way that Antigone stood up to King Creon, Rosa Parks stood up to society by saying that she deserved to sit in the same section as whites. Both women faced consequences for their actions, but they both also made incredible feats in literature and history showing how strong women truly are.
Sadly, women today are still treated as inferior to men, especially in the workforce. Women are being paid less than men for the same quality of work and it is simply unacceptable. It is 2016, not the 1950’s,