Comparison Between the Characters of Antigone and A Doll’s House

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A Comparison Between the Characters of Antigone and A Doll’s House

There have always been fundamental differences between the mentalities of the male and female sexes. At one time, women were considered as a possession of the father or husband. Women were denied participation in public life, they had restricted access to education, and they weren't legally allowed to own property. This oppression of women did not prevent them from fighting for, and obtaining, equal rights. It seems that women followed the laws created by men as long as they didn't conflict with what women believed. When there was a conflict between the laws of men and belief’s of women, then the laws of men were ignored. This is clearly illustrated in the two
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She makes a virtuous decision and sticks to it despite the consequence it bears. Her death was tragic since she voluntarily accepted the death, because of the sacrifice she chose to make for her dead brother, because "to bury a man, was to obey the laws of the Gods, even if it were against the laws of man."

In "Antigone", Creon the king of Thebes is portrayed as a haughty, firm and obstinate man. In pursuing his decree, he declares that anyone who buries Polynices would be put to death. He creates the law and stands firmly, regardless of the circumstance or the person involved. Ismene, Antigone's sister tried softening his stance by, reminding him that Antigone was his daughter-in-law to be. Also Haemon, his son, contracted his father's fury by arguing that Creon should dissolve his declaration because of public's sympathy for Anitgone. Creon, however, was not concerned about what the town thought about him. What he didn't want was his authority to be challenged by his own son, and particularly by a woman, in front of the entire state. Because of his rigidity, and inflexibility, he is unmoved by his son's request, the concern of the town's people, or even Tireas warning. Nevertheless Creon did have his own valid argument.

"For he alone who is a man of worth in his own household will appear upright in the state also; and whoe'er offends against the laws by
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