Respect In Antigone

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Although honor may be seen as a harbinger of respect, possessing a great sense of self respect is true honor. To truly be honored, you must respect yourself in your morals and values. This may be interpreted as a series of actions that inflict harm to yourself. In Antigone by Sophocles, Ismene states, "think how much more than these our own death would be if we should go against Creon and do what he has forbidden!” This quotation means that going against Creon will result in a devastating death. Her sister, Antigone, is willing to die because she feels that this would bring her honor. However, Antigone doesn’t truly understand the value of her own life. Antigone states, "I am not afraid of the danger; if it means death." Essentially,
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