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The Real Leader In Antigone

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As Antigone goes through the tragedy of losing her brothers, she also experiences severe consequences for opposing the rule of men in favor of the rule of the gods. Despite the norm of her society, she steps out of her role as a woman and makes a stand for what she believes is correct. Despite the consequences she knows she will face, Antigone stands as a symbol for hope for all those in the Greek society who believe they are being oppressed by corrupt leaders. Looking at Antigone, people to this day view the way she sacrificed her own life to demonstrate who she felt the real leader was a heroic success, fictional or not. “Think how very horribly we will die if we go against the king’s decree and strength outside the law” (Line 59). Continually
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