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    In the play Antigone, originally written by Sophocles, conflict is revealed when the two sisters, Antigone and Ismene, witness the death of their two brothers within an hour of each other. Creon, the king of Thebes, gives Eteocles a soldierś funeral with military honors, but Polyneices will have to die in a field without even being buried. Although Polyneices broke laws in his life, Antigone believes he still deserves a funeral. Creon should allow Antigone to bury Polyneices by the law of God. Creon’s

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    Antigone is a very well-developed story that incorporates family structures and conflicts within the text. In this story, tensions seem to rise all because of the arguments within the family. The entire plot of the story can be summarized by the arguments within the family and these arguments sets up the tragic moments of the text. Antigone focuses on the choices of what each family member chooses to follow and how the consequences relates to the choices made. Because of the personalities between

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    Conflicts in Antigone      There were three basic conflicts that caused Antigone and Creon to clash as violently as they did. First, was the conflict of the individual versus the state, in which Antigone represented the individual and Creon the king, the state. The second conflict can be described as following ones conscience and ideals versus following the law strictly. In this conflict Antigone makes decisions based on her conscience and ideals while Creon is the strict

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    The tragedy “Antigone” written by one of the most famous writers of Antiquity, Sophocles, has become a true symbol of love, devotion, and care. It tells the story of a courageous girl who managed to challenge the contemporary society and its laws under the fear of a death penalty. Being a loving sister, she gave her last respect to her brother burying him disregarding the state law. Antigone is quite a contradictory character, and the following paper aims to analyze the Antigone`s personality discussing

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    Sophocles’ Antigone centers around a familial feud that develops between Antigone and Creon when Antigone decides to bury her brother and Creon’s niece, Polyneices. While Antigone believes that it is her religious and familial duty to bury her brother, Creon objects, citing the Theban civil war which took place right before the events of the play. Adhering to Greek literary tradition, Sophocles ultimately seeks not just to entertain the audience but also to teach a moral lesson, in this case about

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    Levels of conflict between Antigone and Creon Introduction Antigone is an ancient Greek play of classic literature. The play deals with Antigone brother’s burial Polynices in rebelliousness of the decree of Creon and the nation. Creon is the ruler who dominates Thebes, and there were tragic consequences for public defiance from Antigone. Antigone brothers had different principles from Creon, and personal feelings elevated the disagreement. Creon was angry due to Antigone breaking the rules. The

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    Essay on Moral Conflict in Antigone

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    The major moral conflict in Antigone by Sophocles is the conflict over which value is most fundamental. The play presents the moral conflict over whether the god's law or the city's law is more powerful. This seems to be the most prominent theme. The conflict arises mainly between the tragic heroes Antigone and her uncle-in-law Creon, King of Thebes. The city of Thebes had been through a war in which Antigone and her sister Ismene have lost both of their brothers to it, Eteocles and Polyneices

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    The topic I chose to write this essay on is about the examination of the central conflicts that are taking place in the story “Antigone”. Throughout the story and what seems to be the start of many conflicts to come is, Antigone the main character having hard time fathering the fact that she’s not allowed to bury her other brother Polynices. Due to orders given by her uncle Creon. Essentially in the story Antigone struggles with fighting against the social customs of the time, disputes with her

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    The Nature of the Conflict in Antigone       In “Sophocles’ Praise of Man and the Conflicts of the Antigone,” Charles Paul Segal explains the nature of the conflict between Antigone and Creon: The conflict between Creon and Antigone has its starting point in the problems of law and justice. At any rate, the difference is most explicitly formulated in these terms in Antigone’s great speech on the divine laws. . . . Against the limited and relative “decrees” of men she sets the eternal laws

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    Conflicts in Antigone and Lysistrata   In Antigone and Lysistrata the tension between the polis and oikos is reflected in different ways. Antigone prioritizes oikos over polis, while Creon prioritizes polis over oikos. The men in Lysistrata favor fighting for the state over being at home while the women want their husbands with them instead of being at the war. We find ample evidence of different conflicts and similarities in both plays, but the male's prioritizing polis over oikos and the

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