Antigone Moral Essay

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  • Moral Of Antigone

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    play begins as Antigone and her sister Ismene speak of the death of their brothers Polyneices and Eteocles. However, it is important to note that what events precluded this scene, which was sparked by Eteocles's taking reign of the Thebes after Oedipus had died. It ultimately caused Polyneices to wage a battle against his former city and drove the two brothers to kill one another (Sophocles 8). Thus, leaving Creon who was both of brother's uncle in control of the city of Thebes. Antigone and Ismene discuss

  • 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

  • What Is The Moral Of Antigone

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    In the Greek tragedy, Antigone is a story written by Sophocles that picks up after what happened to Oedipus soon after he dies. Oedipus’s sons Eteocles and Polyneices are killed in battle. The Uncle Creon (the king) as made a law, that no one is to touch Polyneices body. Antigone (main Character) defies the law and is going to give Polyneices the proper burial he deserves. Antigone wants help from her sister Ismene but, Ismene refuses to break the law and face Creon (the king) for disobeying his

  • moralant Essay on the Moral Dilemma in Sophocles' Antigone

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    Antigone:  Barbaric King, Hopeful Princess and Moral Dilemma Antigone is a play that mainly deals with differences among characters that cause life long drawbacks and threatening resolutions. The drama is portrayed through Antigone and Creon's characters who undoubtedly resemble each other. Although they try to be masters of their own fate and eventually succumb to grieving outcomes, they both seem to have the values of a tragic hero. Although, they have their differences, their battle with

  • Contradiction Between Morals in Sophocles' Antigone Essay

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    Antigone:  Contradiction Between Morals   In Ancient Greece, new ideals surfaced as answers to life's complicated questions. These new beliefs were centered on the expanding field of science. Man was focused on more than the Gods or heavenly concerns. A government that was ruled by the people was suggested as opposed to a monarchy that had existed for many years. Freedom of religion was encouraged in city-states. These new ideals, though good in intentions, often conflicted with each

  • A Comparison of Moral Conflict in Antigone and A Doll's House

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    Conflict Between Individual Morals and State Laws in Antigone and A Doll's House              Mother, should I trust the government?  Or should I trust myself?  This dilemma is a common one in a great deal of literature.  In Antigone and A Doll’s House, the main theme is the question of whether one should be true to oneself or true to one’s state or society.  Should Nora (in A Doll’s House) and Antigone (in Antigone) “follow the rules” and do what the state and society want them to do or

  • Moral Law vs. Political Law in Sophocles’ "Antigone" Essay

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    In Sophocles’ Antigone, a written dramatic play, Sophocles portrays the theme that at times of one’s life, it is necessary to follow moral law and ignore political law. In the play, a determined and courageous woman named Antigone is loyal to her beloved brother by granting him a proper burial and having to suffer the consequences for revolting. Throughout Antigone, several incidents occurred where the political law was of no importance to the individual. Conflicts between Antigone and Ismene and

  • How Morals Are Thrown Around Through The Actions And Speeches Of The Characters Creon And Antigone

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    In the tragedy “Antigone” many ideas of morals are tossed around through the actions and speeches of the characters Creon and Antigone. Though these morals seem logical at first, it can later be seen that these two characters represent an over fixation on singular ideas, or morals, of life when it is taken to the extreme. This close mindedness ultimately leads to these character’s downfalls with Creon revealing that his moral extreme is the “political sphere” of life and Antigone, the “private sphere”

  • Moral Law In Antigone

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    The play “Antigone” by Sophocles present different aspects of conflicts such as … Social vs. moral laws in the ancient cultures. The ability to follow the desired moral law brings various results and different reactions from the society. Going against the law of Creon in the play brings consequences such as being branded the name the “traitor” and facing punishment by the state. Similarly, in today’s world going against the law leads to serious effects and punishment by the state law. A good example

  • Moral Hierarchy In Antigone

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    many different moral levels that people have. People use reasoning that can be identified with a particular stage on Kohlberg’s moral development hierarchy. The higher stages of morality are not usually achieved, according to Kohlberg. In a play called Antigone, one character, name Antigone, has a high level of morality. In Antigone, written by Sophocles, he conveys various moral hierarchy stages through character traits, reasoning, and moral development within this character Antigone is portrayed