Polynices

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  • Pride Found in Antigone

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    not the most intelligent resolution. When Creon does not take the advice of Haimon or Tiresias he obstinately refused because he believed his thoughts were always correct. In like manner, Creon had no real reason to make the law against burying Polynices because no one in the country wanted it but him. Furthermore, King Creon did not go through with his law because Antigone wanted to die and his felt that if she died feeling that way, it would not feel that he would be pleased that his law worked

  • Antigone Analysis

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    Antigone discusses the burial of her brother Polyneices with their sister, Ismene. Antigone tries to convince her sister to help her bury Polyneices, but Ismene fears the consequences of being caught. Antigone Page 2, lines 32-36 “But the body of Polynices, who died miserably—/ Why, a city-wide proclamation, rumor has it,/ Forbids anyone to bury him, even to mourn him” (P 2 28-30). Antigone is moved by desire to bury her brother, and chooses to ignore the law Creon has dictated. Antigone is a rare

  • Antigone Feminist Analysis

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    Antigone, a Greek tragedy pertaining to the events following the deaths of Eteocles and Polynices, Oedipus’ sons, due to a conflict over power. Upon the death of both children their uncle Creon takes the throne of Thebes for himself and declares Polynices a traitor to the state and withheld his burial rights from him. Antigone choose to disobey Creon’s decree and bury her bother. Sophocles’ play has been a long treasure piece of literature throughout the ages; sparking many papers and debates from

  • Antigone, The Universal And Most Heavily On A Hostile Government

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    strong government. Du Gao Idealism: The Root of Antigone’s Downfall in Sophocles’ Antigone Sophocles’ Antigone centers around a familial feud that develops between Antigone and Creon when Antigone decides to bury her brother and Creon’s niece, Polynices. 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

  • Creon: A Bad Leader

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    ! Creon: A Bad Leader Being a good leader means that someone is humble, thoughtful and unselfish. Creon is a rather weak man who has been placed into a position of authority and is incapable of handling the position well. He is a self-conceited man who is also very narrow minded. Creon who only thinks of himself, not the good of the people, causes him to lose many dear family members. And he doesn 't like to be wrong or to be told that he is wrong. He is stubborn and doesn 't want to change

  • Family Conflicts In Antigone

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    the text, Antigone wants to bury her brother, Polynices, after hearing about what occurred with their brother, Eteocles. Polynices and Eteocles had an argument over who should be the king and they ended up slaughtering each other to death in a battle for the throne. Polynices is looked at as a traitor. Antigone did not care and still wanted to bury him. The obstacle in the way her uncle Creon. Creon was the king and he proclaimed that the body of Polynices shall not be buried. Both Antigone and Creon

  • Analysis Of ' Antigone ' Actions Were Just '

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    justified because the laws of the gods, as well as respect for the deceased, triumph over the laws of the state. Morals are often independent and separate from human laws, but they should always be followed. Creon had no right to give an order for Polynices to go without a proper burial. Antigone’s choice to choose her morals, which were established by the Gods were honorable, and are not deserving of punishment. Antigone’s actions were right, and Creon was wrong for ordering such a decree, for man

  • What Is The Character Of Antigone

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    Eteocles and Polynices have been killed during a battle for control over Thebes. Creon is now the cities ruler, and he has ordered that Polynices not be given a proper burial because he brought a foreign army to Thebes. Creon placed sentries over his body and threatens to kill anyone who tries to properly bury him. Antigone, in spite of Creon’s new ruling gives her brother a proper burial. A nervous sentry approaches Creon and tells him that while the sentries slept, someone gave Polynices a proper burial

  • Theme Of Heroic Nature In Antigone

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    by direct characterization. Foiling her against her sister Ismene, Antigone appears to be a fearless and flinty heroine. Facing Creon’s law, Antigone and Ismene presents two contrasting personalities. Ismene refuses Antigone’s invitation to bury Polynices, and argues that she is not to be blamed: “I’m forced, I have no choice – I must obey/ the ones who stand in power” (Sophocles 78, 79). Ismene chooses to be the coward in Antigone’s words, escaping from her responsibility to bury her dead brother

  • Analysis Of Creon 's ' Antigone '

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    Creon has more balance with public law as he the one who enforces the law. Not to be brutal but to set example for his people. He seems to show that he have a feeling of sympathy but he could not go back on his orders knowing the positon he carry. Firm and focus was his personally way of handling thing in the book. Antigone has a more balance view of private morality as she feel like regardless of the law stating she cannot bury her brother she will , being that burying him is the right thing to