Polynices

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  • The Conflict Of Rebellion By Anouilh 's Antigone

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    The consequence Antigone’s rebellion had upon Creon’s kingdom was physically negligible, but her message was diffused through the land. All she wanted was peace for her brother, while Polynices was never buried. She was put to death, later committing suicide, along with Haemon and Queen Eurydice. The physical outcome of her struggle against the tyrant were only royal deaths, with Creon attending a “Privy Council” (60) meeting right after

  • Role Of Fate In Antigone

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    Antigone’s blinding loyalty to her family and to the gods launches her into Creon’s deathly punishment because she goes against his order—meanwhile upholding the law of the gods—and buries Polynices, emphasizing that, although loyalty is crucial, it can, at times, cloud one’s logical judgement. Her rashness and thoughtlessness comes from her undiscerning loyalty to her family and the divinities, and rage toward Creon for disrespecting the dead, which relates back to the rule of heaven. Upon being

  • Women Were Not Recognized As Citizens

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    prophets. Antigone states, “He has no right to keep me from my own (59)”. Referring to Creon, the King of Thebes, who enforced man-made- laws to bury one of Antigone’s brother with an honorable discharge but emphasized that the expired physique of Polynices should be left for “birds that scan the field and feast to their hearts content (36)”. When reading the

  • Comparison Of EteoclesAntigone And Creon

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    what they believe is best in their mind. Antigone is guilty in the eyes of the law because she buried her brother, Polynices, a traitor to Thebes, against Creon’s ruling. Creon has banned Polynices’ burial because he fought for power against Thebes and his own brother, Eteocles, who also died in the battle. Eteocles was granted a proper burial for dying in the name of Thebes, but Polynices was not. Antigone is worried about his burial rights because it is her job as a woman in the family to make sure

  • 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

  • Analysis Of The Central Conflicts Of ' Antigone '

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    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 sister Ismene, and Creon who represents the state or government and the ultimate enemy.

  • Sophocles’ Oedipus Cycle – Antigone, as a Feminist Essay

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    literature, the character Antigone, of Sophocles’ Oedipus Cycle, displays fine characteristics of a great female leader in order to stand up against male dominance for her religious, political, and personal beliefs. When the king denies her brother, Polynices, proper burial, Antigone goes against state law by burying him herself in order to protect heavenly decree and maintain justice. In doing this, she steps out of her place as a woman in a male dominated society. In order to characterize Antigone

  • The Tragic Tragedy Of Antigone By Sophocles

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    villain, and Antigone is seen as the beacon of light; however, critics have different perspectives on this topic. Holt defends Creon, and justifies that he has the right to declare the edict of death to whoever goes against his decree of burying Polynices. In defending Creon, Holt says “…in fifth century

  • Antigone Essay

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    such antagonism between the sisters, Sophocles presents drama by developing another form of rivalry and another reason for Antigone to rebel against the law. At the end of the story when Antigone was listening to her punishment for burying Polynices, Ismene speaks up and attempts to be held responsible for the crime. She pleads with Antigone to let her die alongside her, however, Antigone did not want her sister to take any blame in something she had nothing to do with, so she disregarded

  • Civil And Divine Law In Antigone By Sophocles

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    Standing for what you believe in and know what's right and wrong is important . In the play, Antigone, Sophocles demonstrates that through the conflict of the character. The play is a well-known tragic drama about the conflict between Antigone and her uncle Creon who is king of Thebes.Both character have different believes, idea and opinions regarding divine law and civil law. In Antigone the author Sophocles demonstrates the how important one's moral beliefs is, through the actions of the characters