Polynices

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  • Character Analysis of Antigone and Creon in William Shakespeare´s Antigone

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    Creon to their downfalls. The characters’ love is for themselves, which blinded them from seeing the consequences, however, Antigone doesn’t truly have any consequences, only Creon. Antigone wanted the life of the afterlife and had already given Polynices a proper burial, so Creon executing her was only giving her what she wanted. Creon, however, ultimately lost his family when they killed themselves because of his love for his city, he neglected to love his family and lost them, which is why Creon

  • 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

  • Essay about Unbreakable Antigone

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    Antigone risks everything, including her life, but her convictions are unwavering. Antigone's beliefs were never conflicted. From the beginning of the play, the reader sees a steadfast woman, when Antigone tries to persuade Ismene to help bury Polynices. "Will you lift up his body with these bare hands / and lower it with me?" (52-53). Antigone is fully aware of the consequences (37-43) for such an action. Greek custom demands burial of a body and failure to comply risks retribution

  • 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

  • The Tragic Faw In Antigone By Sophocles

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    The story of Antigone and her quest to bury her dead brother involves her, and her king uncle Creon, facing a family flaw that eventually causes both of their downfalls. Antigone consists of a hard-headed niece Antigone, facing her uncle Creon's law to give her brother a proper burial, even though it may risk death. Antigone’s tragic flaw in this play is being stubborn and full of pride, which causes her to be killed in the end. The key aspect of Creon’s tragic flaw is much the same. He refuses to

  • Antigone Analysis

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    can result in losing what people love. A battle just took place in Thebes that resulted in two brothers’ deaths. Creon, the king and also the brothers’ uncle, is an example of what happens when pride and power overtake someone’s life. Creon said, “Polynices, who returned from exile with hopes of burning his native land and ancestral gods from top to bottom, wishing to feast on kindred blood and lead the rest into slavery, it has been decreed that in this city he shall be neither buried nor mourned by

  • Compare And Contrast Thomas Jefferson And Antigone

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    motive for what they believed and viewed was right, not only for themselves, but for the people as a whole. Antigone is the sister of Eteocles and Polyneices. Both Eteocles and Polyneices agree to jointly rule Thebes as mutual kings. After one year, Polynices distrusts his brother, resulting in Polyneices fleeing from Thebes, only to later return with an army. In the battle, both sides are massacred. Eteocles and Polyneices kill one another, consequently giving their power up as king to in Creon, Antigone’s

  • Antigone's Argument Analysis

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    Antigone’s Argument and its Inevitable Outcome Throughout Sophocles’ play, Antigone, Antigone and Creon engage in multiple disputes revolving around Antigone's infraction of Creon’s decree; do not bury Polynices, the traitor, and Antigone’s brother. Creon is outraged. Not only is his law broken, but by a family member, and worse, a woman. This, combined with his post civil war paranoia, makes Creon unreasonable and egotistical, resulting in his inability to take advice. Taking into account Creon’s

  • The Conflict Of Sophocles ' Antigone

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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