Antigone And Gilgamesh Analysis

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In Sophocles’ Antigone and The Epic of Gilgamesh, both Antigone and Gilgamesh don't dread death as long as they did the right thing according to them. First, I will talk about how Antigone sees the divine laws of the immortals much more important than those of the mortals. Next, I will discuss how Gilgamesh finds it acceptable to die if he does something audacious- like fighting Humbaba- because individuals in the city will remember him for the actions that he’s done and the sacrifices he has made. Finally, I will argue how its surprising how Antigone and Gilgamesh have the same views on death as they are both different genders. Antigone would rather follow the laws the the immortals give her than those of the mortals. Antigone is a woman who stands up for herself, and does whatever she wants, no-matter what the consequences are, as she would rather die considering she owes more time to the dead as her entire family is dead except here sister Ismene (someone she doesn’t care for all that much as she doesn’t want to burry her own brother). She doesn’t mind dying knowing that she has respected the god/goddess rules as she believes that they could make harder and more threatening punishments than the mortals as the worst punishment Kreon or…show more content…
This was a time period where women were frowned upon and men were seen as superior, both mentally and physically. Women in Ancient Greece plays were usually played as servants, or mothers. They had such a negative connotation on them because men were meant to be the root of the family and women were known to clean and wait for their husbands to come back from war. Men were allowed to sleep with multiple people and it wouldn’t look atrocious (especially if you were a god), as if a women slept with multiple individuals, she would be treated and looked upon as unfaithful, un-loyal, would probably get a punishment, and would be frowned upon by every person in the
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