Antigone: Breaking The Law

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People in families tend to claim that they would do anything for their family regardless of the circumstances, whether or not they don 't agree with, for example, if two related people departed and one had a funeral, but the other didn’t is unfair, so someone in a family would fight to make sure they both be equal to have a proper rest in peace memorial. The government law is too extreme when the tradition is prohibited leads to anarchy in society because not every citizens agree with the law terms. For this, analysis paper, Antigone was right to justify King Creon about denying the law terms and keep up with the tradition, however Antigone had broke the law so she was forced to make it up for the King. This paper will start out examining the…show more content…
It’s a tradition everyone would do to honor the loss of their love, however at this time period, King Creon established the law for non-burial and that includes obeying the burial of Polyneices as a punishment for his crime of betraying one’s country. According to King Creon in the play stated that “Polyneices, I say, is to have no burial: no man is to touch him or say the least prayer for him; he shall lie on the plain, unburied; and the birds and the scavenging dogs can do with him whatever they like” (Antigone 1250) Creon was confident that Polynices does not justify any solemn ceremony assign to a person who dies with honor. Antigone expresses that King had such a power to make a public announcement to empower someone who will eventually die to overrule, God 's ordinances, unwritten and secure. They are not from today or yesterday, yet they live forever and no one knew when they were the first. These are the regulation who 's a punishment imposed for breaking the law would not bring upon oneself from the gods through man’s temper. At the current scene, Creon’s ruling the government banning the tradition of honoring the loss in your family is too extreme which can affect the citizens in Thebes because what if the citizen’s members did make erroneous to the country before death, yet still deserve a respectful burial and honor them and lastly they may disagree with the law
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