Antigone Gods Rule Over Law Analysis

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Antigone: Gods’ Rule Over Law The ancient Greek play of Antigone includes many instances of great opposition. Between the characters of Creon, the wartime ruler of Thebes, and Antigone, Creon’s step-daughter, there is a struggle for the ruling of whether Antigone’s traitor brother would ultimately be buried or let out for nature to take care of the body. I agree with Antigone to have her brother, Polyneices, buried at the Gods’ will. The beginning of the play in scene one of Antigone starts out with Antigone and her sister, Ismene, speaking about the deaths out their brothers. Antigone reveals to the audience that her brother, Eteocles, fighting with the city of Thebes, was to be buried with full military honors and her other brother invading Thebes was to be left unburied. Ismene agreed with the decision of Creon while Antigone greatly disagreed, following the Gods’ instead of the actual law. On the contrary to Antigone’s view, some people may agree with Ismene, assuming that if you betray your own family and your city in that time period, it is right to not…show more content…
Mentioned in scene 2, Creon announces that the body of Polyneices will not be buried and the character Sentry bursts into the room to give news. The news would be that someone has covered the body in a light coating of dust. To this news, Creon is engulfed in complete anger, pointing fingers at the message man while it was actually Antigone’s doing. After this, Choragus suggests that maybe it is the Gods’ doing to cover the body. As Creon expresses that Choragus is wrong at all costs, Creon shows the attribute of hubrus, to have overbearing self pride, saying he has the only right answer. Although he may be the ruler of the city and what he says is expected to be respected, his word is not necessarily morally right. In result of his own overbearing pride, he was blind to right decision he should have

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