Antigone Vs Creon Essay

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Have you ever fought for something you believed in? In Sophocles’ tragic play Antigone, Creon goes against something Antigone believes in and Antigone goes against something Creon believes in. Both characters are headstrong in what they believe in, because of this both characters for the most part are unwilling to change their minds. Unlike Creon, Antigone is justified for fighting for what she believes in. Some people may say that Antigone chose to die. This is not right because Antigone was not choosing death, she was choosing to be loyal to family. Creon decided to make a law in which Polyneices, Antigone’s brother could not be buried. If someone broke this law they would be stoned to death in public. Antigone did not think it was right, and decided to bury him saying “ But I will bury him; and if I must die, I say that this crime is holy: I shall lie down with him in death…”. Another opposing argument is that Creon needs to punish her. However, Antigone is Creon’s niece and as the king, you should not be sentencing people to death just because you have the power to, especially if…show more content…
Polyneices was known as a traitor to Thebes and that is why Creon made the law that Polyneices could not be buried. Even though Antigone was aware of this she was not ready to just leave her brother’s carcass unburied and completely open to animals like birds and dogs. The law was not thought through by creon at all, Creon’s son Haimon even tells his dad that him killing Antigone is guaranteed to bring upon more deaths. Creon started to believe that Haimon had turned over to a criminal, his fiance Antigone, but Haimon re assures Creon that he listens to his father and has the most respect for him. Even though Haimon tells this to Creon, Haimon still tells the King Creon that he is wrong and that the people are talking in town, Haimon says “But I, at any rate, can listen; and i have heard them muttering and whispering in the dark about this
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