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Conflict Between Antigone And Creon

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Georg Hegel, a very influential philosopher once said that the conflicts in Greek Tragics are not good versus evil but rather two different point of view taking a stand for themselves. The concept of the play is the conflict between Antigone and Creon, the story developed based on their conflict. But the conflict itself seems only to be the result of belief perseverance──one uphold to one's initial belief even after receiving new points of views. Antigone and Creon both thought they believed they were following the will of the gods and the their own inner moral standard. The play proves that there is a moral dilemma because the audience can empathizes with Creon’s loyalty to the state and Antigone’s loyalty to her family.
The play Antigone presents the great conflict between Creon and Antigone by showing the Antigone’s loyal commitment to family and Creon’s unbreakable faith in law which is also at the same time a common conflict between individual to state or a superior and an inferior. There is truly not a protagonist or an antagonist in this play, two characters are both ‘right’ and both ‘wrong’. Creon follows and esteem the law; Antigone puts family in front of everything, they all have their reasons. But the truth is, we all seem to consider Antigone as the ‘good guy’ when reading the play, and
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Antigone made her choice based on that. Antigone always thought she was against Creon, not the law not city-state, because the words of Clayton does not mean the law, nor on behalf of the city, not on behalf of God's will. At the same time it also reflects the social opposition to the establishment of the dictatorship, advocating the democratic spirit of the social trend, because the law is not a personal will, but the will of the citizens, if only one person is not a city, then only one person Of course, the law is not a law, which represents the universal
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