Creon's Core Values In Antigone

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Core values are an important trait for everyone and has influence on how people act and what you are like. In Sophocles’ Greek tragedy, Antigone, the protagonist, Antigone, is influenced a lot by her core values. The play Antigone was the story of the daughter Antigone of Oedipus and Iocaste, which took place after they tragically died. Antigone is influenced by the core values of her belief of family coming first, her following of God, and dying with pride and honor is important. Antigone’s core values and morals are more important than anything and these influence her choices throughout the play. Antigone’s first core value is that she believes in putting her family first. This core value influences her decision that leads to her attempting …show more content…

Following this is an influence on why she goes against Creon’s law. "It was not God's proclamation. That final Justice that rules the world makes no such laws. Your edict, King, was strong, but all your strength is weakness itself against the immortal laws of God." and it shows that she believes Creon's laws are discriminatory. This influences her core value in believing in God because she said “It was not God’s proclamation.” The quote influences her choice because she is saying Creon’s laws don’t follow God’s rules so she won’t follow Creon. The second quote that supports this is " I say that this crime is holy." which is saying that she doesn't agree with Creon. This quote has an influence on her decision because she doesn’t care about what Creon will do and she knows that God won’t do anything to her because she is following God’s proclamation. This also backs up her core value because she is saying “ (the)crime is holy.” in which she is following God. Antigone’s choice to go up against Creon’s law is influenced by her core value of believing in …show more content…

This core value influences Antigone into burying her brother so he can have his pride. The first quote by Antigone states"Creon buried our brother, Eteocles, with military honors, gave him a soldier's funeral, and it was right that he should, but Polyneices, who fought as bravely and died miserably." which shows that Polyneices deserves the same as Eteocles. This proves her core value because she is trying to influence Creon into giving her brother pride and honor with a burial which is what he deserves. This also influences Antigone because she tries to persuade Creon and when he denies she decides to try to bury him herself. The second quote she says "Nevertheless, there are honors due all the dead." which is basically exactly what the core value is, everyone deserves pride and honor so she is influenced by it. This influences her decision because she is saying how when she is sentenced to death, she is saying how she wants to die with pride and honor, also she wants Polyneices to get his pride and honor by getting a proper burial. Antigone’s decision to bury Polyneices properly is influenced by her core value of pride and honor is important. Throughout the play, Antigone's core values changed the way she acted. Antigone felt that Creon’s laws were prejudiced against her belief in God's proclamation and her personal morals or core values. She put her family first the whole time,

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