Discrimination Towards Women In Antigone

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Sophocles, the writer of Antigone, shows discrimination towards woman through sex, abilities, and significance. There are three women presented in this play: Ismene, Antigone, and Eurydice. Antigone is the protagonist, yet the other characters do not play an imperative part which demonstrates that Sophocles doesn't take much thought towards women. The play implies a law being broken and an inappropriate outcome of the action, which causes piqué within Creon, the king, and the other opponents. A standout among the other characters is Antigone, she infringed upon the law of Creon for the burial of Polyneices and this is a major circumstance in the play. She knows her points of confinement with Creon, but she loves her brother sincerely and is willing to accept to the consequences. Antigone is a wise, sagacious woman who doesn't let anything or anyone get in the way of her Religion she stated "I have not sinned before God. Or if I have, I shall know the truth in death." (Scene IV Line 67-68) Creon laid his grounds about his decision, but Antigone is staying strong with what she believes is right stating "But if the guilt lies upon Creon who judges me, then, I pray, may his punishment equal my own.' (Scene IV Line 69-70) But before Antigone stepped up for the burial of Polyneices, Sophocles stated "Find that man, bring him here to me," (Scene I Line 251) This is the reason Sophocles show discrimination towards women through sex, abilities,…show more content…
There is tension between them which leads them to an argument. Ismene does not want acquaintance with Antigone's business due to her quote "They mean a great deal to me, but I have no strength. To break the laws that were made for the public good" (Prologue Line 64-65). Antigone does not agree with Ismene and states if she's "A true sister, or a traitor to your family" (Prologue Line 27). Yet Ismene does not want to interfere with the law by

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